Pristina, KOSTT, 'Serbian' electricity and Kosovo's European goal

Pristina, KOSTT, 'Serbian' electricity and Kosovo's European goal
Ever since the end of the Kosovo war in 1999, none of the four Serb-majority municipalities in the north of the country have given money to Pristina for what they consume energy wise.

However, Pristina has a major European goal to achieve, thus pushed differences aside, remains patient and on Monday, it decided "to allocate one million euros to Kosovo’s Transmission, System and Market Operator, KOSTT public energy company to cover the energy expenditure of Serb-majority municipalities in the north of the country", Balkan Insight reports.

Nevertheless, the focus is elsewhere and has nothing to do with humanitarian or friendly feelings of Pristina for the Serbs in the north or its wish to put the record straight right now.

The reason why, came from the official lips of the Kosovar premier, Ramush Haradinaj: "It is a temporary decision but as such saves our network functionality and enables us to remain at the table to gain our right to become an operator in the network of transmission operators in Europe."

Still, a more permanent solution to the problem is needed.../IBNA

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