Compromises concerning dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia

Compromises concerning dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia

The talks for the normalization of relations between Pristina and Belgrade are expected to be finalized this year with an agreement which enables the establishment of the Association of Serb Communes and Kosovo’s accession in the UN.

The Democratic Party of Serbia has said in a press release that the Association is being used as a cover up.

“The creation of the Association is being used today to sign a legally binding agreement which enables Kosovo to become a member country in all organizations, including the UN”, the press release says.

This party has considered the declarations of the Serb official, Marko Djuric, who said that the Association will not be formed according to the Constitution of Kosovo, as ridiculous.

“It has been said that the Association will be formed and that Kosovo will not become a UN member. But the decree of the government of Kosovo shows that the Association will be formed based on the Constitution. This is the reason why Djuric’s declarations are ridiculous”, the press release states.

Opposition parties in Kosovo believe that Kosovo’s sovereignty and the unification of Mitrovica is more important than the UN seat.

The chairman of Self Determination, Albin Kurti says that Kosovo should not accept compromises to secure a seat in the UN.

“Kosovo’s priority must be the unification of Mitrovica and not a UN seat. I am not against the UN seat, but we cannot compare it to the unification of Mitrovica”, Kurti said.

According to him, Kosovo needs to engage in dialogue with local Serbs.

On the other hand, the government of Kosovo is engaged in finalizing the drafting of the statute of the Association of Serb Communes within a period of four months, as it was required by Brussels.

“Government of Kosovo is aiming to finalize this process according to the deadline. The statute will be drafted by the managerial team and until it’s drafted, there will be no meetings in Brussels”, said the government’s spokesperson, Donjeta Gashi. /balkaneu.com/