Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia may be postponed

Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia may be postponed

Pristina, 25 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Dialogue for the normalization of relations between Pristina and Belgrade may be postponed.

The continuation of this process depends on the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, which upon the request of president Jahjaga, is examining the constitutional validity of the provisions of the agreement for the Association of Serb Communes.

The spokesman of the European Commission, Maja Kocijancic says that there’s not yet a date about the next meeting between Belgrade and Pristina.

“If you ask me about the date of the next high level meeting, I still cannot say anything”, she stressed.

IBNA learns that silence between Pristina and Belgrade may last until Spring.

Naim Rashiti from the Balkan Group for Politics says that the framework of the talks may change through pressure by the opposition in Kosovo.

“We are seeing how it [dialogue] has stopped. It’s not easy. If the Constitutional Court of Kosovo declares the formation of the Association unconstitutional, then the framework of talks must change”, Rashiti says.

Kosovo’s PM, Isa Mustafa has demanded from the opposition to wait for the ruling of the Constitutional Court and accept it, whatever it will be.

“I can say that no element of the agreement or the statute [of the association of Serb communes] will pass if the Constitutional Court says that it’s not fully compliant with the Constitution of Kosovo”.

“If the court says that the agreement as a whole is unconstitutional, then it will not be implemented, but it goes back to Brussels and everything resumes where it’s left until an agreement which has the consent of the Constitutional Courtis, is reached ”, PM Mustafa said.

Meanwhile, Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, declared that Kosovo doesn’t want to want to deliver its obligations based on the Brussels’ agreement. He says that the suspension of dialogue may cause instability for the situation in the region.

“Kosovo must first decide if it wants to apply the Brussels’ agreement, because I think that the suspension of this agreement is not an option. The agreement is a commitment for which we have agreed in the presence of the international community and this is what can cause instability in the region”, the head of the Serb diplomacy added.

Meanwhile, opposition in Kosovo has announced that on 28 November, it will hold a massive protest against the Association of Serb Communes and border demarcation with Montenegro.

Driton Caushi, vice chairman of Self Determination, says that the opposition insists that the first step for the normalization of situation in the parliament is the annulment of the two agreements.

“Every other process must be preceded by the annulment of the Brussels’ agreements”, Caushi said. /ibna/