IBNA Special Report
Pristina, September 3, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Experts of European integration told IBNA that the new European leadership has good knowledge of the situation in the Balkan and that it will engage for the advancement of the agenda of dialogue and integration.
Professor of European Law, Emrush Ujkani considers the nomination of the new chief of EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini as an advantage for Kosovo and Western Balkan.
According to him, Mogherini’s election will not be seen with criticism, on the contrary, given that she comes from Italy, a country of the region, this can be an advantage and an important factor for Kosovo and Western Balkan countries.
“She will be able to accelerate the European agenda. Countries often know how to position themselves on regional basis and this will have a positive impact in all developments, not only for Kosovo, but for all Western Balkan countries”, said Ujkani.
Meanwhile, the Kosovar analyst told IBNA that the foreign policy of the European Union will continue to put pressure for the continuation of dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
“EU will continue to put pressure for the continuation of talks between Belgrade and Pristina. The talks will help both countries in the process of coming closer to the EU and they will contribute to peace and stability in the region along with improving the life of the citizens in both countries”, says Shala.
According to him, talks will enable Kosovo accession in the EU and other important international organizations.
“With the pressure of European leadership, Kosovo and Serbia must sign a Peace Treaty. With this, Kosovo will be organized by five EU countries, it will come closer to the accession and will become a member of the UNO and other important international organizations”, said Shala.
The new chief of EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, who is also current foreign minister of Italy, said that whoever forms the government of Kosovo, will have the will to continue the talks with Belgrade and to implement the agreements reached so far.
“From the meetings that I’ve had in Kosovo and Serbia, I have seen a strong will to continue with the talks”, said Mogherini.
In Kosovo, there exists a will by all political parties, except for Self Determination, to continue the talks between Kosovo and Serbia.
Leaders of political parties from the opposition and majority have pledged that they will continue the talks with Serbia, as soon as the political and constitutional crisis is solved.
Deputy prime minister Edita Tahiri confirmed that on September 4, a meeting will be held in Brussels for the integrated border management agreement.
Tahiri said that that the delays in the establishment of new institutions have not had an impact in the Brussels agreements, but according to him, it was Serbia that has caused the delays in this process. /ibna/