Kosovo: Opposition against border correction with Serbia

Kosovo: Opposition against border correction with Serbia

Democratic League of Kosovo Party (LDK) in opposition will demand the opinion of the Constitutional Court regarding the statements made by the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci for the correction of borders in the process of dialogue for the normalization of relations with Serbia.

This party convened on Tuesday evening to discuss “the debate and the positioning concerning the final phase of dialogue”.

Democratic League of Kosovo issued a statement, saying that it believes that pending issues between Kosovo and Serbia may only be solved through dialog and through the constant support of the European Union and USA.

“Democratic League of Kosovo is of the opinion that the statements made by the president of the country in the recent days, are immature, in contradiction with the Constitution of Kosovo and the President’s constitutional mandate. Therefore, LDK deems it necessary to demand the opinion of the Constitutional Court regarding this particular issue”.

According to this party, the president of the country “has failed in assuming a unifying role and in guaranteeing constitutional order in the country. LDK reiterates the fact that the president cannot represent Kosovo in this process, because he has not been given a mandate by the parliament of Kosovo”.

LDK also reiterates the fact that “Kosovo’s borders and state subjectivity have been defined by the Declaration of Independence, the Opinion of the International Court of Justice and stresses the fact that Kosovo has been recognized by the majority of free nations of the world. Therefore, the final agreement with Serbia should be achieved by not threatening Kosovo’s territorial integrity, by preserving the unitary character of the state of Kosovo and by complying with the spirit of the Constitution”.

The talks between Kosovo and Serbia are expected to resume in September. These talks are expected to lead to a binding agreement for the normalization of relations between the two countries. However, it is not clear how this agreement will be, while the sides have been suggesting the division of Kosovo or territorial exchanges, where Serbia would be given the north of Kosovo, while Kosovo would be given Presevo Valley. /ibna/