Kosovo requests changes in the dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo requests changes in the dialogue with Serbia

Pristina, 16 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo is not happy with the format of talks which aim at normalizing relations with Serbia. Representatives of the government of Kosovo have asked Belgrade to put more pressure on the neighboring country for the implementation of the agreements reached in Brussels.

Minister of Dialogue, Edita Tahiri says that she has demanded from the European Union to set a deadline on this process, which could last forever.

“Unable to implement the agreements reached in Belgrade, it is necessary to redefine the format of talks. If there are changes in the dialogue in the future, it would be best if the states are represented in all levels”, she says.

In this context, minister Tahiri says that Kosovo may create a higher level unity team, as it has been the one in Vienna.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa also says that it is difficult to continue dialogue, while Serbia prevents Kosovo in the integrating processes.

“We have a contradiction in the behavior of the Serb government. On one hand, they present themselves as very cooperative in front of the European community, while on the other, they block Kosovo’s accession in international organizations, for which they have pledged that they will not do”, he said.

Analyst Shkelzwn Dakaj told IBNA that Kosovo must prolong these talks until Serbia acts normally.

“The talks with Serbia cannot continue if it shows the approach that it has shown so far. These talks are not normalizing relations between the two countries. On the contrary, the situation has deteriorated. Serbia is preventing the free movement of goods and people. It is preventing Kosovo’s accession in international organizations and Kosovo’s recognition by countries with which it has good relations”, Dakaj says.

According to him, given that talks are not bringing any benefits for the citizens of Kosovo and do not normalize relations between the two countries, then their format must be changed. /balkaneu.com/