Kosovo: Serb community aims more rights with the creation of the Association

Kosovo: Serb community aims more rights with the creation of the Association

Pristina, 4 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Serb political representatives in Kosovo aim at creating the Association of Serb Communes in 2016 and also to improve the life of the Serb community.

Vladeta Kostic, mayor of Gracanica, who is with the Serb List, says that she will fully engage in order for the voice of the Serb community to be heard and to be taken under consideration.

She says that in order for the Serbs to be heard, the Association of Serb Communes needs to be set up.

“The Association of Serb Communes must be set up because both governments have pledged to do this. It’s important for the Albanian majority in Kosovo to realize that the Association of Serb Communes doesn’t pose a threat for society, Kosovo or Albanians”, Kostic says.

Petar Miletic, former MP and expert of political developments in Kosovo, says that the Serbs ambitions and desires are no different to the Albanians.

“We want security, more jobs, more money and a better life. As far as Serb political representatives in Kosovo are concerned, I would like for them to be more active in 2016, more aggressive in their demands, especially in terms of the creation of the Association of Serb Communes”, Miletic says.

But Marko Jakshic, one of the Serb leaders of the north of Kosovo, who is against the integration of Serbs in the institutions of Kosovo, says that until 2013, when the Brussels’ agreement was reached, Serbs of Kosovo had hoped to remain citizens of Serbia.

“What the Serbs are more concerned is their future. Unfortunately, today we’re seeing the opening of chapter 35 or the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, which means recognition of the independence of Kosovo”, he says. /ibna/