Lack of political dialogue in Kosovo

Lack of political dialogue in Kosovo

Pristina, 9 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Disagreements between majority and opposition over the agreement on the border demarcation with Montenegro have deepened the political crisis in Kosovo.

While the governing coalition calls for dialogue, opposition has announced that protests will be held to prevent the process of border demarcation with the neighboring country.

A public debate on this issue has not yielded the expected results. Under these circumstances, the European integration process has stagnated, while the security situation is being threatened.

Analysts in Pristina told IBNA that the lack of dialogue between the two political camps has led to many urgent issues concerning the country not to be addressed.

Political analyst, Vilhard Shala told IBNA that Kosovo has a very important challenge ahead, political dialogue.

“The lack of political consensus is a serious challenge for the future of Kosovo. It seems that what is going to damage the European integration process of a young state is the lack of political dialogue. The processes that Kosovo faces cannot be solved without unity and cooperation between all political sides”, Shala said.

He says that the political class must be careful and prevent any escalation of the situation.

“Opposition in Kosovo has warned radical protests against demarcation. A few days ago, an attack was carried out against the parliament of Kosovo. People are revolted by the wiretapping affair published on the media. These developments may bring instability”, Shala says.

Analyst Driton Selmanaj says that the political arena in Kosovo is tenser than ever.

“Will is lacking among political parties to build a constructive approach for the future of the country. This political situation, caused by politicians in Kosovo, gives room for radical elements.” /