Prishtina and Brussels don’t know what to do after Serbia’s refusal

Prishtina and Brussels don’t know what to do after Serbia’s refusal

Prishtina, 9 April 2013

Kosovo government regards the decision of the Serbian government to refuse the agreement offered from Brussels as a lack of courage to move forward. They interpret the decision as not final and state that dialogue will resume.

“The decision taken by Belgrade is temporary because, at the same time, Belgrade has requested from Baroness Ashton to continue negotiations for reaching an agreement for the establishment of normal relations between Kosovo and Serbia,” said Bekim Çollaku, senior political advisor to Prime Minister Thaçi.

Until now, neither Prishtina nor Brussels have made any statements on the way forward.

Çollaku is optimistic that in the coming days Baroness Ashton will receive advice and will issue appropriate recommendations on the way forward.

“No one in the international community is interested in thinking that this process has failed and we cannot say anything on the matter, since no one has accepted the fact that this process may fail. It is in the opinion of all the parties involved that this process shall not fail,” says Bekim Çollaku. /ibna/