Tension grow between Kosovo and Serbia

Tension grow between Kosovo and Serbia

Pristina, 4 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Talks for the normalization of talks between Kosovo and Serbia are not yielding the necessary results.

The failure to implement the agreements and the arrest of the head of Mitrovica Regional Police, Nehat Thaci has aggravated relations between the two countries even more.

Kosovo has reacted by not allowing the head of the Kosovo Office in the Serb government, Marko Djuric, from entering Kosovo.

Spokesman of the government of Kosovo, Faton Abdullahu, has expressed his concern about the recent events between the two countries, stressing that such cases do not lead to normalization of relations.

“As a government, we’re trying to have normal relations, but such acts do not help normalization. We do not meet our obligations as a country and Serbia doesn’t meet its obligations about its European Union integration project”, Abdullahu said.

Meanwhile, opposition parties and analysts in Pristina demand a suspension of talks and the notification of the UN Security Council and other international institutions on the arrest.

Leader of Self Determination, Visar Ymeri says that the arrest of the Police Commissioner of Mitrovica, Nehat Thaci, shows Kosovo’s political submission to Serbia.

“The only solution for Kosovo is to constantly condition Serbia in any possible way, such as stopping any kind of economic and commercial relation, from which Serbia benefits a lot and Kosovo loses a lot”, he says.

The head of the Incentive for Kosovo, Fatmir Limaj says that in normal conditions, Kosovo should have sent a note of protest for the arrest of the police commissioner.

“The reaction of the heads of the state is a mockery to the state of Kosovo. The lack of reaction by Isa Mustafa and Skender Hyseni on the case of police commander Mr. Nehat Thaci is intolerable. In normal conditions, Kosovo should have sent a note of protest for his arrest”, Limaj said.

Political analyst, Vilhard Shala told IBNA that the arrests damage the process of dialogue and normalization of relations between the two countries.

According to him, Kosovo must suspend talks if Serbia continues not to implement the agreements reached in Brussels and it if continues to arrest Kosovo’s officials through warrants issued at the time of Serb dictator, Slobodan Milosevic. /balkaneu.com/