The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, accused the President of Serbia, Aleksander Vucic, of violating the European proposal for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
Kurti stated that Vucic’s statements, made on February 28 that Serbia won’t settle for that Kosovo be a part of the United Nations, represent a violation of Article 4 of the European proposal, which the events accepted in the course of the dialogue spherical held on Monday.
“Final night time, the president of Serbia vowed to oppose Kosovo’s membership within the United Nations. This could represent a transparent violation of Article 4 of the European Union proposal. Normalization of relations is feasible provided that each events negotiate in good religion. Serbia appears to have chosen not to do that,” Kurti wrote on Twitter.
The European proposal for the normalization of reviews consists of 11 articles. In article 4, which Kurti refers to, it’s said that “Serbia won’t oppose the membership of Kosovo in any worldwide group”.
Vučić declared on Tuesday night time that aside from opposing UN membership, Serbia won’t settle for Kosovo’s independence.
“…I do not need and I can not discuss mutual recognition, recognition and membership of Kosovo within the United Nations”, declared Vucic for the Serbian public tv, RTS, on February 28.
Requested concerning the article that claims that Serbia won’t block Kosovo from becoming a member of worldwide organizations, Vucic stated that “that is why I did not signal (the European proposal)”.
After the Brussels assembly, Kurti declared that he was able to signal the proposal, however the Serbian aspect didn’t categorical readiness.
The European proposal is alleged to purpose to guide the events to a complete settlement for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
Mutual recognition shouldn’t be decisively talked about within the European proposal. Nevertheless, in article two of the proposal, it’s said that the events should respect one another’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The EU has stated that the events have expressed their readiness to implement the plan. This will likely be executed by way of flying diplomacy, particularly by way of the journeys that the EU’s particular envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajçak, is anticipated to make in Pristina and Belgrade.
Kurti: The normalization of relations with Serbia could be executed with mutual recognition
Then, the EU plans to ask the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia to a gathering in March to debate the implementation of the European proposal.
Since 2011, Kosovo and Serbia have been conducting negotiations to realize full normalization. Nevertheless, the events have totally different views on the ultimate settlement. Kosovo insists on mutual recognition, and Serbia on a compromise resolution, with out indicating what sort of compromise it’s.