Monday, December 4, 2023

Serbia and Kosovo will continue dialogue in Brussels to ease tensions

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo will meet on Thursday and Friday in Brussels on the occasion of the EU summit to return and restore the stabilization process.

This is the first meeting after the shootout between Serbian nationalist paramilitaries and Kosovar security forces, which took place in northern Kosovo on September 24. Kosovo’s expectations for a positive outcome from the exchange of views are weaker than before. The head of the Kurdistan Party group in Parliament said:

“Of course, Kosovo is ready and open to dialogue. We believe that September 24 marked a significant and negative change in the dialogue process.”DECLAREDMimoza Kusari Ljilja, deputy of the Party for Self-Determination of Kosovo

Last Saturday, the main diplomatic envoys of Quint (EU, US, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK) traveled to the region and presented a draft document that will be a formal political platform to continue talks between Belgrade and Pristina.

“What they brought on Saturday, I can only guess, or I can only say, is the most normal thing they will bring, which is a draft of the Statute of the Association of Serbian Municipalities to be given to the parties for their consideration, said Nexmedin Spahiu, professor of political science at the University of Pristina.

Authorities in Pristina had to appoint mayors in northern Kosovo on their own initiative after the local Serbian community boycotted municipal elections in April.

“Previous statements from the ruling and opposition parties in Kosovo show that they will never risk proposing the resignation of the current mayors, said Igor Marković, from the Serbian NGO “Aktiv Kosovska Mitrovica”.

the EU, US and UK They want to bring back the strength of the Western Balkans while avoiding a new violent conflict after Ukraine and the Middle East.

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