Opposition positions say that the only compromise between Kosovo and Serbia is mutual recognition
Kosovo should not make any compromises in relation to Serbia in terms of reaching such and such an agreement between the two countries.
The opposition positions say that the only compromise is mutual recognition with a final agreement.
The head of the Parliamentary Group of the Vetëvendosje Movement, Mimoza Kusari-Lila told Ekonomia Online that in Kosovo it is impossible to talk about any kind of compromise or giving anything to Serbia because that idea has led to extremely dangerous projects such as the territorial exchange.
She adds that any agreement with Serbia must be based on the values and principles that EU countries have.
“Regarding the agreement with Serbia, we have all understood until now that any compromise in Kosovo cannot be talked about in the sense of giving something further to Serbia because that idea has resulted in very dangerous implementations or designs as it has what happened three years ago with the territorial exchange as one of the ideas that could lead the Balkans to another war. It is important to have a reflection on what has happened 23 years since it still seems to be losing focus on who was the aggressor and who was the victim. And the other is that everything in relation to the agreement is based on the values and principles that the EU countries also have. We have had requests or there have been discussions which may even challenge the constitutional reality in Kosovo and of course all of them are unacceptable”.
According to her, making it clear that Serbia is not interested in stability in the region, therefore Kosovo should not remain hostage to this, but that proper functioning and development is necessary.
She hopes that in the future there will be reflection on the part of Serbia to improve relations between the two countries.
“A stabilization of the region means a mutual recognition of Kosovo and Serbia and a confrontation with the past. That without a literal confrontation with the past, we cannot talk about a secure future. Serbia always creates problems. With this Serbia and with this approach which they still have today in relation to their positioning next to Russia in the aggression it has done to Ukraine, it is shown that it is far from genuine European values and of course double standards remain the main principle of Serbian politics”.
“In those circumstances, Kosovo cannot remain hostage to a Serbia that does not want to clarify its position, but we must work so that our work is carried out internally so that of course we have a proper function of the state, the constitutional order of general development without distinction. And of course, if in the future there is reflection on the part of Serbia to achieve the normality of the two countries with mutual recognition”, said Kusari-Lila.
Meanwhile, the deputy of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Hajdar Beqa said that the last compromise that Kosovo had for the declaration of independence was the Ahtisaari package
Beqa added that it remains for the current Government to take the dialogue more seriously and not deal with technical issues.
“Really, the only compromise that remains to be made between Kosovo and Serbia is mutual recognition and a final agreement. The time for other compromises is over. Kosovo has had the biggest compromise it has made for the declaration of independence, it was the Ahtisaari package when we gave up in some form to reach independence, and I think it is the last compromise. Now it remains for the current government to take the dialogue seriously and not deal with technical issues with parts of the port agreement and go with the final agreement”.
“I see that the current government does not have any vision, strategy or concept of how to delegate. And I think that the only position of Kosovo should be the mutual recognition agreement between the two countries. Kosovo should position itself for a final agreement with mutual recognition and we have no time to waste with technical agreements”, he said.