Internationals received’t repeat Balkan errors in Kosovo –


The worldwide group has made errors within the Balkans however this is not going to be repeated with the institution of the Affiliation of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo, the EU’s particular envoy to the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak mentioned on Thursday.

Lajcak dined with Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti and his deputy Besnik Bislimi on Wednesday night and gave an summary to Klan Kosovo afterwards.

“I feel that the worldwide group has made these errors previously within the Balkans, arising with recommendations that weren’t examined in different nations. Not all have labored nicely within the Balkans,” he mentioned.

“Let’s be sure that all the things we suggest relies on present fashions that work nicely,” Lajcak mentioned with out instantly referencing Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska – one thing Pristina says is a failure and fears with the proposed institution of the affiliation in Kosovo.

The settlement to create the affiliation was signed in 2013 and Kurti has mentioned he’s not liable for these choices. Moreover, the Constitutional Court docket dominated that establishing a parallel construction with government powers would go towards the Structure.

Lajcak mentioned he reassured Kurti that the small print of the affiliation can be “drafted by you and agreed on by you.”

“You received’t write one thing you don’t agree with. The second level is that there are present fashions, useful European fashions. I’ve 15 minority safety analyses on my desk in Brussels. A few of these fashions chances are you’ll not have heard of. None of them has triggered non-functionality the place relevant,” Lajcak continued.

He added that loads of time is being wasted speaking about one thing “that doesn’t exist and one thing that you’re going to co-author.”

The worldwide group insists Kurti honours the signed settlement, however the prime minister has dug his heels in. President Vjosa Osmani has mentioned that an affiliation is feasible if it features like an NGO and doesn’t have government powers.

(Alice Taylor |

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