Kosovo opposition does not want to take part in Belgrade-Pristina talks

Hashim Thaci, President of Kosovo, HRVP Federica Mogherini and Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia | European External Action Service

The two main opposition parties in Kosovo – Samoopredeljenje and the Democratic League of Kosovo, will not accept to be a part of a the same group for dialogue with Belgrade because they see it as an attempt by President Hashim Thaçi to share responsibility for what follows, sources reported.

The opposition, as it is called, considers that Kosovo already has its own institutions, which should deal with this issue. If this dialogue does not end in the way it started, the result will not be at all pleasant for Pristina.

According to the source, political analysts and commentators in Kosovo have their doubts on the dialogue with Belgrade because of alleged violations of the agreements that have been signed so far. These political analysts see that the time has come for this dialogue to be led by a group of experts.

“Prime Minister Haradinaj said that dialogue with Serbia has no alternative and that it should be reformed within the deadline. First, all the agreements reached so far must be fulfilled,” said Arber Vlahiu, a spokesman of the government of Kosovo.

Moreover, Vlahiu recalled that Prime Minister Haradinaj announced the opening of an internal dialogue in aim to achieve a better understanding to the attitude of citizens and not to allow any disagreements to happen between them and political leaders.

The spokesperson further noted that “the dialogue with Serbia will not be endless, it must end with a concrete result and it should be structured to deal with basic issues for citizens and resolve their problems.

Vlahiu concluded that “The EU must be the guarantor of an agreement between the parties in order to ensure the success.”