PM: Serbia openly refused US demand to stop lobbying

Maj. Gen. Gregory Wayt, adjutant general for Ohio, escorts Serbian President Boris Tadic

Pointing out to the pampering approach of the international community and the EU towards Pristina, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Thursday that the issue of Kosovo must not be left as a frozen conflict as it affects Serbia's progress.

Brnabic underscored that people must understand that a frozen conflict is a frozen instability. “We will not be able to use all of our potential and all the healthy basis we have and go as fast as we can if we have a frozen conflict,” she said in broadcast on Happy TV.
The PM noted that the United States asked Serbia to stop lobbying for withdrawals of Kosovo recognition, which Belgrade openly refused.

She reminded that everyone condemned the measures of Pristina, including the United States, adding that she is now closely watching how will Pristina fulfill its allegations that they will not abolish the additionally imposed tariffs.

She stated that she would like Pristina to be a little more reasonable, which would be good for the citizens of Albanian ethnicity in Kosovo and Metohija, but also for the whole region.

To achieve that, unfortunately, she said she has to talk with Ramush Haradinaj, who had been charged with the most heinous crimes, and was acquitted only because the witnesses were killed.

"We need to talk to him because of regional stability and our future. It is more important to us than to anyone else in the region to have regional stability," Brnabic said.

She pointed out that Serbia is the only country in the region that has gone through fiscal consolidation measures, has a stable economy, budget; its public debt is declining and has a stable currency and a prospect of economic growth.

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