Interpellation for dialogue with Serbia, Kurti: I accepted the European proposal, but there can be no agreement without recognition

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Kosovo rejects the final agreement with Serbia, which excludes mutual recognition. This was Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s assurance to lawmakers, as he was obliged to explain the dialogue in an interpellation initiated by the PDK.

Kurti described the Franco-German plan as a solid starting point for talks with Belgrade, noting that it featured de facto recognition of the two countries’ citizenship for the first time.

For the first time, the plan included de facto recognition of the parties’ citizenship.

The video proposal was founded on the basis of reciprocity of the parties’ rights and obligations, namely Kosovo and Serbia. For the first time, the plan included de facto recognition of the parties’ citizenship towards each other.

The sole point of contention is the acceptance of the implementation of the Brussels agreements, which unfortunately have a mono-ethnic, territorial character, and the monopolization of the representation of the Serbian community in the hands of the Serbian List controlled by Belgrade.

In front of the MPs, he stated that the second version of the proposal, submitted on December 6, 2022, was final and non-negotiable, and that it was put before the election at the January 20 meeting with EU representatives.

Take it or leave it, and any refusal would be met with harsh measures against Kosovo. President Vucic had already stated the same thing.

“They also made it clear to me that any rejection of the plan would be met with offsetting and severe diplomatic measures for Kosovo, resulting in a serious deterioration of confidence between us and their countries.”

The Prime Minister also underlined that the plan makes no explicit mention of the association, although referring to the Brussels agreement in its entirety. He repeated that the group could only be formed if the six conditions he stated were met.