Kosovo’s prime minister, Albin Kurti, has indicated that his country will consider creating a “Serb federation of municipalities” in settlements made up mostly of Serbs, provided certain conditions are met.
Kurti, in his speech at the Kosovo Assembly session, mentioned that there are 6 conditions for the establishment of the said federation and stressed that the first condition should be “compliance with the Constitution of Kosovo.
Second condition Noting that the federation is not mono-ethnic and has no general authority, and that the third condition is that the principle of reciprocity must be applied between the communities, Kurti said, “Since there are more Albanians in Serbia than in Kosovo in general, the rights of Serbs in Kosovo apply.” Also on the Albanians in Serbia. It should be.” He said.
After listing his other terms, Corti continued his words as follows:
“Fourth condition; the closure of parallel Serb institutions in the north and the surrender of all illegal weapons before the formation of the unit. The fifth condition can be implemented after the two countries recognize their mutual independence within the framework of the conclusion of a final agreement and only after Serbia accepts the principles of the United Nations in its inter-state relations with the Republic of Kosovo. The sixth condition is that the President of Serbia withdraws the letters he sent to the five EU member states and other countries (which do not recognize Kosovo’s independence) to reject the application of the Republic of Kosovo to join the EU.
The agreement establishing the Federation of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo’s mostly Serb municipalities between Kosovo and Serbia was signed in 2013 with EU mediation, but has not been put into practice.
Tension in the Serbian parliament
Tensions arose during the session in the Parliament of Serbia, which has been going on since the morning, during which the Kosovo issue and the Franco-German scheme were discussed.
While President Aleksandar Vucic was speaking, opposition deputies interrupted the Serbian leader’s speech on the grounds that he had violated procedural rules, chanting “treason” and “we will not give Kosovo”.
While there was tension in Parliament, as the ruling MPs wanted to interfere with the event, there was short-term physical interference between the MPs and the opposition.
Vucic called the deputies who wanted to boycott him “traitors”.
Kosovo and Serbia negotiations
The European Union demands Kosovo and Serbia to reach a final agreement that can resolve the issues between the two countries to advance the integration process.
Finally, the two sides negotiate a text, publicly known as the “Franco-German Plan”, which is supported by all members of the USA and the EU.
According to the plan, which has been leaked to the media, Kosovo is required to allow the creation of a Federation of Serb Municipalities in municipalities in the country where most Serbs live.
Serbia is required to respect Kosovo’s territorial integrity and allow it to join international organizations.
Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti stated that the plan, which he described as “a good basis for negotiations”, was rejected by Serbia.
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