Discussing Association of Serb Municipalities in Brussels dangerous, says Kosovo Assembly Speaker
Kosovo Assembly Speaker
Glauk Konjufca says reopening of the topic on establishment of the Association
of Serb-majority Municipalities (ASM) in Kosovo is dangerous and should not
reopen in the EU-facilitated dialogue with Serbia.
Recalling that the
Constitutional Court has ruled the Agreement on the ASM as unconstitutional,
Konjufca said that such a toipic should open during Pristina-Belgrade dialogue
in Brussels. “Our position should be clear regarding the ASM, after the Constitutional
Court’s ruling every effort to redefine a new association would be very
difficult and I think that Kosovo institutions should not accept such an
approach,” he said.
discussion is very dangerous, and our institutions should make it clear that
this is an closed issue, they should not accept opening this topic, because the
Agreement has affected our Constitution,” Konjufca said.
he made the comments
a day ahead of the scheduled meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti
and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels, as part of the high-level
Dialogue facilitated by the European Union.
Konjufca during a press
conference on Monday said that the Dialogue with Serbia should be concluded as
soon as possible adding however that this is highly unlikely considering the
position of Serbian President Vucic who as Konjufca said “thinks that he should
take something from Kosovo.”
position and Serbia’s high expectations, it is not excluded that the dialogue
will last for ages,” he said.
Konjufca the European Union should not condition the Dialogue with the visa liberalization
process, adding that the official position of the European Commission is that
Kosovo has fulfilled visa liberalization criteria. /GazetaExpress/