Former prime minister of Kosovo and leader of the biggest opposition party, LDK, Isa Mustafa, has reacted to the EU position that status of the Trepca mining complex should be addressed during dialogue with Serbia.
Mustafa says the EU’s request to address the issue of Trepca mining complex during the EU-facilitated dialogue with Serbia is “unacceptable” and “absurd.”
Mustafa statement in Facebook:
“Surprised with the EU’s request that Trepca be discussed during the dialogue with Serbia. Kosovo has not accepted to discuss with Serbia Trepca and other assets, which are in its territory. Such a request is absurd, unacceptable, such as unacceptable discussing with Serbia borders and territory of Kosovo.
"During my mandate as Prime Minister, we drafted and approved the Law on Trepca, saving this symbol of economy of the country from bankruptcy and privatisation. The LDK MPs voted last week the Trepca Statute, which took 2/3 of votes in Assembly. This shows our unity towards vital state interests.
"We should be united and strongly oppose discussing with Serbia issues concerning our sovereignty and territorial integrity as part of arrangements for reaching of a comprehensive agreement! Because, with this trend, one day they will ask us to stop breathing if we don’t accept the dialogue with Serbia.”