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The international community is drawing a document to serve as a basis for the future Pristina Belgrade political talks. Opposition fears that the ruling coalition will bypass them in the dialogue with Serbia.
A political plan is being drawn to offer new concessions about the north, which at the same time brings Ahtisaari’s plan as a basis but with extra offers. It is believed that the government of Kosovo will accept to raise the number of reserved seats at the Parliament for the northerner Serbs. The concessions include also a seat for the Serbs at President’s Consultative Council for the Minorities.
Kosovo’s government may face a motion of confidence, in case it plans to continue talking with Serbia without receiving the Parliament’s bless. The opposition fears that is in the first round of technical talks, the ruling coalition will again bypass the Parliament in the dialogue with Serbia, which is about to be shifted in high level political talks.
The recent scandal of the judiciary, against eight former judges, of Pristina’s District and Municipal court, risks several years of imprisonment according to the indictment raised by EULEX. The prosecution has presented a long list of witnesses on the case, of Kosovo Albanians and Serbs which have protested during the trials that the group of defendants dealt with.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
In two high-profile war crimes trials currently ongoing in Pristina, a series of witnesses have retracted previous statements alleging abuse at Kosovo Liberation Army detention centres.