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The model of two Germany’s is favoured in the Kosovo-Serbia case. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci held secret talks with US lobby firms for privatizing the Post-Telecom.
Senior officials confirm that applying the German-German model in Kosovo-Serbia case, is how Germany wants to see their relationship develop. By such a model Kosovo will not be explicitly recognized by Serbia, and it could neither be blocked in applying for membership in different international mechanisms, including the UN. But for such a model, there are also obstacles within Kosovo. Therefore it will be up to the Parliament to decide upon any such models.
Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is holding secret meetings with an ex-US diplomat James Pardew, which is lobbying for Avicena win the race for the privatization of the Post-Telecom, PTK. The paper has obtained the correspondence, through which Pardew informed the consortium Avicena about the support he received on the ground, and the support he received by Thaci and some of the political parties in Kosovo.
Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli refuses to talk about the latest developments concerning the ruling coalition, and his Alliance for New Kosovo, AKR. He pledged to give answers to all issues raised during his tour in Africa, where he lobbied for more recognitions of Kosovo’s independence. Upon returb, if he can’t change much of the political disputes, Pacolli says that he is ready to resign from politics.
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.