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Serbia is offered unconditional friendship, Vetevendosje calls it a betrayal. Kosovo and Serbia are ready for dialogue.
Kosovo’s Parliament adopts a resolution for normalizing relations with Serbia. The opposition Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK and the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, have supported the resolution sponsored by the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo. The lawmakers agreed that Kosovo improves its relations with Serbia, without conditioning it to apologize for the crimes and the genocide in Kosovo. But Vetevendosje says that such an initiative is a betrayal for the country.
Without any extraordinary reason, Kosovo’s Parliament was put under siege on Thursday by a huge number of police forces. At one point, the Assembly’s Speaker Jakup Krasniqi showed his anger by telling the Minister of Interior Bajram Rexhepi, that he is not the boss and that he can’t do whatever he wants with the police forces. At least not in the Parliament, where the law gives the ultimate authority to the Assembly Speaker to decide about the security.
Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and his counterpart from Serbia Ivica Dacic will meet in Brussels with EU’s High Representative Catherine Ashton, which is expected to mark the beginning of the high level political dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, although the two will meet separately with Baroness Ashton.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
The Serbian paramilitary who became a key prosecution witness at his former comrades’ trial for war crimes in Kosovo says he had to speak out about the brutal massacres his unit committed.