Bumpy ride for Mogherini and Hardinaj

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini left the meeting of the SA Council offended by a request made by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.

That is what Tanjug reported on Friday, adding that “sources from the meeting said Haradinaj insisted on greater US involvement in the process of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, mediated by the EU.”

It is also stated that Mogherini took this personally, and left the Council meeting before it ended.
But later the same day, the agency cited EC spokesperson Maja Kocijancic who denied the report, saying that Mogherini “did not leave Friday’s meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilization and Association Council.”

“The SA Council meeting was held and the High Representative (Mogherini) was there all the time,” Kocijancic said in a statement to Tanjug.

In its original report, the agency said it learned unofficially from Brussels sources that EU’s message to Haradinaj was that “Kosovo must work seriously on its European perspective and take advantage of the opportunity that the entire region has in terms of the European perspective.”

Earlier today, a planned joint press conference of Mogherini and Haradinaj was suddenly canceled.
The official explanation of the EU side is that the reason was “a matter of the agenda.”

Correspondents from Kosovo are reporting from Brussels about “a bad atmosphere” during the meeting, that took place on Friday morning at the European Council building.

This was the first official visit of Haradinaj to Brussels since he became prime minister.

(InSerbia, 18.11.2017)


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