Gazeta: Certain Serbian politicians soon to be banned from entering Kosovo

Pristina is preparing a list comprising of the names of certain Serbian politicians who are going to be banned from entering Kosovo – the Kosovo daily, Gazeta Express reports quoting sources from Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry.

According to the daily, about ten Serbian officials will be on the list compiled by the Foreign Ministry which says that they decided to implement that measure due to the irresponsible conduct of Serbian officials towards Kosovo.

According to Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry, Serbia is harassing the citizens of Kosovo by creating lists of people to be arrested on charges that date back to the time of Slobodan Milosevic.

Advisor to Kosovo Foreign Minister, Jetlir Zyberaj says the list has not yet been drafted.

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“No, we still do not have a list. But in the near future, Serbia will face a reciprocal measure in this regard, because harassment and maltreatment of Kosovo citizens at the border is unacceptable,” Zyberaj claims.

He branded the behaviour of certain Serbian officials as “fascist”, adding that he expected the international community to react to such behaviour of the Serbian authorities.

“It is clear that we do not want such a thing, but the international community must exert the necessary pressure and stop the Serbian government from behaving in this way,” Zyberaj said.

Earlier, Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj said that there was no such list containing the names of Serbian officials who were going to be banned from entering Kosovo.

Gazeta has also quoted the Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti which reported that before introducing draconian measures by increasing the import tariff on Serbian goods by 100%, Pristina authorities had prohibited the import of products from central Serbia to Kosovo, on November 1st, the Kosovo authorities decided not to allow top officials from Belgrade to pass through administrative crossings between Kosovo and Serbia.

According to Gazeta, the persona non grata list was delivered to all police checkpoints at the crossings, with a note that the individuals on the list would be immediately arrested if they appeared at any administrative crossings between Kosovo and Serbia.

The Vecernje Novosti reports that the list contains the names such as Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic, several government ministers and the judges of the Constitutional and Supreme Court of Cassation.

(Politika, 25.11.2018)

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