The Prime Minister of the temporary institutions in Pristina, Albin Kurti, believes that the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and the constant pointing of the finger at Belgrade due to its ties with Moscow will “push” Kosovo’s candidacy for EU membership forward, which Kosovo plans to submit in mid-December.
Kurti also hopes that the EU’s positive reaction to their membership request would accelerate the dialogue with Belgrade and the achievement of a “comprehensive agreement on the normalization of relations with Serbia, centred on mutual recognition.”
“While Serbia is in the process of joining the EU and continues the dialogue in parallel, Kosovo’s attempt at the EU candidacy is blocked. This asymmetry is harmful to the dialogue process and should be resolved as soon as possible. Giving a tangible prospect of future membership to Kosovo will significantly help this process, by encouraging good neighbourly relations and cooperation,” the document states.
Furthermore, Pristina refers to the fact that “Kosovo remains the only country in the Western Balkans that has not applied for membership since the Thessaloniki summit in 2003”.
Although Kosovo does not meet absolutely any prerequisites for candidate status, Kurti sees his chance to bring the fake state “over the line” and closer to the goal in Brussels in the fact Kosovo “has immediately condemned Russia’s aggression (on Ukraine) and supported the integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.”
The document stating why Kosovo should join the EU also reads the following as pluses – Kosovo joining a group of Western countries that imposed sanctions against Russia and Belarus; temporary cancellation of visas for citizens of Ukraine and taking in refugees; commitment to NATO and peace and security in the region.
And this is not the end of the paradoxes in Pristina’s argumentation. While on the ground they carry out unprecedented terror against the Serbs in the province, violate all international agreements, including the Brussels agreement, forbid Serbs to vote in elections and replace the legitimately elected Serbian representatives with “suitable” ones, Pristina does not hesitate to state how “Kosovo is ready to implement the EU’s acquis” and that “Kosovo is a positive example in the region and is making noticeable progress in the fight against corruption, organized crime and respect for human rights.”
(Vecernje Novosti, 02.12.2022)
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