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Opposition disputes legitimacy of Kosovo negotiators in dialogue with Serbia

Opposition disputes legitimacy of Kosovo negotiators in dialogue with Serbia GazetaExpress

The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) says Kosovo negotiation team, headed by President Hashim Thaci have no authority and legitimacy to represent Kosovo in dialogue with Serbia.

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci accompanied by Speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and three deputy prime ministers, Behgjet Pacolli, Fatmir Limaj, and Dardan Gashi, has travelled to Brussels Tuesday ahead of the new round of dialogue with Serbia. Thaci confirmed that he will be leading the Kosovo negotiation team composed of institutional leaders, and on Wednesday he is expected to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, in the frame of the EU-facilitated dialogue in Brussels. But the LDK is disputing the credibility of Kosovo institutional leaders saying that they have no authority, legitimacy, or support by people to represent Kosovo in the dialogue with Serbia.  The opposition party headed by Isa Mustafa, considers that this group of people “do not represent more than 40 per cent of citizens,” and “cannot take decisions on behalf of Kosovo, without the support of Kosovo Parliament.”

In its press release the LDK says that only new election can produce legitimate institutions to move forward all important processes and prevent, as the LDK says, institutional, political and economic degradation of Kosovo. “The LDK supports the dialogue process facilitated by the EU and US on normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, But this process can move forward only with the legitimate institutions created after new free and democratic elections, as well as through a comprehensive institutional and political consensus,” it is concluded in the press release. /Express/

    Date: 17 July 2018 20:00
    Author: GazetaExpress