Serbia Eu Kosovo Agreement
On 4 September, Serbia and Kosovo signed agreements with the United States in Washington on the future of their mutual economic relations. How important is this Serbia-Kosovo agreement for the future? The very title of the agreement is misleading: supposedly on the “normalization of relations”, the first twelve points of the fifteen points of the agreement are rather on the management of the northern region of Kosovo controlled by the heir. There is only one point on which bilateral relations are explicitly discussed, and it is simply said that neither party will block the progress of the other side towards the EU. The two Prime Ministers signed a “First Agreement in Principle on the Normalisation of Relations” in Brussels. The short 15-point text is the first bilateral agreement between Serbia and its former province; As the title suggests, it is unlikely to be the last. Oddly enough, no government published it, although a so-called authentic version quickly leaked to the Pristina press. Do you think that the signing of these agreements will help Miroslav Lajak, the European Union`s special representative for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and the Western Balkans, in his mission? When the agreement is implemented, both countries must amend the legislation in this area. One or the other may have to change its constitutions. Issues must be dealt with publicly, Members will have to take a stand. Early signs are not encouraging.
The Kosovo Assembly approved the agreement after a stormy late-night session with furious denunciations from the opposition “Self-determination” party, whose supporters rallied outside the legislative branch. The Serbian parliament refused to vote on the agreement itself, saying it would be recognition of Kosovo; Instead, he approved the government`s report on the negotiations. Previous technical agreements between the two parties are being appealed to the Constitutional Court of Serbia on the grounds that the government has improperly amended regulatory issues that must be governed by law. The two sides agreed to implement the rail and motorway agreements from February and to open and manage the Merdare Common Crossroads. In other words, the Serbian leaders signed an agreement in Washington to achieve the following objective: the creation of the “Serb world”, which would consist of Serbia, northern Kosovo, Republika Srpska and Montenegro. Much of the agreement depends on the cooperation of the Serbs in northern Kosovo and their leaders, who all reject the agreement and promise to resist. This community now has a bad reputation; they are portrayed as extremists, criminals or, at best, simply too few to allude to them.