President of the separatist Kosovo Hashim Thaci has announced his “order” to start forming the Community of Serb Municipalities, Koha Ditore newspaper (Pristina) informs.
As the paper stresses, there is no consent on the issue between the Kosovo “president” and “government.” The head of Pristina delegation at the talks with Belgrade in the Brussels Process Avni Arifi said before that establishing the Community of Serb Municipalities is not of top priority for the separatist leadership, Koha Ditore reminds.
In Pristina, the “order” of the so-called Kosovo president is considered to be a result of the Brussels directive that was made public after a meeting of Thaci and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Earlier, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic announced that Serbia would not breach the obligations that any sovereign state has: to protect its interests and principles of the international law. He said that he would suggest that Vucic withdrew his signature under the Brussels Agreement, Tanjug news agency reported.
Dacic’s statement was subjected under harsh criticism by the Movement for the Restoration of the Kingdom of Serbia. According to the party leaders, such statements can put under threat the European future of Serbia.
“After the announcement of the Movement for the Restoration that criticizes me for allegedly doing harm to Serbia, I decided to change my proposal. I will suggest that President Vucic withdraws his signature under the Brussels Agreement for the time till Kosovo ‘prime minister’ Ramush Haradinaj finds it necessary to read the text,” Dacic said to Tanjug.
As EADaily reported earlier, in accordance with the 2013 Brussels Agreement signed between Belgrade and Pristina, municipalities with predominantly Serbian population in northern Kosovo were supposed to unite into the Community of Serb Municipalities. Pristina has not yet started fulfilling this clause of the Brussels Agreement, although Belgrade has fulfilled his part of the agreement. In particular, it gave police and justice in northern Kosovo under Pristina’s control, agreed to give a special phone code to Kosovo and handed over cadaster to Pristina.