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Haradinaj: Negotiating team not formed; Thaçi cannot change borders

Ramush Haradinaj; Photo: Aleanca Për Ardhmërin e Kosovës

PRISTINA – The session of Kosovo’s Assembly that was interrupted on Tuesday did not continue on Wednesday either, N1 reports.

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj blamed opposition MPs as well as “Serbian list” members for the lack of votes needed to form a “Unity team” that would negotiate with Belgrade on behalf of Kosovo’s citizens.

The session was planned to continue yesterday afternoon, but only one member of the opposition’s Democratic League of Kosovo, Teuta Rugova, was present.

Haradinaj nonetheless reiterated that President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi does not have the power to negotiate on border change.

“The Kosovo President represents the country and its territory and borders are not within his competencies. They are part of the sovereignty and integrity of Kosovo as a constitutional category. We respect the constitution”, he said.

Thaçi himself confirmed yesterday that there will be no negotiations on demarcation during tomorrow’s round of dialogue in Brussels. He said he intends to present “modalities for reaching a final agreement” to President Vučić.


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