Kosovo intellectual: Pristina negotiates without legitimacy
Pristina’s primary interest in negotiation with Belgrade is an end to the conflict, not Kosovo’s membership in the international organisations, the participants of the Foundation for open society “Forum 2015” debate agreed, N1 reported.
During the debate held in Pristina late on Wednesday with the topic “Kosovo – Serbia negotiations: Rational Approach,” >> Pročitaj celu vest na sajtu N1 televizija << the participants also agreed that in solving the issue the German-French formula should be applied.
They referred to the Élysée Treaty of the friendship between France and the then West Germany, signed on January 22, 1963, in Paris which ended a long-term rivalry between the two countries.
Veton Surroi, Pristina’s journalist and publicist, said that Kosovo’s delegation entered the European Union-facilitated talks on normalisation of relations with Belgrade without legitimacy and the parliament consent, without a goal and the structure of the negotiating process.
“What we have as a result are weak preparations and the lack of Kosovo’s demand that the process is organised according to Pristina’s needs. The alternative is simple: the nature of Serbia – Kosovo relations should be modified,” Surroi said.
German ambassador to Pristina Christian Heldt, who took part in the debate, said it was necessary to have a broader strategic vision regarding the dialogue. It could have one moderator, but both negotiating sides bore responsibility, he added.