Recognizing Kosovo in its current borders is the red line that Serbia will never cross, Prime Minisrter Ana Brnabic said on Friday.
She told the Tanjug agency that she sees no solution to the Kosovo problem in sight at this moment, adding that she is not optimistic that the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue will continue.
“Serbia will not allow Pristina to get everything while Belgrade looses everything. At this moment, we should see what the most is that we can get and what the least and should be rational and realistic,” Brnabic said.
“Kosovo is not there to be bought or sold,” she said commenting suggestions that Serbia should be offered more than membership in the European Union in exchange for recognition. According to her, the European integration process should be based on other standards, not a politicial decision on Kosovo.
Commenting Brnabic’s claim that the tariffs caused the break in the dialogue, outgoing Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said the dialogue was blocked because of Serbia’s territorial pretensions towards Kosovo. He wrote on his Twitter account that Kosovo is an internationally recognized sovereign country with inviolable borders. “The sooner Serbia and Brnabic accept that fact the better for them,” he wrote.
“Belgrade has been tolerating a lot of provocation from Pristina for the sake of peace and stability but the tariffs (imposed on goods from Serbia) have created an atmosphere in which a dialogue is no longer possible. We are prepared to continue the dialogue as soon as the tariffs are revoked,” Brnabic said.