Vetevendosje (self-determination) Movement leader and most likely the next Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti said that his cabinet would include at least one Serb but added that the minister does not have to be from the Serb List.
Vetevendosje won individually the most votes at the recent parliamentary elections but cannot form a government on its own and is negotiating with the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). Kurti said earlier that the Serb List would not be represented in the next government which Serb List and officials in Belgrade disputed claiming that the Kosovo constitution says that the majority Serb party has to get ministerial posts.
“We will reach agreement with the Democratic League of Kosovo and see who else can join us. We will respect the constitution but we do not need a coalition with the Serb List. We need to have at least one Serb minister,” Kurti told TV Prva in Pristina.
The head of the Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo Marko Djuric said that Kurti is obsessed with the Kosovo Serbs and Serbia and is constantly demeaning the Serbs in Kosovo and their will expressed at the elections.
Kurti said the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue would be continued after a review of the agreements reached to date. “We will conduct the dialogue under clear principles but only after we review the 33 agreements from Brussels between 2011 and 2017, when we see what has been implemented and how it affected people in Kosovo,” Kurti said. He added that it’s important to have a dialogue with Brussels about the dialogue with Belgrade because that dialogue should be well-prepared.
“We can’t go from one dialogue which failed to another which will fail,” Kurti said.