Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Monday that Kosovo and Catalonia had nothing in common and that any comparison of the two was “insulting”.
Haradinaj told Madrid’s El Pais that “no analogy is possible between Kosovo and Catalonia.“
„Such comparisons would tantamount to ignoring the history or its wrong interpretation,“ Pristina’s media carried Haradinaj’s statement to El Pais.
He added it was impossible to compare late Serbia’s President Slobodan Milosevic’s violent regime and the Spanish police actions.
„Spain is an advanced democracy. Our case was a result of the former Yugoslavia’s break-up in 1990s. There is a deep difference. We, most of all, fought for basic human rights,“ Haradinaj said.
Referring to Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s veto on a joint EU declaration on Western Balkans for its forthcoming summit in Sofia, Haradinaj said the move was „unnecessary” and “regrettable”. Spain vetoed the draft text over the treatment of Kosovo as a state.