Without the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities, the German-French Proposal will be Unsuccessful
During the discussion on the panel titled „The German-French proposal for an agreement on normalization – much noise about what?!“ it was said that Serbia achieved nothing by using two strong cards – the exit of the Serbs from Kosovo’s institutions and roadblocks.
Without the Association of Serb majority municipalities, the German-French proposal to resolve relations between Belgrade and Pristina will yield no success nor will Serbs return to Kosovo institutions said Dragiša Mijačić, coordinator of the NCEU Working group for Chapter 35.
According to Mijačić, all agreements between Belgrade and Pristina have proved difficult to implement.
There are no funds to support the implementation of those agreements, said Mijačić.
Igor Novaković from the Center for International and Security Affairs stated that the goal of the German-French proposal is to de-escalate relations between Belgrade and Pristina, in context of ongoing war in Ukraine so that the conflict does not spread to the southwestern Balkans.
Reaching an agreement is not certain. Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti is not ready to accept the Association of Serb majority municipalities, as he rejects any community based on ethnic grounds. The popularity of Kurti in Kosovo is higher than ever, said Novaković.
Stefan Vladisavljev from the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellency does not see any more room for negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina.
For Serbia, the situation can only get worse, Vladisavljev said.