Belgrade based daily Blic writes today that the announcement over the possible engagement of the US in in the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina is merely intended for the Kosovo public.
Blic conveyed the opinion of the source from the Kosovo Assembly, who says that this is only a continuation of last week’s Brussels episode, and the essence of the whole story is the obstruction of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, because the time has come for the implementation of the agreements. The Blic’s source says that this is primarily the Community of Serbian Municipalities (ZSO), which formation did not go far and on which the EU insists. Allegedly, according to the same source, that is why the Kosovo side wants to destroy the authority of the Union, and one of the goals is to reduce the presence of EULEX and UNMIK in Kosovo, because Kosovo, in their view, is an independent state that does not need nobody’s presence, Blic writes today.
According to the Blic source, in order to introduce the United States as a mediator, all parties in the dialogue must agree with this idea, and the question is and how it could be implemented at all.
– In addition, America has been involved in the dialogue from the beginning, not as an intermediary like the EU, but informally yes. In the Union, Germany is leading in terms of resolving the Kosovo issue, and all essential and important things happen in consultation with the State Department, so the whole story is ridiculous – says the Blic’s source, and states that it would be appropriate for Serbia to return the story of Kosovo to the United States “where Serbia has friends and greater possibilities for manoeuvring”.