According to B92, Head of an EU Office in Pristina encouraged authorities in Pristina to work more in order to convince states that have not recognized Kosovo, to do so in a near future.
Head of EU Mission, where 5 member states did not recognize unilaterally declared Kosovo independence, told Kosovo “it is equal with other states in the region,” B92 further reported.
Touching upon recently adopted platform on dialogue with Serbia that should soon reach the Kosovo Assembly, Apostolova said its approval would show commitment of political parties that they want to work on reforms.
Meanwhile, Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director, Marko Djuric in a reaction to Apostolova’s statements said that her statements “represent a direct blow to the negotiation process. In her statements, she unequivocally abandons and attacks the principle of status neutrality by calling upon EU member states that have not recognized Kosovo to do so.”
Djuric added it is a fact that the EU Office Head in Kosovo gave support to the Pristina authorities’ resolution in which they demand negotiations to be dictated and to have Kosovo independence as a result.
“This makes senseless even possibility to have talks, this disables reaching of any sustainable solution. If this is EU stance, then they make the negotiations meaningless and abandon the principle of a status neutrality,” Djuric added.
Djuric also said “it should be clear that Apostolova supported Kosovo’s aspirations for independence,” B92 reported.