The decision of the European Energy Agency on the Elektromreza Srbije (Electric network of Serbia) to remain a part of the energy system in Kosovo has brought great relief to the Serbs in Kosovo, says Deputy of the Serbian List Igor Simic.
Simic told in the RTS News that energy independence and security of citizens and economy in four municipalities in the north of Kosovo is of huge importance.
“When we recall what we experienced in 2009 when we depended on energy from Pristina, when we were almost in a humanitarian disaster, the news was welcomed with a joy,” said Simic.
About the increase of 10 per cent of customs duties for goods from Serbia, Simic says that he expects, after Vucic-Merkel meeting in Paris, that it will be withdrawn soon.
He recalled that this decision brings enormous damage to the Serbs in Kosovo and to the citizens living in this region, because with a political decision the prices of basic food items jumped by 10 percent.
“We therefore expect that Germany, as a significant member of the EU, will exert huge pressure on Pristina to withdraw such a decision,” said Simic.
On Pristina’s request for membership in Interpol, Simic said that the Kosovo institutions have the opportunity to cooperate with Interpol through UNMIK, so this request is “pure symbolism”.
The statement by Ramush Hardin that the future Kosovo Army will “act in the south and in the north” and that it is important that all the communities living in Kosovo are part of the army, from the Serbian List say that they do not support the formation of the Kosovo Army because it is contrary to the Council Resolution 1244 UN Security.
“On the other hand, there is concern among the Serbs. Let’s remember what happened on March 26, when 200 members of the Kosovo police armed with long pipes maltreated the citizens and political representatives of the Serbs. Then the question is raised for a reason, what will happen if someone sends a thousand or two military formations to the north of KiM. I think it should not come to that and the international community must make pressure on Pristina because it would mean introducing one spiral of possible conflicts of wide proportions,” said Simic.