Statement of the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani following the developments in Brussels

President Osmani: The first rule of every mediation process is impartiality

The first rule of any mediation process is impartiality. What we saw today from Mr. Borrell was blatantly biased, appeasing the aggressor and presenting a completely distorted reality. If Mr. Borrell respected the basic principles of neutrality, instead of accusing Kosovo, he would at least mention some of the following violations of the Brussels Agreements to Serbia, namely:

1. The violation of the obligation to dismantle parallel illegal criminal structures, as foreseen in the 2013 Agreement. Today, on the contrary, these illegal criminal structures are supported, financed and armed by Vučić, with the aim of attacking Kosovo in the style of Putin;

2. Non-implementation of the 2013 Agreement Implementation Plan, which requires both sides to adopt amnesty laws. Only Kosovo has so far adopted such law;

3. Violation 2013 Agreement obligations related to elections, where Serbia has continuously incited attacks on Kosovo Serb parties that were not considered loyal to the government of Serbia. This has been confirmed several times by the reports of international election observation teams;

4. The continuous violation of point 14 of the Agreement, where Serbia is required not to block Kosovo's European path;

5. Violation of points 9, 10 and 11 of the 2013 Agreement, which foresees the integration of Serbs in the police, judiciary, etc. In recent days we have seen flagrant violations of this agreement with the signing of contracts with illegal institutions of Serbia and unfortunately, with no reaction from the EU;

6. Blocking the implementation of the energy agreement for almost 10 years;

7. Non-implementation of the agreement on free movement. Serbia continues to stop many officials and citizens of Kosovo who enter Serbia by not recognizing documents issued by Kosovo, etc.;

8. Non-implementation of the agreement on justice, by placing seals on the original documents of the courts and other bodies of Kosovo with the inscription “Republic of Serbia – Kosovo and Metohija – under the administration of the UN and Resolution 1244.”;

9. Non-implementation of the Agreement for Liaison Offices by not allowing the expansion of staff as agreed;

10. Violation of the customs agreement, where Serbia still uses parallel customs stamps, etc.;

11. Violation of the cadastre agreement, where there is no progress in Serbia's obligations to deliver the original cadastre documents;

12. Violation of the agreement on diplomas, in which Serbia has made no progress;

13. Violation of the agreement on the Ibri bridge, encouraging illegal structures to continue with illegal activities by blocking the traffic of vehicles;

14. Violation of the regional representation agreement, attempting to block Kosovo's participation and misinterpreting the footnote agreement in any regional or European Union organization, be it governmental, parliamentary or other level meetings;

15. Violation of obligations for the functioning of border points;

The list continues.

Peace and stability cannot be achieved by appeasing those with hegemonic ambitions. But, Kosovo will never give up on the clear goal of long-term peace and stability, as well as strengthening the rule of law throughout its entire territory. 

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