Kurti: Mono-ethnic association, impossible in multi-ethnic Kosovo
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has stated that a mono-ethnic association in Kosovo with a multi-ethnic constitution is impossible.
"National minorities in Serbia are almost 20 percent. National minorities in Kosovo are about 7 percent. So an association of municipalities with a Serbian majority in Kosovo (Preshevw, Medvejjw and Bujanoc) is unfair, harmful and unacceptable", said Prime Minister Kurti, underlining that Kosovo and Serbia have reached 33 agreements in the talks mediated by The European Union and neither can be treated with priority.
This position is the strongest response to the Western diplomatic pressure for the establishment of the Association of municipalities with a Serbian majority.
Prime Minister Kurti's comments followed the meeting the day before organized by the American embassy in Pristina with a group of government officials, representatives of political parties and civil society to discuss the Association.
"If Serbia wants this mono-ethnic solution in Kosovo, let it try it at home," said Prime Minister Kurti.
Prishtina has been reluctant to establish the Association of Serb-Majority Municipalities for fear that it could turn into a state within a state.