BELGRADE – Belgrade should decide until Sunday whether or not it will accept the draft agreement on telecommunications with Pristina, and if the answer is negative, Serbia will face the blockade of European integration.

Practically, Serbia is asked to renounce the property of “Telekom Srbija” in southern Serbian province and to leave to Albanians everything that had been invested in for decades.

Although Marko Djuric, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, described this as an ultimatum, the Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic disagrees with the formulation:

“I am not glad Djuric went public with a statement that we are facing an ultimatum. He brought me in the most difficult position because if we accept it, it will be as if I brought something against my own people, and if we don’t, we will be directly responsible for the possibly difficult political situation,” said Vucic.

He announced that Serbia will try to make the best decision in the interest of the state, but keeping in mind the overall situation in the region

“We have an agreement from August last year, but an action plan for the telecommunications sector is the reason why there is no agreement. It is about two points which Pristina side will not accept, and obviously neither the EU. The main issue is the point 11, which concerns the property and fear of Serbia that it will later be interpreted for other properties – ‘Gazivode’, Valac and Trepca,” said the Prime Minister.

Vucic also admitted that it is difficult to make both positive and a negative decision:

“If we refuse, they will not open negotiations for us.”