Brussels Ultimatum to Serbia: Give everything to Kosovo or no EU integration

AFP 2016 / ARMEND NIMANI

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.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO ALEKSANDAR VUCIC AND THE PEOPLE OF SERBIA. I AM AN AMERICAN BORN SERB I AM ALSO A PERSON WHO BELIEVES THAT ULTIMATUMS ARE REASONS FOR PEOPLE TO DROP THEIR GOVERNMENTS. I AM SO SICK OF THE EU AND ITS UNFAIR TREATMENT OF SERBS. I AM SO SICK OF ALEKSANDAR VUCIC AND HIS GOVERNMENT BENDING OVER FOR THESE PEOPLE IN BRUSSELS. STAND UP FOR YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR NATION, HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU BEEN PROMISED FROM THEM TO SELL YOUR NAME? KOSOVO IS EAITHER SERBIA OR ALBANIA THATS IT. NO MORE GAMES NO MORE HE SAID SHE SAID. TITO GAVE THE ALBANIANS ALL THE POWER OVER KOSOVO 40 YEARS AGO AND WHO HELPED IMPLEMENT THAT? THE SERBS! TITO COULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYTHING IF IT WASN’T FOR HIS SERBIAN COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT. SO ENOUGH BULLSHIT OVER KOSOVO AND THESE MIGRANTS AND THE EU. SHUT THE DAMN BORDER DO NOT ALLOW ANYMORE MIGRANTS IN WHO CARES WHAT USA, EU OR HUMAN RIGHTS SAY. TELL THE EU SERBIA WITH KOSOVO OR SERBIA GOES WITH THE UNION OF RUSSIA. THATS IT! SERBIA YOU GIVE AN ULTIMATUM TO THE EU. AND STOP BENDING OVER FOR THESE PEOPLE. OR I WILL RUN FOR PM OF SERBIA MYSELF AND DO IT!

    • Agree entirely! The E.U. is on the verge of meltdown, And the I hope the French hold a referendum with the same result as Britain!

    • WELL SAID. STAND UP FOR SERBIA. OR IT WILL BECOME A SHELL OF A COUNTRY LIKE MINE. LOOK AT THE MESS IN GREECE. THE GOV’T IS FULL OF BOUGHT OFF PUKES WHO SOLD THEIR PEOPLE TO EU, USA, GERMANY, IMF, AND ECB. ********** DO NOT GIVE IN TO THEIR PRESSURES. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL LOSE EVERYTHING. THEY WILL TAKE ALL YOUR LAND IN THE END. WISH YOU GOOD LUCK AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR PEOPLE, YIANNIS

  2. All the more reason for Serbia not to try and get itself into the EU TRAP.
    Even Britain is being threatened by more and more demands from the EU in order to leave. EU is demanding $20 billion euros from Britain for its part of projects that were signed when it was still a member. Smart people think Britain should just walk out/leave and stop this long, slow exit.
    Serbia has already harmed itself doing many things the EU demanded. The EU is serving the interest and agendas of its own rulers. They have already shown a negative bias and hypocrisy towards Serbs. Why does Serb want to put the EU noose around its neck?

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