Pressure on Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to sign the agreement on normalization of relations between the two countries, which is expected to happen on March 18 in Ohrid, is coming from all sides. EU advisors and civil society organizations from Kosovo and Serbia with letters to Kurti and Vucic, and in the meanwhile, the Serbian President says that he is ready for some compromise on reaching an agreement.
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Koha – Vucic ready for a compromise on reaching an agreement: It would be historic if we succeed
“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expressed readiness for a compromise solution on reaching an agreement with Kosovo where the ‘Serbs and Albanians live together’.
Before the meeting with Prime Minister Albin Kurti in Ohrid on March 18, Vucic said that it’s not important when this agreement will be reached, but as he says it would be historic succeed if it happens”, reports Kosovo daily Koha.
Arbresh: More dismissals are expected for the “Dehari” case
“Kosovo Deputy Minister of Justice BlerimSalahu gave partial details about the case of the death of former LVV activist, Astrit Dehari, in the Prizren detention.
He said that a guard, who had been in the ambulance with Dehari, when he was taken from the prison to the hospital, was interrogated by the competent prosecutor after six years.
This took place after the lawyer of the Dehari family, Tome Gashi, sent the name of that person to the Prosecutor’s office, said Salahu”, reports Kosovo portal Arbresh.
Lapsi: Civil society organization from Kosovo and Serbia with a call to Kurti and Vucic to sign the agreement
“Several civil society organizations from Kosovo and Serbia signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and to the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, for signing the basic agreement on march 18 in Ohrid.
These civil society organizations from Kosovo and Serbia, among else, say that ‘we, members of civil society, the subject of this letter, address the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia to accept and sign the agreement proposed by the European Union, as well as to reach a compromise on the implementation of the annex that refers to the meeting of March 18, 2023’”, reports the Lapsi portal.
Zeri–Letter from three EU advisors: The agreement requires leadership qualities from Kosovo and Serbia, failure will have consequences
“The advisors of the three European leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni have said in a letter that the goal of the meeting in Ohrid between Kosovo Prime Minister AlbinKurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is not to complicate what has already been agreed, but rather to encourage specific steps towards its implementation”, reports Kosovo daily Zeri.
Vizionplus: The EU demands results from SPAK; the Stabilization and AssociationCouncil debating on the fight against crime and corruption
“With the closing of the 12th session of the Stabilization and AssociationCouncil, Prime Minister Rama and the two high representatives of the European Union, Joseph Borrel and Oliver Varhey, are expected to have a joint press conference.
At the 60-minute meeting, the progress of Albania and its integration path were analyzed. While in the second part of the meeting behind closed doors, the European Union presented its recommendations to the Albanian government” reports Albanian media outlet Vizionplus.
Syri: No Rama, no drama!
“The Albanian government has postponed for at least one year the census that is to document the number and general condition of citizens currently living in Albania.
According to data published in Eurostat and British authorities, it turns out that from 2014 to 2022, at least 935 thousand Albanians have left the country.
If this number was to be translated into a picture of cities, we would have 4 large cities such as Durres, Elbasan, Skadar and Fier completely empty, without a single human being.
Those who want to hide this picture, their motive is known. Those who want to change this picture know what to do. No Rama, no drama!”, an excerpt of the column “No Rama, no drama”, by author Ilda Zhulali, published in the Kosovo media outlet Syri.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska