About 80 days left until the new US elections where President Donald Trump faces Democrat candidate Joe Biden. The campaign there is still intensifying without officially starting.
In this context, September 2 should be seen as a warned date of negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia in Washington D.C. Former US Ambassador to Berlin and former U.D. of National Intelligence Director Richard Grenell, loves a success in recent hours in foreign policy. The other day he criticized Mr. Biden who ′′ promises that the world’s problems will be responsible for the US “, and today he himself called for negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia.
Grenell is the same diplomat who said he has never seen or discussed ‘territorial exchange’. Then accused former National Security Advisor John Bolton of being behind this plan, while the latter responded saying he heard it from two presidents of Kosovo and Serbia.
In January of this year Grenell changed his until-last American position and abandoned all requests to Serbia in relation to Kosovo. Grenell has referred to the Kosovo-Serbia contest as a cowboy of finances and media who will not know about the history of Albanians and Kosovo’s suffering and losses.
In his announcement, Grenell is already not talking about dialogue but about negotiations. The negotiations have a compromise destination. Kosovo’s Constitution has within the painful compromise of Ahtisaari’s package, meanwhile Serbia’s Constitution continues Milosevic’s goals, stressing since in its second sentence that Kosovo is an integral part of Serbia. There can be neither justice nor benefit from such an approach.
Kosovo’s priorities should be the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, so the emergence of the health crisis; fighting organised crime and high corruption, i.e. state justice; and economic and social development, i.e. employment, especially youth and women. The current government of Kosovo is failing on every level.
As for Serbia, we can dialogue as neighboring states, based on the principle of reciprocity, and after proper preparations with complete transparency.
Those from Kosovo want to go to these negotiations called on September 2 have no legitimacy, credibility, authority, nor competence. Consequently, their deals are unimplementable, and, not even worth the price of the paper they are written.