“Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj during an extraordinary press conference in Pristina explained the agreement reached by political parties on ratification of the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro. All Albanian political parties represented in Kosovo Parliament reached a consensus to ratify the demarcation. Only Vetevendosje is against the ratification of the deal.
Haradinaj also said that they have no agreement with their coalition partner – Srpska List whose MPs stated that ratification of the border agreement with Montenegro is not their priority. ‘We have no agreement with Srspka List,’ related to the ratification of demarcation, Haradinaj said during the press conference. Kosovo Parliament will gather on 28 February to ratify the demarcation agreement which is one of the last criteria for Kosovo to get visa liberalization.” (Gazeta Express)
“In a long interview with Pressing on N1 regional television with moderator Yugoslav journalist Cosic, the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said, inter alia, that Kosovo has successfully concluded international oversight of independence, he expects that, at the end of the dialogue process between Kosovo and Serbia, Kosovo becomes a member of the United Nations.
He said he hopes and believes that 2018 will be the year of a historic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, as two independent and sovereign states.
‘This agreement will lead to a full normalization of our relations and at the same time in the reconciliation of our peoples. Peace between Kosovo and Serbia means peace for the Western Balkans. Peace is also a message for the Europeanization of all the space in which we live. I hope it will be a standard European agreement and model. The European Union must now take its active, dynamic and leading role, with the support of the United States of America. It is the right moment and leadership to reach the agreement that has been missing in the past hundred years and that will open the prospect for future generations,” said Thaci.” (translated from Lajmi)
“Kosovo First Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli has reacted after Kosovo was not invited to attend the Summit of Western Balkans in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Pacolli asked the EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and the European Union to take notice the lack of will in Sarajevo and Belgrade to cooperate with neighbours.
Pacolli in a statement posted in his Twitter account, said that there is no regional cooperation without Kosovo. ‘Bosnia and Serbia finally must understand that there is no regional cooperation without the presence and full participation of Kosovo,’ he wrote. ‘I call on EU Commissioner Hahn and the EU to notice the lack of will in Sarajevo and Belgrade to cooperate with neighbours and promote constructive regional cooperation,’ he wrote.” (Gazeta Express)