“The technical part of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue has been stopped because the two sides can’t agree on what comes first, Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told MPs on Thursday, the KoSSev portal reported.

Speaking in the Kosovo Assembly, he said that Pristina insists on the implementation of an energy agreement while Belgrade wants the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM) formed first.

‘We felt that it was useless to sit at table when the energy agreement is not item number one,’ he said, adding that Belgrade and the European Union want to rewrite the agenda and make the CSM the top priority.

‘We have had some not so pleasant correspondence with the mediators in the dialogue and are waiting for future developments,’ the prime minister said.” (KosSev)

“Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said that Kosovo will accept reconciliation with Serbia in exchange to recognition. According to him, this does not mean that Kosovo will forget crimes that Serbia has committed the war at the end of 90s.

‘All what Kosovo can give for reaching an agreement, namely reconciliation, is getting recognition from Serbia in return. We have nothing else to give,’ Haradinaj said. According to Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was one of the senior commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the war with Serbian Army and police in 1998-99, the reconciliation for Kosovo means to ‘run over our pain’ considering the large number of people who were killed or went missing, as well as other damages, sexual violence against Kosovo Albanian women, and destroyed economy. The Prime Minister said that reconciliation does not mean that Kosovo is forgetting the past, but as he said, Kosovo can accept reconciliation in exchange with recognition of Kosovo.” (Gazeta Express)