Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that Kosovo’s decision to transform its security forces into a defence force “is the single biggest threat to regional peace and stability,” at a press conference alongside EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Tuesday.

Brnabic also criticised the imposition of tarrifs on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well the subsequent 100 percent rate-increase, saying that the stability of the region “has been really shaken to the core.”

Mogherini echoed the prime minister’s criticisms of the tariffs, stating that “this measure is a breach of CEFTA [Central European Free Trade Agreement] and of the spirit of the SAA [Stabilisation and Association Agreement]” and added that “it is in the interest of Kosovo to immediately revoke this decision.”

The parliament of Kosovo voted in favour of forming a standing army on Friday, in a vote that was reportedly boycotted by ethnic Serb members.

Serbia does not recognise Kosovo’s declaration and insists the army would violate a UN resolution which ended Kosovo’s 1998-99 war of independence.

 

Source: Ruptly

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Karel Vd Geest

A kosovean army, being a threat to peace. What nonsense.

It is the reaction from Serbia that is a threat to peace. Serbia is like Turkey re the kurds, an agressive, reactionary power, reactioning not on legality but on primitive hate feelings, not caring who they try to destroy.

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And by what legality did NATO steal Kosovo from Serbia? It now acts as a criminal entity securing the US military base put there against UN resolution