Haradinaj: We should not dare keep border idea alive

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said he will travel to Berlin for the meeting of the Western Balkans leaders with unshakable positions on the dialogue with Serbia and correction of borders.

“With regards to my position and that of Kosovo, you know there are no changes there. The meeting is already called by Merkel ad Macron. EU delegations and institutions will be there, we do not have a say on who is going to participate. Mine and Kosovo’s position are the same, they did not change,” Haradinaj said. ‘Discussions on the territory were a mistake. It is good that they are overcome, and we should not dare to keep it alive as a topic,” he added.

Haradinaj said his criticism of the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini is not personal and that what he objects to is the course the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia took during her leadership. “I have no objections as to who leads it. I object to the principles of the dialogue,” he said adding: “Instead of discussing recognition, as the only outstanding issue, the dialogue turned into a discussion on borders and territories.”