Kosovo premier set to continue dialogue with Serbia

AP News
Posted: Oct 16, 2015 7:24 AM
Kosovo premier set to continue dialogue with Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa says his Cabinet is determined to continue the EU-mediated talks with Serbia despite violent opposition protests.

The opposition has used tear gas and also has thrown eggs at Mustafa at the Parliament. The opposition wants the government to withdraw from its deals with Serbia on giving more powers to the Serb-dominated areas and on border demarcation with Montenegro.

At a Cabinet meeting Friday, Mustafa called on the opposition to renounce "ultimatum demands" and join efforts in Kosovo's state-building process.

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008. It has never been recognized by Serbia, though most leading European countries as well as the United States have exchanged diplomats with Kosovo.