Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti said at a Feb. 13 session of the Parliament of Kosovo that the French-German proposal had been accepted, because otherwise Kosovo would have confronted its allies.
Presenting a report on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue to the MPs, the prime minister said that at a meeting in Pristina, on Jan. 20, international envoys made it very clear that the proposal was very close to a “take-it-or-leave-it” format.
Kurti said that the Community of Serb Municipalities could not be formed unless the six principles he had outlined at the previous session of the Parliament had been honored.
Speaking of the substance of the French-German proposal, Kurti said that the Government of Kosovo and he decided the proposal was a good basis for the continuation of the Dialogue and reaching an agreement.
“The proposal has for the first time stipulated foreign relations. Second, it prescribed reciprocity. The proposal pertains to nearly every provision of reciprocity. Further, the proposal is written in an understandable language. Fourth, the proposal has for the first time provided for the factual recognition between parties. The proposal contained a final agreement for mutual recognition to be reached in the near future,” Kurti explained.