Prishtina [Pristina], 25 April: The head of the Democratic Party of Kosova [Kosovo] [PDK], Hashim Thaci, said today that the US should continue to have a leading role on the issue of standards and that of political status for Kosova.
He made those comments following a meeting with the chief of the US Office in Prishtina [USOP], Philip Goldberg.
Thaci said that they both highlighted the need for acceleration of work in implementing the standards "and thus create circumstances to have an international recognition for the reality that has been created in Kosova - recognition of Kosova's statehood," he said.
Thaci also said that he briefed the US diplomat with the concerns of the opposition with "non-democratic actions of the parliament and with the concerns raised by the PDK about instalment of political crime and economic crime in the governmental structures."
"No one is above the law and I believe that we will see quick actions from the side of domestic and international justice," he said.
Whereas Goldberg said that thy discussed the ways to overcome the currently created political climate. "The climate in the parliament and outside the parliament can sometimes become overheated and the idea now is how best to move forward on issues, on which everyone agrees here - on issues having to do with final status, status review - and create a better climate and a better position for both the opposition and the government to work together" he said.
Source: KosovaLive web site, Pristina, in English 25 Apr 05