Express carries an op-ed by editor-in-chief Dukagjin Gorani who says Standards for Kosovo have been drafted to get UNMIK out of Kosovo, and not to solve problems.
Gorani wonders how much truth there is in a general assumption that the final status of Kosovo, that is conditional independence, depends on Eide’s report or on Solana’s reproaches against laziness and corruption of Kosovo’s political leadership.
Much like in the past, it is believed that Kosovo is facing a crucial test on which its status fate depends. However, those beliefs are in vain when it is clear that the only goal of this assessment is to provide a rationale to end UNMIK’s mandate in Kosovo.
‘Regarding the status, there is no need to waste words. Kosovo has been allocated conditional independence and this does not depend, or has never depended, on assessment reports. It is an organic process that has to be concluded, even if the country was threatened by civil war,’ Dukagjin said.