Zëri writes that both the Government and Opposition of Kosovo are against divisions and autonomous territories in Kosovo, as recommended by the latest report of the ICG.
“We will not allow any form of division, or creation of different autonomies in Kosovo,” the paper quotes Deputy PM, Adem Salihaj, as saying. “Such projects are not acceptable for the Kosovo institutions,” added Salihaj.
PDK official, Enver Hoxhaj, says no to territorial autonomies and that the key to success is the integration of the Serbian citizens into our political life. “The Mitrovica problem, in principle, shows that the international community has failed in implementing Resolution 1244.” He warned that if the latest engagement of the Contact Group not to have territorial division of Kosovo is not followed up by concrete initiatives, than this view could have little effect.
Naim Maloku, from the AAK, says the ICG proposals resemble the model implemented in Mostar and Brcko in Bosnia. He said the models in Bosnia were not shown to be successful and added that the solution proposed by the ICG for Mitrovica would lead to delay of resolution of the problem.