Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive
Prishtina [Pristina], 21 September: Albanian leaders told the European Union ambassadors accredited in Belgrade today that Kosova [Kosovo] is ready to accept the international obligations as an independent state.
Whereas the representatives of the Kosovar Serbs said that they expect a pack of obligations for Kosovar institutions before the initiation of status talks.
Kosova Assembly Speaker Nexhat Daci expressed the joint stance of Kosovars that "no-one has a mandate to negotiate on the independence of Kosova".
"Kosovar institutions and political parties do not have a mandate for any other solution," said Daci, adding that finalization of this independence should be discussed with the international community and with Serbia as neighbour.
This is information they already had, but they needed to hear it from us at this moment, Daci said.
"International community should not waste time and energy in finding a solution that is not a will of Kosovars," said Daci, adding that "Kosova has capacity to become a normal and capable Balkans state, which sees its future in Euro-Atlantic integrations".
Daci said that no-one can clone Kosova and it would be wrong investment if we spend money, time and energy seeking new models.
According to Daci, minorities in Kosova are facing a very positive discrimination, whereas he evaluated as urgent the handover of powers in justice and security.
"There will be no asymmetric decentralization, because creation of new enclaves organically related between themselves and administratively connected with Belgrade is unacceptable," the parliament Speaker said.
On the other hand, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Kosova [PDK], Hashim Thaci, said that the report of ambassador Kai Eide will reflect the commitment of citizens and political landscape and this way it will open path to the definition of the political status.
"Kosova is prepared to initiate the process of political status settlement, that means fulfilment of the citizens' wish for independence," said Thaci, adding that at the same time he is convinced that Kosova is preparing a full unity to face the process of status definition and a way of building the statehood.
According to him, everyone should be pragmatic and flexible, but international community as well should clarify that the political status, international recognition of the state of Kosova should be defined as fast as possible.
Kosovar Serbs have completely different views. They say that Kosovar institutions should accomplish a pack of obligations before the initiation of the political status settlement.
Oliver Ivanovic, head of the Serb List for Kosova [SLKM] said following the meeting with European diplomats that he hopes that something like that will happen because it is very necessary.
According to him, the Kosova government institutions must improve a lot of things, starting from their democratization. Ivanovic says that Kosovar Serbs can contribute to this as well, only by an active participation in institutions, and not by being simply a decor.
In order for this to happen, Ivanovic said that the Serbs should get a realistic decentralization offer.
"Partesh [Partes] and Gracanice [Gracanica] do not represent an offer," said Ivanovic, adding that they will not accept any project in which Serbs do not represent a considerable majority.