The paper carries an op-ed by Editor-in-chief of Koha Ditore saying that the only element that was missing in the statement of decision-making powers was mentioning ‘conditional independence’.
According to Bajrami, the statement issued by the Contact group, besides enshrining the previous principles of status solution, has made clear to Belgrade that “the solution, among others, must be acceptable to Kosovo people”, and clear to Pristina that the “multi-ethnic solution is the only workable option”.
Bajrami further says that the prevailing situation implies the understanding of reality, and that demagogic statement that discard acceptance of an “independence with suffixes” damages the process.
What can be easily inferred, according to Bajrami, is that the international community’s stance is that Kosovans do not need to bring arguments in favour of independence, but should rather demonstrates their own capacities. The setbacks and slowness of standards implementations, a lagging process of formation of two newly formed ministries, as well as a malfunction of the Negotiations Team are some of these negative indications.
Conditioning the independence is a result of a bad work of Kosovans since the end of the war, says Bajrami. He elaborates that political elites, instead of nurturing their own divergences, should accelerate the preparations of appropriate negotiations strategies.