"Lajcak has failed", 'Die Welt': The West is too soft on Vucic

2023-09-26 07:59:11Kosova&Bota SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX

The conservative German newspaper "Die Welt" writes in a commentary that the attack in the north of Kosovo shows that the West is facing a pile of rubble. Brussels must finally understand that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina has failed. This happened because of the destructive policy of the Serbian president.

Regarding the recent events in Kosovo, the German newspaper "Die Welt" has published a harsh comment with clear demands to the EU and Serbia. "Doesn't the West see what is being done in front of the door of the EU? Aren't the Europeans noticing that it is easy for Russian President Vladimir Putin to incite the explosive atmosphere in Kosovo even more with the help of Serbia as a candidate country for the EU and thus, in the worst case, plunge it into war again? all over the Balkans?"

According to "Die Welt" this for the West would be - along with the war in Ukraine - another catastrophe that benefits Moscow. "It is bitter to see how the Europeans - as before in Syria and Libya - also in the case of Kosovo are failing strategically and the European policy is actually in front of a pile of ruins". The agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, formulated under German-French leadership, according to the German newspaper, has no value. Talks between the parties under the direction of Brussels have not brought anything for years. "Miroslav Lajcaku, the EU's special envoy for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, has failed and the weather had to be dismissed", underlines "Die Welt".

"How much does Washington want to look into this situation? Is the president of the USA, Joe Biden, also noticing the danger of the spread of the fire?", asks this daily. "Between the governments of Kosovo and Serbia, there is no more trust. This is a big problem. Of course, even the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has made mistakes, for example by installing Albanian mayors in the municipalities in the north of Kosovo. But the real reason for the tensions is Vucic's destructive policy. It was the Serbian criminal football hooligans who attacked NATO soldiers and seriously injured them in the spring. It was Vuçiqi who sent the army to the Kosovo border and withdrew the Serbian officials from the Kosovo police. The fear of the further radicalization of Serbia, but also of an even closer alliance between Belgrade and Moscow is making the West to be very soft towards Vucic.