Serbian List or “Dacic’s List” in the Assembly of Kosovo?
The past weeks were full of tension in the north of Kosovo, where the local Serbs, encouraged by the mafia and the intelligence services from Belgrade, were resisting the change of license plates to those of the Republic of Kosovo.
In the beginning, there were the mayors of the four municipalities who offered to resign from the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, after them the policemen with the removal of their uniforms and then the deputies of the Serbian List controlled by Aleksandar Vucic.
They started with their usual blackmail, where by withdrawing from the institutions they want to demonstrate their political power. The response from the Government of Kosovo was that they will be replaced with other MPs who are waiting on the list of the CEC.
The request has been addressed to the Serbian List and if they refuse, then the invitation is extended to other parties that participated in the last parliamentary elections.
One of them was the party of Rada Trajkovic, as well as the party of Nenad Rasic, who were participants in the last elections, but who failed to enter the Assembly of Kosovo after great pressure from Serbia and criminal structures in the north of Kosovo.
Fearing that other Serbs would enter the Assembly of Kosovo and after an agreement in Brussels to reduce tensions in the north, the other nine deputies of the Serbian List who were waiting in the CEC register agreed to replace Departed MPs and the blocking of those who are not in their camp.
The big game is played in the background, as a characteristic of the other nine deputies who entered the Assembly of Kosovo is that most of them are also members of the Serbian Socialist Party, the branch in Kosovo.
Serbian President Vucic, with this gesture, tries to remove the pressure from the international community, and direct the blame for the future steps of the Serbian List in other parts of Kosovo towards Ivica Dacic, who with his policies is closer to Russia, while for those of the north in the direction of Millan Radoicic, who is on the blacklist of the US Department of the Treasury.
In fact, the politics of the Serbian List is divided in the south, which is led by Millan Joksimovic, who is the head of the Serbian Socialist Party (SPS), the branch in Kosovo, specifically in Graçanica, and the one in the north with Goran Rakic, who is the head of Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).
This will be a bigger challenge for Kosovo and the international factor, knowing Dacic’s official position in relation to Russia and his ties with Putin.
Serbia, as Russia’s main geostrategic point in the Balkans, is still challenging the West in terms of strategy, energy and security.
The entry of Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina into NATO would make it easier for the West to finally interrupt this doctrine which has dominated the Balkans for the past 100 years.
How willing Serbia is to impose sanctions on Russia and turn to the West seems to be a card that Vucic has been playing with since 2011. /The Geopost/
Author: G. Venhari