Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that Kosovo’s decision to transform its security forces into a defence force “is the single biggest threat to regional peace and stability,” at a press conference alongside EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Tuesday.

Brnabic also criticised the imposition of tarrifs on goods coming from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well the subsequent 100 percent rate-increase, saying that the stability of the region “has been really shaken to the core.”

Mogherini echoed the prime minister’s criticisms of the tariffs, stating that “this measure is a breach of CEFTA [Central European Free Trade Agreement] and of the spirit of the SAA [Stabilisation and Association Agreement]” and added that “it is in the interest of Kosovo to immediately revoke this decision.”

The parliament of Kosovo voted in favour of forming a standing army on Friday, in a vote that was reportedly boycotted by ethnic Serb members.

Serbia does not recognise Kosovo’s declaration and insists the army would violate a UN resolution which ended Kosovo’s 1998-99 war of independence.


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Karel Vd Geest

A kosovean army, being a threat to peace. What nonsense.

It is the reaction from Serbia that is a threat to peace. Serbia is like Turkey re the kurds, an agressive, reactionary power, reactioning not on legality but on primitive hate feelings, not caring who they try to destroy.


And by what legality did NATO steal Kosovo from Serbia? It now acts as a criminal entity securing the US military base put there against UN resolution