Serbia can't escape from recognizing Kosovo
Monday, 17 August 2009
The issue of Serbia and Kosovo relations should be resolved quickly, in a radical way, by immediate recognition of Kosovo's independence by Serbia, said the Executive Director of the Civic Initiative, Miljenko Dereta, an influential non-government organization in Belgrade.
Dereta stressed that Serbia despite its efforts, cannot escape from an irreversible process of independence of Kosovo, by recognizing and establishing good relations.
"It's the choice of their people who live there [in Kosovo]. [Kosovars] have their right to live where they have lived in the way they want to live, in a system, country, which they desire to organize. I believe, at this point, our policy of blocking Kosovo's independence will only delay something that Serbia cannot escape, that is the recognition of independence of Kosovo ", said Dereta.
"Serbia and Kosovo should emphasize establishing good neighborly relations," said Dereta