The outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, announced that he had decided to request the postponement of voting for the accession of Kosovo in the international police to the next year
Il Kosovo had planned to apply for membership in the organization during the work of the Interpol General Assembly which has been held in Santiago de Chile since yesterday. Kosovo had applied for admission in January of this year, which had been accepted by the executive committee of Interpol.
In a brief statement from outgoing Prime Minister Haradinaj's office states:
"Considering the circumstances created, based on his competences as incumbent prime minister and the recommendation of the ministry for foreign affairs, today he asked for the postponement to the next year of the vote on Kosovo for INTERPOL membership. ”- states the statement.
Belgrade officials have labeled the gesture as a diplomatic victory of Serbia over Kosovo; the latter, last November, had not succeeded in securing sufficient votes for Interpol membership in the one described as a victory by Serbian officials who had long since opposed Kosovo's accession.
A few days after that vote, Kosovo imposed 100% customs duties on Serbian imports into the country. Situation that subsequently degenerated in the last few months before with the clashes between Kosovo police and Serb citizens from the northern area of Kosovo caused by the raid ordered by the Kosovo prosecutor's office and aimed at combating organized crime (including police officers and customs officers), and then with the statements of the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić, who at the end of May had defined the Kosovars as "The worst type of populist, people who literally come from the woods".
The position of Serbia
La Serbia, which does not recognize the independence of Pristina, claims that its admission to Interpol would be a serious violation of international law and the organization's statute, under which only UN member states or observer status at United Nations can join Interpol.
In recent months Belgrade has conducted an intense diplomatic campaign aimed at convincing as many countries as possible to vote against the demand for Prishtina to join the world police organization. And today the foreign minister Dacic had declared that Prishtina he had no chance of being admitted to Interpol.