Lithuania urged Serbia to seek compromise on status of Kosovo

August 29, 2007 at 11:21 am 13 comments

KFOR in KosovoAs the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry announced during the official visit to Serbia Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Petras Vaitiekūnas encouraged Serbia to enter into negotiations on the status of Kosovo constructively and seek for a compromise.

“Lithuania supports the resumed negotiations on the status of Kosovo between Belgrade and Priština, which are mediated by the European Union, the USA and Russia. We expect that the compromise on Kosovo’s future will have been reached by December of this year,” said the Head of Lithuanian diplomacy during the meeting with Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremić. According to P.Vaitiekūnas, Serbia should be interested to solve the issue of Kosovo as soon as possible.

“The solution regarding the status of Kosovo would allow faster integration of Serbia into the EU,” said Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs P.Vaitiekūnas.

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  • 1. just_a_serb  |  August 29, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    We don’t want into EU.

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  • 2. Ruslanas Iržikevičius  |  August 30, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Huh, very interesting. I had an impression that the majority of Serbs would like to join the EU as soon as possible! Correct me if I am wrong.

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  • 3. just_a_serb  |  August 30, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    No, you aren’t. In all pools ordered and paid by EU and pro-EU thugs it’s said that the majority is pro-EU.

    No pool has ever been conducted concerning EU that has not been ordered and paid by an independent body.

    Finally, it wasn’t clear (and it still isn’t) that EU is actually seeking secession of Kosovo. Once it become clear, we’ll turn away from EU and, hopefully align with our Russ brothers.

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  • 4. just_a_serb  |  August 30, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    It should have read: No pool has ever been conducted concerning EU that has been ordered and paid by an independent body.

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  • 5. Ruslanas Iržikevičius  |  August 30, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Would you say that you would like to turn away from the EU regardless of negotiation outcome on Kosovo?

    I am curious, how come the Kremlin is not paying for an opinion poll which would indicated that the ‘99% of Serbians opposing the EU entrance’? Few months later another ‘objective’ opinion poll with a question ‘would you like Serbia to become 23rd Russia’s Oblast (could be wrong with the number here)’.

    I would guess that the reason for that is in Kremlin’s realisation that absolute majority of the Serbs are pro European.

    Regards,

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  • 6. just_a_serb  |  August 30, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    I’d personally turn away from EU regardless the outcome of Kosovo negotiations. That isn’t the majority opinion and would hardly become soon.

    But the majority will turn away from EU once EU’s stance become apparent and obvious.

    Kremlin hasn’t explained its reasons to me, so I’m affraid I can’t answer your questions regarding that.

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  • 7. Ruslanas Iržikevičius  |  August 30, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Hi there again,

    My dear friend, trust me. It would be a waist of your time to ask the Kremlin. They don’t care what you opinion is.

    The opinion of simple people (I assume you are) is not concern of the Kremlin. They are employing different methods. So, enjoy freedom while you can.

    Regards,

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  • 8. just_a_serb  |  September 18, 2007 at 12:39 am

    [url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/world/europe/16serbia.html] link[/url]

    [quote]“People in Brussels presume that every country in Europe is dying to get into the European Union,” said James Lyon, Belgrade director of the International Crisis Group, a policy research organization with offices throughout the Balkans. But if Kosovo splits off, Europe’s leverage over Serbia will evaporate, with its ability to promote change, he said in a telephone interview.

    “What do you do with a country that doesn’t want E.U. membership?” he said. [/quote]

    Yes. What to do?

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  • 9. Ruslanas Iržikevičius  |  September 26, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you for an interesting quote. Sorry for a long delay since your comment went to spam.

    I agree that this is a very serious problem. From what I understand Serbia wants to be part of Europe, especially after listening to your young Foreign Minister’s interview on the BBC World last week.

    The EU is extremely useful at least for one function, the EU members would never fight each other in the wars. They are fighting the Brussels but not on each other boarders. This is why the Balkans should join the EU, of course those countries should are ready for that.

    Best regards,

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  • 10. just_a_serb  |  December 25, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    What’s up, Ruslanas?

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  • 11. Ruslanas Iržikevičius  |  December 28, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Hi there,

    I am not sure what you mean.

    Regards, Happy New Year and Merry Christmas after!

    Reply
  • 12. just_a_serb  |  December 28, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    To you too! All the best!

    I meant that my prediction from August came pretty accurate in December.

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  • 13. Lithuania – your travel destination » About Lithuania  |  December 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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