MPs in the Bundestag: The rights of Serbs in Kosovo must be strengthened; executive power for the CSM

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Members of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party submitted to the Bundestag a proposal for a resolution "Stability and security for the Western Balkans", which states, among other things, that in Kosovo, for the sake of establishing peace, the rights of Serbs must be strengthened in the short term and executive power transferred to the Community of Serb-majority Municipalities in the north, B92 reports.

In that proposal, it is stated that the expansion of the EU to the countries of the Western Balkan was unrealistic and that we should strive for a privileged partnership based on the model of Switzerland and Norway.

"The Western Balkan is a geopolitically unstable part of Europe. The lack of economic perspective, the existence of criminal and drug gangs, terrorism, and ethnocultural conflicts plague Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo," the members of the Bundestag said.

The draft resolution also assesses that the EU's multicultural experiment has failed in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

"After the NATO war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1999), which was contrary to international law, many Western countries recognized the unilateral declaration of Kosovo's independence. In the meantime, Kosovo is ruled by the nationalist Self-Determination Movement under Prime Minister Kurti, which in its program envisages the creation of a Greater Albania by connecting Kosovo with Albania," the draft resolution, which Srna had access to, says.

In order to establish peace in Kosovo, according to AfD MPs in the Bundestag, the rights of the Serbian minority had to be strengthened in the short term and executive powers transferred to the Community of Serb-majority Municipalities in the north of Kosovo, inhabited by Serbs.

"To Serbian churches and monasteries, which were looted by the Albanian mafia in 2004, to the national sanctuaries of Serbia, such as the UN world heritage Visoki Decani should be given extraterritorial status guaranteed by the UN to ensure their protection and integrity. Also, any attempt to put pressure on the mother country of Serbia, whether in the Kosovo issue or the case of sanctions against Russia, is inadmissible interference in the internal affairs of Serbia and should be rejected in the strongest possible terms," the draft resolution states.

It is proposed that the Bundestag calls on the Federal Government to support and cooperate with the Council of Ministers against the spread of radical Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the recruitment of terrorists, on effective criminal prosecution and prevention of radicalization in the country, and to implement a strong reform of Bosnia and Herzegovina together with the signatory states of the Dayton Agreement, creating an independent and equal Croatian entity alongside Bosniak and Republika Srpska.

"Also, together with our partners at the UN level, advocate for the abolition of the Office of the High Representative so that Bosnia and Herzegovina can decide freely and sovereignly, without external interference on its internal order and development, as well as put pressure on Bosniak political representatives to allow foreign judges of the European Court for human rights in the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to be replaced by judges, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina," the resolution proposal reads.

The AfD parliamentary group points out that the policy of forced centralization of Bosnia and Herzegovina, enforcement of Bosniak interests, and ignoring the rights of Croats and Serbs reinforces secession tendencies and only leads to further instability.

"Instead, the federal structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was codified and anchored in the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Dayton Agreement of 1995, should be strengthened by the Croats forming an independent entity like Republika Srpska for the Serbs, which the Croatian side has long demanded. The violent Bosniak-Croat community in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be dissolved."

"Forcible unification means that Bosniaks, who make up the relative majority in Bosnia and Herzegovina, decide on Croat representatives in the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is not democratic and leads to growing tensions between ethnic groups. In addition, the anti-sovereign position of the High UN Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina should be abolished. The Venice the Commission of the Council of Europe announced that its powers were essentially incompatible with the democratic character of the state and the sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina,'" the draft resolution states, RTRS and Sputnik reported.

It is also reminded that as of 2021, the high representative no longer had any legitimacy from the UN Security Council.