The dismissal of 12 ambassadors who were political appointees of the former administration has drawn condemnation from the opposition, who have accused the government of effectively 'suspending' Kosovo's foreign diplomacy.
In an exclusive interview for BIRN, new Minister for Foreign Affairs Donika Gervalla outlined her plans to restore Kosovo’s international image and discussed her stance on key foreign policy issues, including the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.
Following allegations of vote-rigging, Meliza-Haradinaj-Stublla has stepped down as Minister of Foreign Affairs and left the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, describing the party as “unreformable.”
Sunday’s electoral earthquake must also translate into a reimagining of Kosovo’s approach to foreign affairs, one that enables the country to truly behave like a sovereign, independent state.
An EU spokesperson has reiterated to Prishtina Insight that the Union expects Kosovo to act in line with its commitments in the Middle East after a plaque was unveiled in Jerusalem on the future site of Kosovo’s embassy to Israel.