Govt. has “insufficient control in northern Kosovo”

NOVI SAD -- Serbian Ministry for Kosovo State Secretary Oliver Ivanović says that the current government had politically “lost a little bit of control“ in northern Kosovo.

Oliver Ivanović (Tanjug, file)
Oliver Ivanović (Tanjug, file)

“The authorities have not established sufficient influence over there, instead everything has been reduced to regular payments of money from the state budget,“ the state secretary wrote in an article for Novi Sad-based daily Dnevnik.

He added that additional aggravating circumstances would be an election campaign in Serbia which had already started.

According to Ivanović, northern Kosovo mayors need to realize that they have to accept the solutions that have been adopted by the Serbian government.

He said that as much as KFOR and EULEX were responsible for the events in the north, it could not serve as an excuse for violence against them.