For me, re-establishing links with Serbia is inevitable. Already, there is a lot of international pressure, and it’s clear that our government wants to be seen as goody two-shoes in the eyes of the European Union and the United States. Furthermore, our country is marred by very bad corruption; we lack a democratic base, and we need Europe to clean up our political system. However, the lines of discussion for the talks are very blurred. I am also scared that we will give up the north of the country to Serbia.
"These images of police violence shocked people, because they remind us of the time when we were part of Serbia"
For me, Self-Determination! is not a violent party. Rather, it is a party that annoys, precisely because it is sounding the alarm about the risk of giving away the north of the country.
The images of police violence like the ones we saw on Monday shocked people, because they remind us of the time when we were part of Serbia, and of police violence under [former Serbian president Slobodan] Milosevic. There are a lot of former UCK fighters [editor’s note: the former Kosovar Independence Army] in the police. It is difficult to watch them hit their own citizens.