The agreement signed at the White House is not in a position to obtain the full diplomatic recognition that Kosovo wants and that the Trump administration and the European Union have achieved. The representative of the Russian Federation, the President of the Council for October, said in his national function that Pristina was still sabotaging the constitution of the community of Serb communities in Kosovo. On 14 October, Mr Hoti again ruled out giving these municipalities executive powers. He expressed the hope that the mediation of the European Union would lead to significant progress and noted that the agreements signed by the parties in Washington, D.C, and stressed that Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) remained the international legal basis for a settlement in Kosovo. The rights of the province`s non-Albanian communities have not improved. The protection of Orthodox sites in Kosovo requires special attention. In this context, his delegation believes that Kosovo`s accession to international organizations, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is wrong. The return of terrorist veterans to Kosovo poses a threat to peace and stability in the region. “It`s a time bomb for security in the area,” he said. In fact, this element of the agreement was immediately criticised by the EU; Peter Sano, spokesman for the European Commission, said bluntly: “There is no EU member state with an embassy in Jerusalem.” Although this potentially harms Serbia and Kosovo, it is rather a problem for Serbia, which is much more advanced in the process of European integration than Kosovo, which in fact does not have a clear EU roadmap. The agreement contains provisions that appear to guarantee U.S. monetary investment through the U.S.
International Development Finance Corporation and EXIM Bank. While we welcome this, we must ask why this was part of an agreement that would have been reached between Kosovo and Serbia. U.S. investment in Kosovo is a very different issue that could have been dealt with outside the summit. It therefore has the appearance of a positive provision, even if not related, which was included in the agreement to increase its meagre content. In the meantime, signing an agreement is only the first step on the road to reconciliation, because each agreement must then be implemented – and implemented. Thirdly, Kosovo`s agreement on membership of the “mini-Schengen zone” has no practical value. On the formal level, there is no unity like the “schengen mini-zone” – it is something fictitious. The so-called “Schengen mini-zone” means nothing more than rhetorical support from Albania, Northern Macedonia and Serbian leaders (who met three times in Novi Sad, Ohrid and Durres between October and December 2019) to develop plans that would facilitate cross-border travel and merchandise exchanges between the countries concerned.