With the Petković-Bislimi Agreement which was signed on June 21, 2022 in Brussels, that is, the proposed “Roadmap for the implementation of the energy agreement”, the regime of Aleksandar Vučić has finally renounced the distribution and electricity system of Serbia on the entire territory of Kosovo and Metohija. The system was formally turned over to the Turkish company of “Kosovo”, which is in fact a Great Albania creation, and its NATO sponsors, among whom Turkey has one of the most important roles.

The key electrical energy facility in the north of Kosovo and Metohija — the Valač substation, has been finally turned over to “Kosovo”, as well as the entire Serbian infrastructure for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy. As a matter of fact, the Serbian public company “EPS Elektrokosmet” will cease operations, in order to establish “Elektrosever” in the Albanian quasi-legal system. It will take over the staff members who are willing to work within the Albanian system, without being entitled to Serbian retirement benefits and health insurance. In addition, “Elektrosever” may lose its licence to operate at any moment, if the separatist authorities in Priština see fit. If a portion of the staff members accept a transfer to one of the EPS organizational units in Central Serbia (to which the aforementioned agreement objectively contributes), it will lead to more emigrations, of possibly hundreds of Serbian families from Kosovo and Metohija.

In 2012, Turkey “bought” from “Kosovo” a company for the distribution of electricity in Kosovo (KEDS), the former public distribution company EPS – Elektrokosmet, which was the national property of Serbia. The KEDS sold electricity and maintained the distribution network in Kosovo and Metohija, including the Serbian enclaves, with the exception of the North, where it was in the purview of the now-shut down “Elektrokosmet”. As if that was not enough, the Petković-Bislimi Agreement stipulated that the lists of Serbian electricity users (businesses, but above all, private citizens), will be handed over to Priština with no protection guarantees or clauses, including a lot of personal information, and Priština will from now on change them for electricity services through “Elektrosever”, a company which will be registered in the Priština quasi-legal system, and that will be working for Priština’s bottom line.

Even though the public is being told that the issue of ownership of the electricity grid and facilities was not negotiated about, with this agreement, which was preceded by negotiations with the Turkish “owners” of the KEDS in Istanbul, the regime of Aleksandar Vučić has effectively legalized the theft of the entire property of the EPS which was “privatized” without authorization by the self-proclaimed authorities in Priština — “sold” to the Turkish consortium “Çalik & Limak” in 2012. This includes the entire electricity and distribution grid and facilities of the public company WPS, which was sold to the Turkish company under the name “KEDS Priština”.

To the embarrassment of all the citizens of Serbia who put up with this humiliation, this is a continuation of the unconstitutional renouncement of Serbian resources in Kosovo and Metohija. The energy agreement and the “Roadmap” for its implementation establish the sovereign authority of “Kosovo” in the field of electricity distribution on the entire territory of Kosovo and Metohija. Doing so, using the step by step tactic, is continuing the transfer of the sovereign authority of Serbian in Kosovo and Metohija and rushing into high treason — the recognition of the so-called Kosovo as an independent country. Another of the things that speak to that fact is the loud silence of the Serbian authorities about yet another unprecedented provocation — the joint, eighth session of the Government of Albania, Vučić’s partner from “Little Schengen” (“Open Balkan” and the “government of Kosovo” — held in the Serbian Priština.

In Belgrade on June 21, 2022

The Presidency of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija

Professor Mitra Reljić, PhD

Professor Slobodan Samardžić, PhD

Professor Miloš Ković, PhD

Professor Časlav Koprivica, PhD

Professor Dušan Proroković, PhD