The new prime minister has further said that relations with Serbia could not be normalized if Belgrade did not first recognize Kosovo’s independence. Kurti has also demanded war reparations and an apology from Serbia.
The new cabinet consists of ministers from Vetëvendosje, Guxo, Serbian List, NDS (Bosniak minority), KDTP (Turkish minority), and IRDK (Egyptian minority). Guxo is a platform founded by Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani, which ran in the election within the Vetëvendosje list.
This is the second time Kurti serves as prime minister. The first time was in 2020, in a coalition government with now opposition party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). The alliance broke up 50 days after it was formed. After that, the LDK filed a no-confidence motion which was approved by the Kosovo Assembly, putting an end to Kurti’s tenure.