EU: Formation of the new government is a domestic issue for Kosovo

EU: Formation of the new government is a domestic issue for Kosovo

Pristina, June 12, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

European Union will not intervene in the issue of the formation of the new government of Kosovo following the early parliamentary elections of June 8, but it expects for it to be formed as soon as possible based on the predefined rules.

Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman of the EU chief for foreign affairs, Catherine Ashton, declared on Wednesday that the formation of the government of Kosovo is an issue which belongs to Kosovans.

According to her, what’s important for Brussels is for the new government to be formed in compliance with the rules and established procedures.

“The formation of the government is a domestic issue of Kosovo, based on the rules and the procedures established for such issues”, said Kocijancic

Kocijancic confirmed that Ashton has had a telephone conversation with departing prime minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci to talk about different aspects of the electoral process.

“As you know, EU has observed the elections  and we have issued a press release on this process”, said Maja Kocijancic.

“In this statement, we have commended Kosovo about the normal electoral process. We’re also expecting the government to be formed soon in order to address more challenges that the country faces, such as the economic reform, rule of law and the talks for the implementation of the April 2013 agreement”, said she.

On the other hand, the head of EULEX in Kosovo, Bernard Brochard says that the mission that he leads is ready to collaborate with all parties who will form a majority in parliament.

“We’re ready to work with whoever will form the government, because the majority of political parties have backed our mandate”. /ibna/