European Parliament’s Foreign Committee approves the resolution on Kosovo

European Parliament’s Foreign Committee approves the resolution on Kosovo

Pristina, 28 January 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
The European Parliament Foreign Committee has voted today the draft resolution on the Republic of Kosovo.
This act hails the signing of SAA with the EU and the talks for the normalization of relations with Serbia.
The document, which was approved with 37 votes in favor and 12 against, contains criticism addressed to the government of Kosovo.
“We express our disappointment for the lack of progress in the fight against corruption and organized crime and the lack of results in the work of the prosecution. We demand from institutions in Kosovo to have a strategic approach in the fight against corruption, which remains an important obstacle in Kosovo’s path toward diplomatic, social and economic development”, the resolution says.
The resolution also demands from the government and opposition to solve problems through dialogue, by condemning any form of violence, “including the use of teargas in parliament”.
The document also mentions the request for the five EU member countries which have not recognized the country, to do this. It also says that there has been great progress in the domain of legislation, with the voting of a number of bills, but the influence of politics in the judiciary system has been criticized.
The rapporteur on Kosovo in the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek also introduced the following to the document: “the European Parliament takes into account the ruling of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo for temporary steps that delay the application of any legal act which enables the creation of the Association of Serb Communes”.
This resolution also mentions the protection of religious objects, especially of Orthodox churches. The document also mentions the return of Serbs who were displaced from Kosovo.
In an amendment that she has introduced, Lunacek demands from “The European Parliament to apologize for the visit of the Serb army general, Lubisha Dikovic to Kosovo, as he’s accused of war crimes in this country”. /ibna/