European Union reacts against violence in the Parliament of Kosovo

European Union reacts against violence in the Parliament of Kosovo

Pristina, 22 September 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The European Union reacted today against the violent episodes manifested by opposition MPs in the Parliament of Kosovo.

In a meeting held today with the Minister of European Integration, Bekim Collaku, EU Enlargement Commissioner, Bekim Collaku, said that it’s normal for people not to agree on everything, but it’s unacceptable that this is reflected through violence.

“This is not acceptable in a democracy. It’s normal for us to have different opinions, but violence is not tolerated. This method belongs to the past”, Hahn said.

Kosovo’s government also condemned today’s acts by opposition MPs. The government says that everyone has an obligation to restrain themselves from violent acts and avoid actions that go beyond democratic forms of opposition.

Meanwhile, parliament resumed its proceedings during the afternoon with Prime Minister Isa Mustafa reporting on the agreements reached in Brussels, but this was not allowed by opposition MPs.

In spite of the insistence of the speaker of parliament, Kadri Veseli for the opposition to allow constructive debate, the latter blocked the proceedings.

Opposition supporters have gathered in front of parliament in order to defend, as they claim, the Republic, demanding the government not to apply the Brussels Agreements. /ibna/