Fresh episodes of teargas in the parliament of Kosovo

Fresh episodes of teargas in the parliament of Kosovo

Pristina, 14 December 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Opposition MPs in Kosovo have managed to suspend today’s parliamentary session once again. Today’s agenda included a number of issues, while the most important one was the 2016 budget.

Following the suspension of the session by the use of teargas, speaker of parliament, Kadri Veseli called a meeting of the parliamentary leading committee to decide whether to continue the session without the opposition, as it was done on 30 November.

Under these circumstances, police special units have barricaded parliament, while activists from opposition parties have started to gather on the square.

In the past two months, Self Determination, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo and Incentive for Kosovo, all three parties of the opposition, have blocked parliamentary proceedings by letting off teargas, throwing eggs and by blocking the parliament’s podium.

So far, seven opposition MPs have been placed on house arrest or remanded in custody. /ibna/