Lunacek: The government must report to parliament on the agreements with Serbia

Lunacek: The government must report to parliament on the agreements with Serbia

Pristina, 11 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The deputy speaker of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek said today that each of the agreements reached between Kosovo and Serbia in the talks brokered by the European Union, must be voted by the parliament of Kosovo.

According to Lunacek, these are agreements between two states.

“These are agreements between two states and according to me, a vote in parliament is needed”, Lunacek said during a press conference today in Pristina.

But Lunacek criticized the opposition’s actions in and outside parliament.

“I hope that the opposition will come back to parliament and not manifest violence. Violence is not a good thing, in or outside of parliament”, Lunacek said.

But the MEP from Austria has asked the government to keep parliament informed about the talks and agreements reached with Serbia.

As far as Kosovo’s failure to become a UNESCO member is concerned, Lunacek said that Pristina’s strategy “was not well prepared”.

“Kosovo has 24 embassies in other countries, but in 6 of them, it has no ambassadors. They work with charges d’affaires. Kosovo must make sure that it doesn’t lack 3 votes”, Lunacek said. /ibna/