Media and civic society discuss on the political crisis in Kosovo

Media and civic society discuss on the political crisis in Kosovo

Pristina, 5 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Civic society and media representatives discussed today about the political crisis in a meeting hosted by the speaker of Parliament, Kadri Veseli.

This meeting was held without representatives of the opposition.

“We have laws and parliament regulation which regulate everything. Besides threatening Constitution, this is also having consequences in the economy”, Veseli said.

Veseli said that there are 22 bills which haven’t entered the parliament’s agenda due to the blockade that the opposition has made.

“They are blocking positive developments that the citizens could benefit from these bills. We’re talking about the bill on Obliq, the appointment of judges of the Constitutional Court and next year’s budget”, Veseli said.

Meanwhile, Ismet Kryeziu of KDI and Transparency International said that the blockade that the opposition is doing is not democratic and according to him, this can be a result of the lack of talks between government and opposition before the agreements were signed.

“This must not happen. There must be a serious approach by all involved players. Perhaps, the president must also intervene to solve this situation”, he said.

The director of Klan Kosova, Baton Haxhiu said that political parties are not able to find solutions for the work of institutions.

According to him, the withdrawal from the signature is absurd.

Analyst Nexhmedin Spahiu, who was present in this meeting, links the blockade of the opposition with the fact that according to him, the talks with Serbia in Brussels are being ignored.

“When we had the Vienna talks, the Unity Group was formed and the opposition was represented. Talks are being held in Brussels now and they are very important for the country. I believe that the opposition has arrived at this point, because it has been ignored in the talks”, Spahiu said.

OSCE ambassador, Jean Claude Sclumberger, considers the blockade in parliament as a very bad thing.

Three opposition parties, Self Determination, AAK and Incentive have been blocking the work of parliament for the past two weeks, demanding from PM Mustafa to withdraw from the 4 agreements that he has signed with Serbia in Brussels on August 25. /ibna/