Opposition in Kosovo blocks parliament, political tensions are expected

Opposition in Kosovo blocks parliament, political tensions are expected

Pristina, 1 October 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Representatives of opposition in Kosovo will continue their action to block parliamentary proceedings.

Parliament of Kosovo may experience the same events as a week ago.

The head of Self Determination Parliamentary Group, Glauk Konjufca, confirmed that opposition MPs will not allow the holding of today’s session.

“On August 25, PM Isa Mustafa signed this in Brussels. Nobody has the mandate to sign such things. Parliament will not function normally until Mustafa withdraws from the things that he has signed”, Konjufca declared.

The same thing was also warned by the vice chairman of AAK, Ahmet Isufi.

“These are democratic actions which you will see today. These will be reactions based on the will of the citizens of Kosovo in order not to allow the Association of Serb Communes. We want the prime minister to withdraw from the Brussels’ agreements, otherwise, the political crisis will deepen”, he said.

Meanwhile, representatives of the international community in Pristina, say that the Association of Serb Communes cannot be stopped by anybody.

The EU Special Representative to Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar says that this institution will be set up until the end of the year.

“The government of Kosovo is facing difficulties with the opposition and the public opinion in Kosovo in relation to the association, but the creation of the association cannot be stopped. The government has two thirds of seats in the parliament of Kosovo”, he said.

Political analysts say that the country is now facing a parliamentary crisis.

The political analyst, Vilhard Shala told IBNA that the citizens of Kosovo are the ones to lose from the blockade of the opposition.

“The government must find a way to communicate with the opposition, otherwise, the country will head to a deep political crisis, which will help in the development of Kosovo and the Euro Atlantic perspective”, he said. /ibna/