Parliamentary committees appointed, opposition unhappy

Parliamentary committees appointed, opposition unhappy

Pristina, December 11, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

A meeting was held today in the parliament of Kosovo with the heads of parliamentary groups, which discussed the division of parliamentary committees.

Upon the end of this meeting, head of the parliamentary group of AAK, Donika Kadaj-Bujupi said that the methodology of the selection of committees was the same as before.

According to her, this division gives to parties in power the right to choose in a non democratic way the respective committees.

“We cannot expect a readiness of the majority MPs to oversee the government. Even today, this division was non democratic and unfair”, Bujupi said.

Bujupi said AAK will lead the committee for interior affairs and the committee for Kosovo’s Security Forces.

Self Determination will lead two committees, law committee and committee for public finances.

The head of Self Determination parliamentary group, Visar Ymeri proposed for the opposition to be given more room in the committees, in order for it to oversee the government.

“We asked the committee for budget and finances. But, majority MPs have not agreed to this, because they wanted this committee in order to continue with the old ways where the allocation of public money is made exclusively by the governing coalition”, Ymeri said.

Head of the parliamentary group of PDK, Adem Grabovci, said that PDK has taken four committees, that of education, health, foreign affairs and public administration.

Grabovci said that it’s important for every MP to be involved in at least one committee, but he says that committees have become overpopulated.

Meanwhile, speaker of parliament, Kadri Veseli said that parliament will convene on December 18, where the president of the country, Atifete Jahjaga will address this institution. /ibna/