President’s meeting with opposition leaders yields no results

President’s meeting with opposition leaders yields no results

Pristina, 20 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has met today with representatives of opposition parties, in the framework of the talks to overcome the gridlock in parliament.

Opposition leaders have not changed their positioning. They insist upon a withdrawal from the agreements on the Association of Serb Communes and demarcation with Montenegro.

Self Determination leader, Visar Ymeri said that unless the government reflects on the opposition’s demands, the institutional crisis will continue.

“We were clear on our demands. The agreements must be revoked, because these two agreements threaten the territory of the Republic of Kosovo. We are determined to hold protests”, Visar Ymeri said.

Meanwhile, leader of AAK, Ramush Haradinaj, declared that the government is attempting to put the opposition under control through police violence.

He said that the decision to call a parliamentary session is an attempt to escalate the situation.

Leader of the Incentive for Kosovo, Fatmir Limaj, said that according to the governing coalition, there is no crisis, because according to him, this coalition is based on mere numbers.

“We’re clear on our demands. The government must not make any steps which would escalate the situation”, Limaj said.

Relations between government and opposition have become tense due to the agreement with Serbia for the creation of the Association of Serb Communes and that with Montenegro for the border demarcation.

According to the opposition, these agreements damage state interests.

PM Mustafa said that he will not submit to the opposition’s demands. /ibna/