Pristina, May 16, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Heads of the communal assemblies of Leposavic and Zubin Potok, Zoran Todic and Nemanja Jaksic told “Tanjug” that the language changes in the statutes, which were approved on April 17, were voted unanimously on Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, the commune of Northern Mitrovica has also made amendments.
In the sessions held in Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan, councilors have approved the new statutes of these communes, which are said to have technical corrections.
Mayor of Zvecan, Vucina Jankovic declared on Thursday afternoon that technical and language corrections have been made in the statute of the commune.
Member of council at the commune of Mitrovica, Nexhat Ugljani said that the 16 councilors who were present in the meeting voted unanimously for the changes in the statute, thus avoiding extraordinary elections in Northern Mitrovica.
The statutes approved by the four northern communes of Kosovo, which have a Serb majority, had been rejected by the government of Kosovo.
Government officials have declared that the approvals of these statutes were not in line with the Constitution and laws of Kosovo, like the Brussels agreement sanctions it.
But, officials from local institutions in the north had said that the approval of these statutes is in accordance with Resolution 1244 of the Council of Security of United Nations and aims to preserve neutrality in relation to the independence of Kosovo. /ibna/