Tension in the parliament of Kosovo

Tension in the parliament of Kosovo

Pristina, 8 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

A situation filled with tension in the parliament of Kosovo. Opposition MP, Albin Kurti has thrown teargas in the hall, to prevent the voting of laws which were in today’s agenda.

IBNA learns that two majority MPs, Flora Brovina and Blerta Deliu were given medical assistance as a result of the teargas.

However, even in these extraordinary circumstances, majority MPs managed to hold today’s parliamentary session.

Opposition in Kosovo is attempting to block parliamentary proceedings because it doesn’t agree with the agreement that the government of Kosovo has signed with that of Serbia in Brussels for the creation of the Association of Serb Communes.

The opposition is also against the agreement with Montenegro for the border demarcation. The agreement for the Association of Serb Communes was reached on August 25, with the brokerage of the European Union.

The opposition says that this agreement divides Kosovo.

Based on the agreement, Serbs in Kosovo will have more rights and the association of communes will have more powers for certain domains such as health, education, economic development and urban and rural planning. This association will also receive funds from Belgrade. /ibna/