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No vote on demarcation today

No vote on demarcation today GazetaExpress

Today’s extraordinary session of Parliament on voting of the demarcation Agreement with Montenegro, most likely will be postponed. MPs are expected to assemble again next week to vote ratification of the demarcation agreement.

Gazeta Express has learned that the Parliament session has been postponed and voting on demarcation will be held next week. The extraordinary session of Parliament which started today was interrupted after the Speaker asked a break because of the procedural reasons. MPs agreed for the agreement reached between ruling and opposition parties be reflected in the Draft Law which required accelerated procedures by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Committee has proceeded the amended Draft Law to Parliament but the break is still ongoing. Political leaders, including Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, and his deputy Behgjet Pacolli called on MPs to ratify the deal. They stated that ruling coalition has 80 votes out of 120 seated Assembly needed to ratify this international Agreement. But despite their claims media reported that ruling parties are two votes short and are hoping someone from the Vetevendosje or Srpska List vote the demarcation. The opposition party of Vetevendosje continues opposing the deal. Also Srpska List MPs boycotted Wednesday’s session of the Parliament. Gazeta Express has reported that the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, and Speaker Kadri Veseli, have met Srpska representatives in an effort for a last-minute solution to the demarcation. Ratification of the demarcation Agreement is one of the last criteria for Kosovo to get visa liberalisation. Leaders hoped for ratification of the demarcation the day the top European Commission officials – President Jean-Claude Juncker, High representative Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner Johannes Hahn are expected to visit Kosovo, as part of their Western Balkans tour. /Express/

    Date: 28 February 2018 14:28
    Author: GazetaExpress