European Western Balkans

Hahn strongly condemns use of teargas in Kosovo Assembly

Kosovo Assembly; Photo: Kosovo Assembly

BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policy Johannes Hahn wrote on on Twitter that he strongly condemns the use of teargas in the Kosovo Assembly.

According to him, “such behaviour has no place in a democracy.”

“On this important day, Kosovo leaders must assume their responsibilities and vote the demarcation agreement. Their citizens can only benefit from this step with visa liberalization on the horizon”, wrote the Commissioner.

Hahn stated that “getting this done will allow political life to concentrate on other important reforms that people need and want and will help the country make progress with its European orientation.”

Teargas was used to today in the Kosovo Parliament to prevent the ratification of the border demarcation with Montenegro, which is a key requirement for visa liberalization for the citizens of Kosovo.

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