January 21, 2012
Kosovo’s PM leading party PDK came out with a proposal for a motion challenging the motion of Vetëvendosje regarding reciprocity with Serbia during yesterday’s plenary session of the Kosovo Assembly. But, Vetëvendosje doesn’t accept compromises on Assembly’s motion.
Pristina, KOSOVO – by Vedat Xhymshiti
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Kosovo Government has yet again called on the Vetëvendosje movement to sit together and find a way out of the situation created as a result of the Kosovo Assembly’s decision to impose reciprocity measures against Serbian goods. However, Vetëvendosje said they can only discuss ways of implementing Assembly’s motion and added that the Government is obliged to respect Assembly’s decisions a parliamentary motion sponsored by Vetevendosje in last year.
But, whatever be the situation in the country, Vetëvendosje there’s no way to give up their aim for peaceful protests as they call them, to protest against the political and trade control of Serbia in Kosovo.
Vetëvendosje on Sunday, January 22, 2012, will continue with its protests in two Kosovo-Serbia border crossings, northeastern and southeastern Kosovo, Gate #3 & #5.
Vetevendosje, or Self-Determination, has 14 deputies in the 120-seat parliament and is known for its radical stands. It tried a blockade of border crossing with Serbia on Saturday, January 14, 2012 – to prevent imports of Serbian goods, claiming Kosovo exports were barred by Serbia, but they faced brutal attack by state riot police forces who didn’t spare even journalists.
Kosovo Police used teargas and water cannons to disperse Self-Determination party members and its supporters who first asked and plead the police to let them go to the Merdare in northeastern, and Dheu i Bardhe southeastern Kosovo-Serbia border, claiming they had nothing against police, but against Serbia.