European Parliament to discuss draft resolution on Kosovo

The European Parliament (EP) Committee on Foreign Relations discussed Tuesday a draft resolution on Kosovo.

The draft resolution rejects the idea of Kosovo partition and proposes the implementation of Ahtisaari’s plan for the north of the province.

“It also calls on Belgrade to eliminate parallel structures, Austrian MEP Ulrike Lunacek, who proposed the draft, said.

The draft resolution reiterates refusal of possible partition of Kosovo, as had been done already earlier in resolutions of March 29, 2007, February 5, 2009 and July 8, 2010.

At the same time it notes that the independence of Kosovo is now recognized by 22 member-countries of the EU and calls on the other five members to follow suit.

It also urges the Serbian government to remove parallel structures in Kosovo, and notes that Ahtisaari plan gives a broad autonomy for Serbs.

If the Foreign Affairs Committee adopts the draft resolution by Lunacek, who is also EP Rapporteur for Kosovo, the document would be forwarded to the EU Council and the European Commission.

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