Thursday, September 21, 2006

Kosovo Assembly condemns recent incidents, reviews law on use of languages

Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive

Prishtina [Pristina], 21 September: Kosova [Kosovo] Assembly members during today's session have reacted against the latest incidents in Kosova by preparing a joint statement calling on those responsible to report in front of the lawmakers. Meanwhile later today they expect to reconsider the amendment regarding the law on official languages.

The request of the Democratic League of Kosova [LDK] MP, Sabri Hamiti that the parliament make a pronouncement with regard to latest incidents was supported by all parliamentary groups.

On the other hand, parliament Speaker Kole Berisha called on Assembly members to reconsider the amendment for the usage of official languages which was approved in the last session, adding that this is a request by the Contact Group.

"Disapproval was considered as disappointment. This could be seen by everyone. The message was directed to all institutions, particularly to the parliament to fulfil its part of the Standards," said Berisha.

Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 21 Sep 06

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