Kosovo: Dismissal of Foreign Minister asked PDK

Kosovo’s largest opposition party, PDK, has called on Prime Minister Albin Kurti to fire Foreign Minister and Diaspora Minister Donika Gervalla, as they say, insulting the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and war victims.

The MP representing the PDK, Abelard Tahiri, addressing the media after the session of the Parliament on Thursday said that they can not allow the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo to implement the same narration as the Serbian authorities. Tahiri urged Prime Minister Kurti to dismiss him as soon as possible.

PDK’s reaction came after the media republished a statement by Gervalla who in 2017 stated that she would send materials to the Kosovo Specialized Chambers (KSC) on alleged crimes of certain individuals within the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

Reporting to lawmakers Thursday Gervalla denied any co-operation with the KSC and reiterated that the Hague-based tribunal was set up by the PDK and its allies. Her statements in the Assembly provoked the reaction of PDK deputies who interrupted the session after a heated debate with the ruling Vetëvendosje deputies.

The German Ambassador to Kosovo, Jorn Rohde, has reacted after today’s clashes in the Assembly of Kosovo between the ruling MPs and the opposition.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Ambassador Rohde supported the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Donika Gervalla, saying that a personal attack on her is unacceptable.

“Today’s scenes in the Assembly were unacceptable for a Parliament. “I also consider unacceptable the personal attacks against FM Gervalla,” Rohde wrote.

“I use this opportunity to underline again that Germany, like all EU member states, fully supports the decision of the Kosovo Parliament, adopted by a 2/3 majority, to establish the Kosovo Specialized Chambers,” Rohde continued. in his post.

“Fighting impunity and investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity is part of Kosovo’s commitment to the rule of law. “Germany is convinced that the fight against impunity through national and international criminal courts is part of a responsible legal and foreign policy.”

In conclusion, the German Ambassador noted that “there can be no lasting peace in a society without justice. We also owe it to the families of the victims. It is important to support the important work of the KSC which is provided in Kosovo law./ ibna

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