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Protests and tension ahead of the voting of demarcation agreement between Kosovo and Montenegro

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Pristina, 1 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Parliament of Kosovo is expected to hold a session filled with debates today and then ratify the Agreement with Montenegro for the division of land borders.

In spite of the political tension between majority and opposition, the bill for the ratification of the agreement has been introduced in the agenda. Unofficial, it is believed that this topic will be postponed.

Two thirds of votes are needed in parliament to ratify the agreement.

Meanwhile, the largest opposition party in the country has called for a national protest to be held against the ratification of the agreement.

MP and former leader of the opposition, Albin Kurti, says that the protest will be peaceful, but not quiet.

To avoid the escalation of the situation, hundreds of police forces surrounded the government and parliament’s buildings today.

Daut Hoxha, Kosovo Police spokesman, said that police is ready to face any situation in order to guarantee law and order for the citizens.

The opposition has strongly rejected the agreement with Montenegro, considering it as damaging for Kosovo, because according to it, the country is losing 8,200 hectares of land.

This has been rejected by  senior state leaders. According to them, demarcation has been made based on a fair agreement. /balkaneu.com/

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