EU: CSM – international and constitutional obligation of Kosovo

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Source: Kossev

The head of the European Union Office in Pristina Tomáš Szunyog said on Friday the decision of the Kosovo Constitutional Court on the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM) did not envisage any ban on its formation.

Addressing the deputies of the Committee for EU Integration of the Kosovo Assembly, Szunyog said that „the Constitution only sets certain restrictions, but the decision states that the statute of the Community will be forwarded to the Constitutional Court. What is the statute? Where is the statute? Kosovo must address this issue. You signed this agreement yourself, and even though it is yours, it is an international obligation, it is now your constitutional obligation as well.“

Szunyog also agreed with the statement of the special envoy for the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on normalisation of relations, Miroslav Lajčák, regarding the necessity of changing the Constitution.

„When you negotiate international agreements, they are legally binding. If you negotiate an agreement and sign it, they become legally binding. Then you have your mechanisms to incorporate them into your legislation. Normally, agreements require changes, and I don’t see anything wrong with what said Lajčák. There will come a time when both countries will have to change something,“ he added.