Commission Questions – Kosovo’s failure to amend its Constitution

Question for written answer E-011528/2015

to the Commission

Rule 130

Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)

Subject: Kosovo’s failure to amend its Constitution

Kosovo recently failed to achieve a two-thirds majority in its Parliament to amend its Constitution with a view to allowing the creation of a special court to handle war crimes.

In light of the human rights conditionalities associated with EU membership, what impact does the above decision have on Kosovo’s accession negotiations with the European Union?



Answer given by Mr Hahn

on behalf of the Commission


On 3 August, after the Honourable Member had tabled his question, the Kosovo1Assembly adopted the relevant constitutional amendments and the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, allowing for the establishment of the Specialist Chambers.

1  “This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence”

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