STRASBOURG – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday passed a resolution on the state of human rights in Kosovo, tabled by Rapporteur Augustin Conde of Spain.

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The head of the Serbian parliamentary delegation to PACE Aleksandra Djurovic told Tanjug that a plenary vote resulted in a resolution that is favourable to Serbia as all three amendments by Kosovo Albanians were rejected.

“The resolution is favourable to us and it contains much criticism regarding corruption and respect of human rights. The position of Mr. Conde and the Council of Europe (CoE) is that they insist on status neutrality and respect of values that the CoE deals with,” Djurovic said.

The Kosovo Albanian side sought that the obligation to establish the Community of Serb Municipalities be dropped from the resolution, she said.

“An amendment whereby they wanted to alter the statement that UNESCO has rejected their membership bid and just state the result of the vote was also rejected. They also wanted to include a direct cooperation of Kosovo with Europol and Interpol, rather than through UNMIK, which is a part of the resolution,” she said.

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