“French disgrace”: Serbian delegation walkout at CoE session

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A delegation of Serbia’s National Assembly on Thursday left a session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, held in Strasbourg, France, in protest.

The move was prompted by the decision of a French court earlier in the day to reject Serbia’s request to extradite Ramush Haradinaj.

According to a statement, the Serbian delegation “condemned the disgraceful decision of the French court.”

Earlier in the day in Belgrade, Prime Minister and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic announced that Serbia’s ambassador to France would be summoned back to the country for consultations, and that Belgrade would send a protest note worded in the strongest terms to Paris.

Haradinaj, a Kosovo Albanian politician and a former leader of the KLA (“Kosovo Liberation Army”), is wanted in Serbia on charges related to war crimes committed in Kosovo in 1998 and 1999.



  1. Serbs should have realized France was just teasing them in the first place. French soldiers were fighting with the KLA – some were found dead with them after a battle/fight. Not mercenaries but official soldiers.