Kosovo court suspends agreement on Association of Serb Majority Municipalities


Kosovo’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday temporarily suspended the EU-brokered agreement with Serbia on the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities.

The decision was made after Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga asked the court to assess whether it was in line with the constitution. Her request was supported by Prime Minister Isa Mustafa.

The agreement to form the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities, reached in August, is part of the the EU-mediated agreement on normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, reached in April 2013. It was one of the conditions for Kosovo to sign the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union.

The European Commission said on Tuesday that Kosovo had made progress and that the SAA was a milestone on its path towards a European future, but that the country was still in the early stages of applying European standards in most areas.