The debate on constitutional changes in the Serbian parliament was accompanied by strong verbal clashes. The main protagonists were the Albanian MP from the Presevo Valley, Shaip Kamberi, and the Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic.
Kamberi spoke about a complete change of the constitution and mentioned as problematic, the preamble that defines Kosovo as part of Serbia.
“Although many authors consider it without legal effect, it is not mandatory, either because of its very formal nature, there are no sanctions, or because it is not considered a legal norm, because it does not provide rules of conduct. The preamble to the Constitution also poses an obstacle to Serbia’s European integration. “Such a preamble is a serious obstacle to the normalization of relations with Kosovo,” said Kamberi.
This statement irritated Prime Minister Brnabic who spoke in a denigrating tone towards Kosovo, emphasizing that it is as independent as a Belgrade neighborhood.
“It is not right to refer to the constitution of Kosovo because you are a member of the parliament of a country where it belongs as a territory. It is our province and you must respect that. “There is no Kosovo constitution for this parliament and they gained independence without asking anyone, not even a single citizen,” she said.
The former Albanian member of the Serbian parliament said that the parliamentary group of the Presevo Valley will not take part in the partial amendment of the constitution. The victims of the recent war with Kosovo were another topic of debate. Prime Minister Brnabic said that she was sorry for all those killed, their families and all the missing who are still wanted, while claiming that Serbia has investigated all graves in its territory that have been signaled by Kosovo and the International Red Cross, except for two cases currently being considered.