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Veterans disrupt Kosovo parliament session

June 16, 2022
A crowd of war veterans disrupted Thursday’s session of the Kosovo parliament, protesting plans not to raise their pensions.
A spokesman for the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans said that parliament should not adopt the law on minimum wages which does not include a rise in veterans’ pensions. “If the law takes effect we will send it tom the Constitutional Court and we are 100 percent sure that a violation of the constitution will be found,” Faton Klinaku said.
The veterans managed to break into the parliament garden amid a strong police presence with officers in riot gear.
Inside parliament, the session began with opposition MPs pounding their seats and should OVK (KLA in Albanian).
Opposition MPs then stood in front of the pulpit and voiced a number of demands for KLA veterans’ rights, demanding the inclusion of veterans in the law on minimum wages. Parliament speaker Glauk Konjufca broke the deadlock by calling MP group chiefs to his cabinet for consultations.
Source:  https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/veterans-disrupt-kosovo-parliament-session/

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