VIDEO | Andonovic: Kosovo battle in the Serbian assembly, tensions between the "progressives" and the right
For the second day, the deputies in the Serbian Parliament continue the debate on the issue of negotiations with Kosovo, and the president of the state, Aleksandar Vucic, is also present at the session.
Deputies from the ruling majority in the National Assembly welcomed the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, with great applause, and only Petar Petkovic, director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, was still present on behalf of the Government.
At the beginning of the session yesterday, the Report on the negotiation process with Kosovo was presented, and the discussion was followed by incidents and harsh rhetoric.
The report was formally delivered to the representatives by the Government of Serbia, the Office for Kosovo and the Office for Coordination Issues in the Negotiating Process with Kosovo.
The atmosphere of the session in one part turned into an incident with the representatives of the majority of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), after the MPs from the opposition stood up and shouted "Treason, betrayal!" and "We will not give Kosovo!" interrupted Vucic's speech, and the assembly's security arrived.
After a sharp discussion between Vucic and part of the opposition, a group of deputies demanding the resignation of the president blocked the work of the parliament.
They demanded that the opposition be allowed to speak, citing a violation of the Rules of Procedure. Since they were not satisfied, they went to the place where Vucic was sitting.
The tensions between the part of the opposition and the representatives of the ruling majority subsided and the session continued. Vucic presented a plan for Serbia's policy in the coming period, but he also spoke about the French-German plan for solving the Kosovo issue.
In his address to the Parliament, he said that the most dangerous point of the European proposal for Serbia is that "Serbia will not oppose Kosovo's membership in international institutions".
During the debate in the parliament, Vucic said that Serbia may have to impose sanctions on Russia. At the same time, around a hundred citizens gathered in front of the National Assembly in Belgrade who are against signing any agreement that would lead to the recognition of Kosovo's independence.
The Parliamentary hearing is scheduled to last three days, after which the MPs will decide on this proposal.