The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, has rejected any chance that Kosovo be represented by UNMIK in the meetings of the Energy Community Treaty or any other
During the meeting with the Head of the European Union Mission in Kosovo, Tomáš Szunyog, Minister Haradinaj-Stublla was determined to protect the integrity and constitutionality of the Republic of Kosovo, in any international mechanism, making it clear that the time when Kosovo was represented by UNMIK ended on 17 February 2008 with the Declaration of Independence, and was sealed by the International Court of Justice in July 2010.
"It is already an internationally known fact that there is a new political and legal reality in the Republic of Kosovo based on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the ICJ Decision and other applicable laws. This means that the Republic of Kosovo can in NO case be represented, in any international initiative, under the name of UNMIK, especially knowing that this mission ended on 17 February 2008", Minister Haradinaj-Stublla said during the meeting.
The European Commission intends to adopt on 27 November an amendment to the Energy Community Treaty signed in 2005 when the Republic of Kosovo was among the founding parties but back then was represented by UNMIK. The request for Kosovo to be represented by UNMIK at the next meeting of the Energy Community Treaty was rejected by the Minister, who instructed all institutions in the country NOT to accept representation under the name of UNMIK, in no way and under no circumstances, because this is a tendency of Serbia, and in addition to being unconstitutional for us, it is consequently illegal internationally, returning attention to the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which has declared the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Kosovo, on 17 February 2008, to be in full compliance with international law.