From: Exit Staff
Kurti and Borrell Clash over Serbian Referendum in Kosovo

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and EU High Representative Josep Borrell have clashed over Serbia’s attempt to hold a constitutional referendum in the sovereign territory of Kosovo.

On Sunday, January 16, Serbia is organizing a referendum over changes to the country’s constitution.

Borrell has asked Kosovo to allow the collection of votes in its territory under the supervision of the OSCE, as has happened for various referendums and elections in the past.

Kurti has confirmed that dual citizens are welcome to cast their votes by mail or through the liaison office in Prishtina. However, he has made it clear that Serbia cannot hold a referendum in Kosovo proper.

“A referendum in the sovereign territory of another state is not a practice accepted by any democratic country,” Kurti wrote on Twitter.