From: Die Morina van Uijtregt
Kosovo’s Acting President to Repeal the Decree Appointing Consul General in Prague

Kosovo’s Acting President, Vjosa Osmani vows to repeal the decree appointing Kosovo’s Consul General to the Czech Republic, Flakron Shala.

“The Consulate General in Prague and the appointment of the Consul General are contrary to any diplomatic practice of democratic countries,” the Acting President wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

She said that Consulates General cannot be opened in the same city where the country has the Embassy, pointing that the case in Prague is not the only one.

“Therefore those decrees will be repealed,” Osmani wrote.

Osmani claims that despite her request, not a single document related to diplomatic service was brought to her office by the Government.

Shala was appointed by former president Hashim Thaci upon the recommendation of the Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj Stublla, Koha daily reported on Tuesday.

He is the son of MP Haxhi Shala, whose vote determined the voting of the current government on June 3, after the toppling of the previous Kurti government.

MP Shala had declared his vote against the new government, but President Thaçi and leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) Ramush Haradinaj paid a visit to his home after midnight on the day the vote was scheduled, and Shala changed his mind.

“Last night, however, after President and former Prime Minister Haradinaj visited my family, I changed my mind. My vote will be for the Hoti government for the sake of these two persons [Hashim Thaçi and Ramush Haradinaj],” he stated in parliament before the vote.

Haxhi Shala was elected MP for the NISMA party but after he met with the two leaders and his vote in parliament, he quit his old party and entered Haradinaj’s AAK.

The foreign minister from AAK proposed Flakron Shala’s name to the president on September 28, according to documents published by Koha, and the president decreed him as Consul General on October 20. The information was not made public until Koha revealed it on Tuesday.