The Quint calls on Kosovo to implement decision on Decani Monastery

The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States in Prishtina issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling on Kosovo authorities to implement decisions related to the land of the Decani Monastery.

The Heads of Mission of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States remain concerned that despite repeated urging from the international community and its own judiciary, Kosovan institutions have still not fully implemented the lawful registration of the Decani Monastery’s land, in line with the 2016 Constitutional Court decision.
 
The non-implementation of this court decision and others undermines the government’s commitment to enforcing the rule of law and its respect for an independent judiciary. Implementing these decisions are fundamental democratic responsibilities necessary for Kosovo’s democratic consolidation and future Euro-Atlantic integration.
 
Once again, we encourage the Government of Kosovo to put political disagreements aside, embrace its democratic responsibilities, and fully implement all Court decisions.