"Why should we pay for electricity of four northern municipalities?"

The Prishtina-based Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) in several reactions has opposed the increase of energy tariffs saying the people will not be able to afford the tariffs and that there is a discriminatory approach whereby the four Serb-majority municipalities in the north of Kosovo do not pay for electricity. 

The Council said these developments will result in social dissatisfaction and protests which will then lead to lower foreign investments due to political and economic instability.

“There is a purely political war going on between the government and the opposition due to the lack of their readiness to find a solution that will be in the interest of the people. The government is supporting the Energy Regulatory Office and the demand for increased energy tariffs, whereas the opposition is slamming the government for paying the electricity bills of the four northern municipalities, although all previous governments have done the same,” the CDHRF said in a statement.