Petkovic: Historically unprecedented disgrace for PACE

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Petar Petkovic said on Wednesday a decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to back Pristina's CoE membership application was a "historically unprecedented disgrace" for the PACE.

"Through acceptance of the possibility of CoE admission for something that is not a state, but a separatist regime that, through daily violence against the Serbs, itself personifies everything the civilised world should be fighting against, absurdity has become a reality," Petkovic wrote in a post on the social media network X.

He noted that, at a May 16 session, the CoE Council of Ministers would not be deciding only about membership for the self-declared "Kosovo," but also about the sense of the CoE's existence.

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