The Commission for Legislation in the Kosovo parliament said it will proceed with amendments on transforming the current lightly armed security forces into a regular army, recommending that parliament ratify them.
Kosovo opposition parties announced a protest in Pristina on Saturday against what they call the "hijacking of the government" by the ruling parties, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).
They called on all "unsatisfied citizens, farmers, students and all of those who are unemployed" to join them.
As Kosovo's parliament debated the Mustafa government's four-year plan on Thursday and Friday, opposition MPs criticised the Prime Minister for putting together an "unclear and complicated" programme which had achieved little so far.
Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa announced on Tuesday that the Minister of Communities and Returns Aleksandar Jablanovic, whose resignation was demanded by protesters, has been dismissed.
Jablanovic, who is a Serb Kosovar, infuriated Kosovo's Albanians by calling a group of protesters against Serbian pilgrims on the eve of Orthodox Christmas "savages", the Balkan Insight reports.
Protesters in Pristina rally over Trepca, Serb minister
PRISTINA -- Protesters in Pristina have demanded the removal of Aleksandar Jablanovic from the Kosovo government, and a law that would turn Trepca into a public enterprise.
The rally was organized by opposition parties and civic organizations and held on Saturday.