Europe

Kosovo creates expert panel to measure its territory

Kosovo's government has created a commission of experts to measure the country's territory to prove that they have not lost land in a deal with neighboring Montenegro.

The opposition has contested the Aug. 2015 border demarcation agreement with Montenegro saying Kosovo is ceding territory, an excuse it has exploited to disrupt parliamentary work with tear gas canisters, whistles blowing and water bottles. Street rallies by opposition supporters have also routinely turned into violent clashes with police.

The Cabinet on Wednesday said experts would come from different public institutions, opposition parties and also the United States, European Union and NATO.

The European Union has set the approval of that deal as a precondition for Kosovo if it wants to enjoy visa-free travel with Europe's Schengen member countries.