Telekom Srbija CEO Vladimir Lucic has said that the telco’s Kosovo subsidiary MTS will continue to operate despite the termination of its licence.
Speaking to the news agency Tanjug and quoted by N1, he added: “We are one of the few companies that works in all six countries of the former Yugoslavia and we have no problems anywhere, so I think that what is happening is more a matter of political pressure, which, when reduced to the legal framework, we will be able to resist”.
Lucic went on to say that MTS was established on the basis of the Brussels Agreement, which had been violated by the cancellation papers it had now received.
According to N1, two institutions looked into MTS’s status in Kosovo. They were the Directorate for the Protection of Competition, which at the end of November 2022 initiated proceedings against MTS investigating the purchases of other operators in that market, and the Kosovo Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade, which checked all registered companies on the territory of Kosovo.
Broadband TV News notes that the Brussels Agreement was signed in 2013 with the aim of normalising relations between Serbia and Kosovo.