Today we have been made aware of the decision taken by the Kosovo Business Registration Agency (ARBK) which seemingly rescinds the license of MTS doo with immediate effect.
The aforementioned decision is factually and legally unfounded and contrary to European principles, standards and international law and represents a clear violation of the rule of law and violates the confirmed agreements between Serbia, Pristina and the EU.
This move is based on a completely absurd explanation that claims that a member of the company’s management has a passport issued by the Republic of Serbia, although in all official documents all members of our management use documents of temporary institutions in accordance with the Brussels Agreement. The question arises, what is the logic of shutting down a company because one of the management members, according to unfounded criteria, has alleged deficiencies in his personal documents?
MTS doo was founded in strict compliance with the Brussels Agreement on Telecommunications (September 8, 2013) and represents a company that is completely owned by Telekom Srbija for almost a decade.
Contrary to claims by various media outlets about a potential shutdown of MTS, we underline that the final decision remains unenforceable. We are permitted a 30-day window to present an appeal to the ARBK, which we intend to do.
We want to reassure all stakeholders and international community that Telekom Srbija maintains full compliance with local laws and we will continue to defend all the interests of every citizen of Kosovo and Metohija that are using our services and more than 250 employees.