British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, said international community will not assent Kosovo’s failure to fight organized crime and corruption, and urged authorities to do more in fighting serious crimes in order not to lose international support.
British Ambassador to Pristina Ruairi O’Connell attending Monday the roundtable discussion “Impunity and corruption, danger for society and state / Solution: Integrity, transparency, accountability?” said international community has invested a lot of efforts in Kosovo and cannot accept failures. He said that Kosovo judges and prosecutors should be held to account of failing to fight corruption, adding that justification such as no courage to deal with serious crimes and capture of the state are unacceptable.
Ehat Miftaraj, from the Kosovo Law Institute, KLI an NGO monitoring the work of judiciary in Kosovo, said the corruption in Kosovo is widespread. Member of Parliament of the opposition party Vetevendosje, Albulena Haxhiu, who attended the debate, said that every country faces corruption adding that the only difference with Kosovo is that serious countries investigate and fight corruption.
Kosovo Minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri, said during the debate that there is political willingness to fight corruption adding that the Ministry of Justice has introduced a reform to improve fight against organized crime and corruption.