Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, in her speech at launching the Anti-Corruption Week said Kosovo has adopted several laws tackling corruption but this should be followed by their robust implementation.
Apostolova said that fight against corruption has always been and remains priority to the European Union. She said that corruption undermines the trust that the citizens of Kosovo have towards their own institutions. She also said that strengthening transparency and accountability is a major focus of the EU's support. “We encourage Kosovo to take reforms forward,” she said adding that fighting corruption helps Kosovo, new jobs will be created, living conditions will improve and so will the overall image of the country. “Today, we are launching the Anti-Corruption Week in Kosovo and we must be aware that fighting corruption is something that needs engagement of all of us every day of every year. Only our joint, concerted and persistent action will lead to better future for all in Kosovo,” Apostolova said.