Corruption is ruining Kosovo’s credibility, says US ambassador

Corruption is ruining Kosovo’s credibility, says US ambassador

Pristina, November 18, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Consolidation of the rule of law and an efficient system which citizens can have faith in, is very important for Kosovo and its integration in the European Union.

This was declared today by the US ambassador to Pristina, Tracey Ann Jacobson, in a roundtable in the framework of the campaign “Justice and the Citizens”.

Ambassador Jacobson said that transparency and accountability in the justice system are very important.

“Relations between the citizens and justice institutions are important not only for the credibility of the justice system in Kosovo, but also about the credibility of Kosovo in the world. There’s still a lot of work to do”, said Jacobson.

Jacobson said that justice institutions in Kosovo have an obligation to be held accountable, to work without pressure and be unbiased.

“Justice and the Citizens” campaign aim at raising the awareness of the citizens of Kosovo in terms of the rights and obligations in the justice system. /ibna/