Economic crisis is causing insecurities, says Kosovo’s president

Economic crisis is causing insecurities, says Kosovo’s president

Pristina, December 15, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga declared today that the insufficient rate of economic growth, unemployment and lack of governing efficiency, are leading to an environment which stimulates insecurity and increases the impact of criminal and extremist groups.

“As a result, the number of young people who are involved in criminal acts or who fall of victim of recruitment for “holly wars” abroad is worrying. What’s more worrying is the phenomenon of illegal migration, which seems to have increased in the recent weeks”, declared the president of Kosovo on the 15th anniversary of the foundation of the Central Bank of Kosovo.

According to her, a free and democratic society, based on free economy, cannot exist without the law.

“Thus, the burden of responsibility falls on those political and economic institutions which must do their job and create mechanisms that support the economy, but above all, they must ensure the application of the law and the creation of the prerequisites for overall economic development”, said the president, adding that politics must facilitate development and not prevent it.

Jahjaga further added that irresponsible actions that cause unnecessary political crisis must be avoided, because they damage the legitimacy of institutions, economic perspective and the future of the citizens.

“Such political crises, accompanied by the effects of the economic crisis, may soon turn into a crisis of trust, which has as many consequences. Inefficient governing portrayed through deficits in the rule of law and the lack of vision for economic development, is a factor which has an impact in the trust that citizens have in the institutions of the country. The insufficient rate of economic growth, unemployment and lack of governing efficiency, are leading to an environment which stimulates insecurity and increases the impact of criminal and extremist groups”, Jahjaga said. /ibna/