Economy at the focus of the election campaign in Kosovo

Economy at the focus of the election campaign in Kosovo

In contrast to previous years, the election campaign for the June 11 elections is a calm one without accusations between representatives of political parties.

So far, political parties have focused on the economic part of their political manifestos, IBNA correspondent reports.

The leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli has visited this week a large number of companies and the Kosovo Innovation Center.

He has declared that he will help and support innovative ideas which help manufacturing and industry.

Veseli has also unveiled his plan to establish the fund for agricultural products, which will contribute for the protection and growth of domestic production and the creation of new jobs.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister nominee of the Democratic League of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti said that he will continue to help small and medium sized enterprises by lowering taxes.

Hoti has pledged that with the continuation of fiscal and legal reforms, which will enable a good business climate.

On the other hand, representatives of Self Determination have unveiled their priorities for Kosovo’s economic development.

Albin Kurti, Prime Minister nominee of this party, has stressed that he will establish the Sovereign Fund of the Republic of Kosovo, the Development Agency and the Development Bank.

According to Kurti, these projects will help businesses to have access to financing, low interest rates and the possibility of expanding their production capacities.

Experts of economic developments in Kosovo told IBNA that political parties have been focused on the economy, because more than half of the population is unemployed and hopeless.

Analyst Shkelzen Dakaj says that political parties have targeted poor people.

“This is a strategy on its own when we know that 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty. However, this time, people will be responsible and punish politicians who do not have a real reform”, Dakaj says. /