EU expects concrete results against corruption

EU expects concrete results against corruption

Pristina, December 12, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

EU office in Pristina has demanded from the new government of Kosovo to put in place the necessary mechanisms in order to fight corruption and organized crime.

Head of the Political Economic and Integration Department at the EU Office in Kosovo, Thomas Gnocchi, says that concrete results are expected from the government of Kosovo in the fight against corruption and organized crime.

According to him, these phenomena are critical issues and a matter of political will.

“This is what is expected of the new government. We have the declaration of the new prime minister, Isa Mustafa, but these must turn into facts. It’s a matter of coordination. We have a new interior minister and a new justice minister and they must collaborate in the right way. This is a crucial issue. Conclusively, this is a matter of political will, because these phenomena cannot be fought if there’s no political will to do this”, Gnocchi declared.

But he has refused to comment corruption allegations involving EULEX in Kosovo, for which media has reported earlier.

Gnocchi said that the results of the inquiries must be waited, which according to him, will shed light upon what has happened.

He said that no conclusions can be drawn without a full inquiry. /ibna/