“Kosovars left the country because they lost faith on institutions”

“Kosovars left the country because they lost faith on institutions”

Pristina, 19 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Deputy minister of Integration, Ramadan Ilazi said today that the loss of faith in the institutions of Kosovo was one of the main causes for the massive fleeing of Kosovars to European countries at the end of last year and at the beginning of this year.

Ilazi declared this during a conference organized by the Kosovo Center for Security Studies, which discussed the causes and the effects of migration in the process of European integration for Kosovo.

Around 48 thousand citizens of Kosovo migrated to EU countries in the first three months of 2015. Statistics show that this figure is higher than those concerning countries in crisis such as Syria and Afghanistan.

Plator Avdiu from the Center for Security Studies, said that the lack of cooperation between police of Kosovo and police of Serbia facilitated illegal crossing of the border by migrants.

According to this center, so far, Kosovo has signed 22 agreements of repatriation with Eu countries. /ibna/