A technical level EU delegation has arrived yesterday in Kosovo to collect evidence as to how much authorities have done to fight organized crime and corruption.
This delegation, led by Simon Mordue, general deputy director at the General Directorate for Migration, Interior Affairs and Citizenship, had a meeting on Thursday with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj and the minister for European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister’s cabinet announced that Haradinaj presented the achievements of the government in the area of the rule of law.
“Kosovo has no dilemmas about its Euro-Atlantic orientation. The European Union must give us the green light to become part of the family that we belong to. In the meeting with the representatives of the European Union, I expressed the country’s commitment in delivering the remaining criterion in order for citizens of Kosovo to be able to move freely and have the same rights that democratic countries have. Kosovo is ready for the liberalization of the visa regime”, said the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj.
The minister of European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha declared that the institutions of Kosovo have delivered all the conditions needed for the process of the liberalization of visas.
“In the meeting with the EU delegation, I made a presentation about the achievements in the rule of law and the criteria that we had to deliver for the liberalization of visas. I stressed that institutions for the rule of law continue to fight organized crime and corruption. What matters the most is the fact that we have delivered all the required criteria”, minister Hoxha said.
On the other hand, Kosovo’s Special Prosecution has announced that so far, the number of corruption cases under investigation is 43. /ibna/