Kosovo: The Director of Civil Aviation has been fired

Kosovo: The Director of Civil Aviation has been fired

The caretaker government has fired the general director of the Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority, Eset Berisha.

A statement issued by the government late Tuesday night after the teleconference of the Cabinet states that Berisha was fired due to violations in his official work.

According to the government announcement, Berisha drafted and signed an internal regulation of the Civil Aviation Authority in violation of the law, for demotion of administrative staff without evaluating their performance, and with his decision put Kosovo at risk of being sent to the International Court of Arbitrage.

According to the government, the appointment of Eset Berisha as general director of the Civil Aviation Authority was made in violation of the law. The government has appointed Arian Islami as deputy director of the Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority. Berisha was fired following a proposal by incumbent Prime Minister Albin Kurti, following the justification presented by the prime minister’s office.

Berisha was a political advisor to former Infrastructure Minister Pal Lekaj, and was one of the signatories to the agreement to restore direct flights between Pristina and Belgrade, which was reached in January 2020 in Berlin, with the mediation of the US President’s envoy on dialogue with Serbia, Richard Grenell; an agreement that was welcomed by US President Donald Trump./ibna