Kosovo’s failure in the fight against corruption

Kosovo’s failure in the fight against corruption

Pristina, 18 August 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Authorities in Kosovo are not showing efficiency in the fight against corruption.

This is the assessment of the report dubbed “How to fight corruption”, published by the Kosovo Institute for Justice, which says that from 2013 until 2015, the number of unsolved cases of corruption grew from 515 to 589 cases.

Executive director of this institute, Betim Musliu, declared that Kosovo is fighting in the fight against this phenomenon.

“Fight against corruption continues to remain an absolute priority on paper for all institutions and law enforcement agencies in Kosovo. But in practice, all indicators show that fight of corruption continues to remain on paper, especially the fight against corruption on high levels”, Musliu said.

According to him, law enforcement institutions in Kosovo continue to face pressure in order to show that they’re working, but at the end, investigations produce very little result.

“In spite of the fact that in Kosovo there are many strategies and action plans which should indicate efficiency in the fight against corruption, this hasn’t happened in practice. What we’re seeing today is pressure against the justice system to show results and on the other hand, we see big cases which at the end fail. The justice system has lost its path”, Musliu says.

Musliu also says that justice system in the country acts in a selective way in particular cases. /ibna/