Slovenian businesses attacked in Pristina

Slovenian businesses attacked in Pristina

Pristina, 19 June 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Two Slovenian businesses in Kosovo, NLB Bank and IPKO, have been reported to have been attacked today by a group of people, a day after Slovenian authorities arrested the leader of AKK, Ramush Haradinaj, based on a Serb arrest warrant.

Police spokesman for Pristina, Agron Borovci, said that a NLB Bank branch has been attacked with fireworks, while saying that there has not been any attack against the other business, which is a mobile phone company in Kosovo.

Meanwhile, government of Kosovo has come out with a statement saying that it condemns the latest vandal acts against Slovenian businesses in Kosovo.

“Government of Kosovo invites all citizens to show maturity and contain themselves from every violent act. They must rest assured that Mr. Haradinaj’s case will be handled on a high state level and a solution is soon expected to come”, reads the government’s statement.

The government has also invited law and order authorities to address the latest acts manifested against Slovenian businesses.

Ramush Haradinaj’s party, AAK, has also reacted by inviting citizens to preserve their composure.

Meanwhile, analyst and expert of economic affairs, Lumir Abdixhiku told IBNA that the attacks against Slovenian businesses are a bad signal for foreign investors.

“Businesses that work in Kosovo create jobs and they pay taxes in Kosovo. Each primitive attack against them is equal with the attacks against businesses in Kosovo. What’s happening now is a bad signal for foreign investors”, he declared. /ibna/