“There’s no political will to fight corruption in Kosovo”

“There’s no political will to fight corruption in Kosovo”

Pristina, March 16, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Efficiency in the fight against corruption in Kosovo is low, while corruption cases investigated by the Prosecution do not involve senior officials. This was said today in a news conference by “Speak” movement.

Fidan Kalaja, representative of this movement, said that in Kosovo, there’s no political will to fight corruption and that there’s a lack of human capacities to work.

“We have a lack of human capacities in fighting corruption. If we ask the prosecution why corruption in public procurement is not fought, then the prosecution responds that there’s no prosecutors who recognize the public procurement law”, he said.

Kalaja said that there have been very few cases of corruption solved by the prosecution.

“During this period, courts have been receiving 982 cases. Out of them, there have been 126 cases of bribery and only 36 of them have been solved”, Kalaja said.

Fidan Kalaja said that corruption figures show that Police of Kosovo, Prosecution and courts have handled around 3526 corruption cases during 2014. /ibna/