Vetevendosje and LDK discuss creation of National Bureau of Investigations

Vetevendosje and LDK discuss creation of National Bureau of Investigations

The working groups of the Vetevendosje and Democratic league of Kosovo (LDK) held on Thursday the fourth meeting as part of negotiations to form a new coalition Government after country’s 6 October snap elections.

Following the meeting hosted by Vetevendosje, LDK member Arben Gashi, addressing the media said that they have discussed issues related to the rule of law. “We discussed on the rule of law, related to courts and prosecution offices, we also addressed the vetting process, decriminalisation, and the prospects of creating a special office which most likely would be called the National Bureau of Investigations, but we have yet to decide on this issue”, Gashi said. According to Gashi at the Vetevendosje’s proposal they also discussed issues that have to do with war crimes, the functionalisation of the institute on war crimes, adding that on all issues the LDK and Vetevendosje have reached an accord. Gashi said the next meeting will be held on Monday, 4 November to discuss on culture.

He also addressed the issue of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office established by Kosovo parliament to investigate and try alleged war crimes of the Kosovo Liberation Army. Gashi said that the Specialist Chambers function in compliance with the Kosovo laws but with international judges and prosecutors. “This was a decision of the Kosovo institutions and we think these Chambers should exist and carry out their duties”, Gashi stated./ibna