Vetevendosje officials said in a press conference today that there is no serious commitment on the part of Kosovo institutions to fight corruption. Political interference, particularly from the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), was cited by Vetevendosje as being responsible for the “suffocation” of the justice system in Kosovo.
MP Albulena Haxhiu said corruption is preventing economic development and while the unemployment and extreme poverty is on the increase, there are a group of people that hold two or more jobs at the justice sector. Haxhiu said one such example is that of the Kosovo chief prosecutor who is also chairperson to the Justice Academy steering council, member of the Prosecutorial Council at the jurisprudence commission. “He controls who will be the future prosecutors. One cannot expect these people to fight corruption,” Haxhiu said.