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Few Kosovo Corruption Verdicts Lead to Jail Terms – BIRN

By   /  27/06/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Only a small proportion of those found guilty of corruption in Kosovo end up in prison, the 12th court monitoring report produced by BIRN and Internews Kosova finds. Few corruption-related court cases in Kosovo end with a prison sentence, BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova’s annual court monitoring report for 2017, presented on Tuesday, said. Since […]

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Revealing Corruption Remains Challenge for Balkan Media (Balkan Insight)

By   /  25/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Reporters on corruption and organised crime in the Balkans are subject to a range of different pressures and challenges – as our comparison of reporting on such cases in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia shows. Organised crime and corruption are among the key challenges facing the societies of the Western Balkans, with corruption in particular being […]

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Lumezi: Fight against corruption not going well (Kallxo)

By   /  26/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s chief prosecutor, Aleksander Lumezi, said that he was not pleased with results in the fight against corruption. Speaking at the meeting of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, Lumezi said measures need to be taken to improve the track record of corruption fight. “We do not have satisfactory results in the fight against corruption,” he said.

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O’Connell: High-level corruption, Kosovo’s main challenge (Klan Kosova)

By   /  21/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

British Ambassador, Ruairi O’Connell said Kosovo’s main challenge is fighting corruption, especially at the high level. “Corruption destroys the country, prevents economic development,” said O’Connell at a presentation of a Kosovo Law Institute report. He also said Kosovo has not achieved a positive track record of fighting corruption. “There is no high-level conviction. This leads […]

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Lack of functioning judicial system main reason for corruption (Kontakt plus radio)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The lack of a functioning judicial system is the main reason for corruption in the north, along with the non-existence of a law protecting whistle-blowers, so there is neither physical nor legal protection of those who would warn on corruption, concluded participants at the discussion organized in EU Info Centre in Mitrovica North, Kontakt plus […]

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The fight against corruption is a priority, but only in Albanian language (Kossev); US Embassy: Our omission, we will provide translation (RTK2)

By   /  05/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Yesterday began the celebration of the Anti-Corruption Week in Kosovo by the press conference of the ambassadors of the Quintus countries. Journalists of the Serbian media who followed this event were left without the translation, reports Kossev. In Kosovo, for the second year in a row, a week dedicated to the fight against corruption is […]

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Ambassadors urge Kosovo institutions to fight corruption (RTK)

By   /  04/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

International officials in Kosovo called on the local institutions to step up fight against corruption and empower the rule of law. In an event organised to mark the Anti-Corruption Week, head of the EU Office in Kosovo and Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova, said fight of corruption is a step that needs to be undertaken as […]

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FOL: Kosovo courts improved performance on trying corruption cases (Kosovapress)

By   /  03/10/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo-based non-governmental organization FOL, presented today statistics regarding court’s performance on addressing corruption cases covering the period between January and June 2017. Jeton Zylfaj, programme manager at FOL, said this period marked an increase of court performance by 120% but that there is still a backlog of cases which the court need to address. He […]

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Prevention of Police Corruption in Kosovo (Sbunker blog, Pointpulse)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

This article on police corruption was originally published in Sbunker, a Kosovo-based current affairs blog dealing with politics, society, culture and economics. By Plator Avdiu (KCSS) The risk of corruption is challenging the Kosovo Police, diluting the functioning of its internal control mechanisms to fight corruption. Allegations of corruption of traffic police and the accusations […]

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UNMIK Headlines 29 March

By   /  29/03/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Yee visits Kosovo (Koha Ditore/Telegrafi)
Vucic refuses Kosovo’s conditions, annuls visit in the north (Epoka e Re)
Luxembourg supports visa-free travel for Kosovo (Zeri)
Hoxhaj: Joint regional market, Serbia’s idea to dominate Balkans (Lajmi)
Tahiri: Kosovo Assembly resolution suspended talks with Serbia (Zeri)
O’Connell: There is lack of fighting corruption in Kosovo (Epoka e Re)

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Headlines 26 January

By   /  26/01/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Thaci: Dialogue with Serbia has entered the final stage (dailies)
Mustafa: The next meeting in Brussels, in February (RTK)
Serbia considers Kosovo to be its own (Kosova Sot)
NATO calls for restraint and dialogue (Koha Ditore)
TI ranks Kosovo as the most corrupt in the region (Koha Ditore)
Mustafa: Kosovo will become example of war against corruption (Kosova Sot)
Gecaj: Wall demolition not related to Association (Zëri)

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Headlines 20 January

By   /  20/01/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

EU on a mission to save Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Koha Ditore)
Merkel requests meeting between Kosovo and Serbia (Gazeta Metro)
Dikovic: KFOR guarantees security in Kosovo (Koha)
Vucic rejects parallels between Kosovo and Crimea (Klan Kosova)
Apostolova: Corruption remains a serious concern (Epoka e Re)
Opening of the Iber River bridge planned for tomorrow, postopned (Lajmi)
Kurti tells why teargas is not being used at the Assembly (Gazeta Metro)
Seven convicted for terrorist activity (Zëri)

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