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Kosovo Police is investigating a suspected criminal network inside the Ministry of Infrastructure, on the issue of driving licenses. The country’s lobbying strategy for achieving the 100+ recognitions of Kosovo’s independence isn’t showing the expected results.
A criminal network operating within the Ministry of Infrastructure was discovered by the police. Allegedly thousands of driving licenses were issued to drivers, whom never passed any tests, by an organized group inside the ministry, who charged up to 500 euro for the permit. The Special Prosecution team has received the file, and is about to press charges on a number of government official about this case.
Kosovo’s opposition lawmakers and members of the Civil Society, consider that the government’s lobbying strategy to get more recognitions, has failed, as it didn’t produce the wished results to achieve the 100+ recognitions, as it was said. But the Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers that the strategy has produced satisfactory results.
A trade union which was supposed to protect the workers, has become an obstacle to over 700 workers of the former Ramiz Sadiku enterprise, to gain their 20% from the privatization of the company. Kosovo’s Supreme Court Special Chamber, found that these employees have been sacked from work in the 90’s and that they are eligible to receive the 20% compensation as workers. But their trade union, is objecting the decision.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
An overcrowded market and lack of legal safeguards leaves the media in Kosovo vulnerable to a variety of political pressures.