Prishtina, 23 February 2017 – Minister of the European Integration, Ms. Mimoza Ahmetaj, presented before the Parliamentary Committee for Stabilization and Association (PCSA) and the Stabilization and the Association Council (SAC), the progress achieved concerning visa liberalization and the implementation of the European Reform Agenda.
In regards to the visa liberalization process, the European Commission confirmed the substantial progress achieved in the context of fulfilling the criteria for combating corruption and in this regard the Minister Ahmetaj stated that: “A special team for the fight against corruption has identified 34 cases and filed 26 indictments. In the same time, we are in the process of the recruitment of 61 judges and capacity building within the Special Prosecution.”
European Reform Agenda was launched on November 2016, this Agenda is comprised of 22 key priorities to be met within 2017 in the fields such as: Good Governance and Rule of Law, Competitiveness growth, Employment and Education.
Minister Ahmetaj notified participants that main elements for which is needed broad political consensus in the framework of the European Reform Agenda are as follows: Adaption of the Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest, Approval of legislation for suspension or termination of public officials against whom the indictment is filed or are convicted for corruption offences, Publication and Audit of Political Parties finances, the Amendment of the Law on Financing political parties and merit- based appointments on the Boards of the Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Independent Institutions.
“;;Progress in the implementation of the European Reform Agenda will be directly related with the further advancement of Kosovo in its integration process.” stated Minister Ahmetaj
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