Pristina, 30 August 2018 – American Ambassador in Kosovo Greg Delawie has held a lecture before young jurists, including the staff of monitoring practitioners of the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI).
Ambassador Delawie, at the end of his mandate as ambassador of the friend state of Kosovo, stated that according to research in the archives in Washington, Kosovo has never had more than 15,000 fighters of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). “I expect further investigations and actions to eliminate the huge gap between the number of pensions and the number of fighters identified after the war. We have researched the archives in Washington and Kosovo has never claimed that has had more than 15,000 KLA fighters”, stated Delawie.
“It is heady how the number of beneficiaries, 20 years after the conflict, is increasing and not reducing. In short, account is not running. ”
Delawie called on Kosovo politicians to give up on the influence in justice, especially when corruption investigations are conducted.
“Kosovo needs courageous leaders because Kosovo will be judged: by its own citizens, by European governments and others, like me, that they are looking – not because that a scandal of high-level corruption exist, but about the way how will treat the problems that this case has revealed them”, he highlighted.
Ambassador repeated that Kosovo should be committed to the strengthening as fast as possible of the rule of law.