A BIRN investigation at the Muriqan-Sokobin border, used by Kosovars to travel between Prishtina and Ulqin, has discovered widespread bribery and misconduct of border officials in Montenegro, with Kosovo bus drivers expected to pay 30 euros to police for a roundtrip.
Despite the PDK prime ministerial candidate’s vocal opposition to corruption throughout his election campaign, Kadri Veseli welcomed Sadik Halitjaha, one of 12 individuals indicted in the investigation into the false war veterans registration scandal, as a member of PDK on Monday.
PDK leader Kadri Veseli’s initiative to remove all members indicted for corruption appears to have been ignored by the majority of his party, BIRN reports, as indicted politicians sat front row at PDK’s pre-electoral meeting on Monday.
As news of PDK’s dismissal of party officials holding corruption indictments unfolds, so do fresh appointments of board members with links to PDK to Kosovo’s public enterprises. Valmir Ismaili asks, does this revived push for anti-corruption smell like diversion tactics, or more like early elections?