A joint Kosovo-Albanian police operation against suspected bribe-taking at border crossing points resulted in dozens more detentions on Friday morning.
In a mass raid, authorities arrested 50 border police and customs officials on Monday, suspected of taking bribes, after a ten-month investigation codenamed 'Pika' ['The Point'].
Diplomats praise Kosovo, as international watchdog’s rankings on fight against corruption show the country jumped 17 places from last year to 87th place.
A company owned by a Kosovo Serb blacklisted by the US for alleged corruption has been winning government tenders in Kosovo’s Serb-dominated north and then subcontracting construction work to ethnic Albanian-owned firms.
Ten people, including the ex-mayor of the Shterpce/Strpce municipality, have been arrested in an operation against corruption connected to the alleged illegal construction of villas at a tourism site in Brezovica.