Public enterprise Kosovo Telecom has spent millions of euros on advertising and sponsorship in recent years, with much of the money going to obscure media companies with explicit links to the Haradinaj government.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cancelled the employment of 14 consuls, while the Ministry of Justice suspended a controversial process to employ public notaries.
Following a meeting on Wednesday morning, the Kosovo Government has issued a reversal of the decision to increase the salaries of top level government officials made in December 2017 that doubled the monthly wage of former PM Ramush Haradinaj.
Ministries’ spending on marketing through online media skyrocketed under the Haradinaj government. Many contracts were signed in violation of the Law on Public Procurement, with obscure and now defunct media often benefitting from large sums.
With 66 votes in favour, zero against and ten abstentions, a new coalition government led by Vetevendosje head Albin Kurti was voted in by the Kosovo Assembly at a session on Monday.