EU Urges the Balkans To Fight Corruption

07 November 2008 Pristina – The European Union asked the countries of the Balkans to fight corruption and organised crime if they want to be part of the EU.

“Progress has been made throughout the region. Yet, special attention should be given to the war against corruption and organised crime,” said the Vice-President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, Jacques Barrot.

The appeal was made to Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Montenegro at the summit of ministers in Zagreb, Croatia.

Kosovo was represented by the Minister of Justice, Nekibe Kelmendi, and Minister of the Interior Zenun Pajaziti.

The latest report published by the European Commission on Kosovo points out the necessity to fight against corruption and organised crime.

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