PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF THE MEETING OF MINISTER DALIBOR JEVTIC AND THE NEW KFOR COMMANDER
Pristina, December 9, 2020
Minister for Communities and Returns Dalibor Jevtic met today with the new KFOR Commander, Major General Frank Federici, and on that occasion talked with him about the general security situation in Kosovo, with special reference to the incidents that took place in returnee areas.
During the meeting, Jevtic and Federici emphasized that the precondition for the progress of every society, including Kosovo, is the peaceful life of all communities. "That is what we are constantly advocating for and we should work on that every day," said Minister Jevtic.
During the meeting, they also discussed the political situation in Kosovo, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to respect all recommended measures in order to stabilize the situation.
Thanking for the warm welcome, Major General Franco Federici said to Minister Jevtic that KFOR is always there to help if there is a need for that.
By the way, this is the first meeting between Minister Dalibor Jevtic and Major General Franko Federici, since his inauguration as KFOR commander.
Press release on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day
Pristina, December 9, 2020
"Corruption is the main obstacle on the path of any development and establishment of orderly and efficient institutions, and for that the support of the citizens themselves is necessary because the fight against corruption is the obligation of all," said Minister of Communities and Returns Dalibor Jevtic. , International Anti - Corruption Day.
Minister Jevtić pointed out that an effective fight against corruption and its complete eradication is possible only if those who report corruption enjoy full protection and security, and that is why the institution he manages has taken concrete steps in that regard.
Namely, a special telephone line for reporting corruption has been successfully installed in the Ministry of Communities and Returns. By calling 0800 01 800, all citizens, every working day from 8:00 to 16:00, can report corruption in connection with the work of the Ministry of Communities and Returns completely free of charge and anonymously.
Every report of corruption by calling 0800 01 800 is automatically recorded, and the Kosovo Police and the competent judicial authorities and the Prosecutor's Office will, in accordance with the law, take investigative and procedural actions based on the reports. In the case of malicious, false and unfounded reports, persons may bear the consequences in accordance with the law.
Minister Jevtić, on whose initiative the telephone line for reporting corruption was installed, pointed out that this idea is in line with the comprehensive policy of the Ministry of Communities and the beginning to establish an organized system for efficient reporting and fight against corruption.
"Active participation of the media and civil society organizations is necessary in the fight against corruption, and our primary goal must be a society without corruption, because only such trust between citizens and institutions will in no way be questionable," Jevtic concluded.
The Ministry of Communities and Returns has installed a hotline for reporting corruption in cooperation with the Electronic and Postal Communications Regulatory Authority and Telecom of Kosovo.