Koha Ditore carries an opinion piece by PDK leader Hashim Thaçi who claims that with its current coalition Government status, Kosovo is in serious danger. According to Thaçi, a right solution for Kosovo’s political status cannot be reached with the weakest and most corrupt government in the region. ‘This type of Government not only misuses the will of citizens, but has also installed fear among international friends who support independence,’ Thaçi added.
On the issue of security, the PDK leader makes the following proposals -- to build as soon as possible a joint local and international committee that would identify the key problems of security in Kosovo; to create the Ministry of Order and the Ministry of Justice that would not be controlled by political entities and would be in the service of all Kosovo citizens; intensive work on making official the Kosovo Intelligence Service, which should be apolitical, professional, multiethnic and according to Western standards; effective management of Kosovo Consolidated Budget funds for the return of refugees The PDK leader also proposed to draft a project in cooperation with local authorities in Mitrovica for the return of IDPs from both parts of the town, for the reconstruction of damaged houses and especially for opening Mitrovica Hospital, faculties and high schools for all citizens; to use government funds to build a neighbourhood for Romas in a proper part of the town and not continue to endanger them on the banks of the River Ibër; to launch reforms in local government that would correspond with the requirements for decentralisation according to European standards; and civic principles.
Thaçi also criticised current Government officials for involvement in misuse of the budget. ‘Such a situation is intolerable. We must all put an end to this situation, so we can build a democratic state, with functioning institutions, with the rule of law and with civic democracy,’ Thaçi concluded.