The United States sanctions Kosovo corrupt officials

Gazeta Express
16 Maj 2019 21:56

The US Embassy in Pristina issued Thursday a press release announcing that Kosovo individuals involved in major corruption cases are not issued visas that would allow them to travel to the United States for business or tourism. The US Embassy says that Kosovo citizens deserve a justice system that holds individuals accountable for their corrupt actions.

“It is the practice of consular officers to review the facts of every visa application, including any derogatory information associated with the applicant, and determine visa eligibility based on U.S. laws.  We continuously weigh allegations and evidence of corruption and organized crime in visa determinations, as appropriate, to limit those who contribute to these problems from obtaining visas to travel to the United States,” it is stated in the press release. “We will continue to express publicly our concern that no one is being held accountable, including Kosovo officials, for the clear corruption and organized crime present in the Pronto, Italian visa, Dubrava prison escape, Land, and Apex cases, as well as other similar cases,” the US Embassy announced referring to the most prominent cases in Kosovo involving senior state officials, including current and former ministers, MPs, members of ruling coalition parties and businesspeople. /GazetaExpress/

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