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Kurti doesn’t preserve his phrase for Veterans – the lists weren’t cleared, there isn’t a new legislation, till he excluded them from the minimal wage

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, left the veterans of Kosovo with solely 170 euros per thirty days, promising them that this may solely be a transitory section, till the lists had been cleaned of forgers and thus the brand new legislation was put into drive and elevated revenue for them, a minimum of on the minimal wage degree.

Kurti’s mandate ends in a number of months and there’s no motion within the route of cleansing the lists, till the brand new legislation on the Minimal Wage, or as it’s formally identified, “The draft legislation on the modification and completion of the legal guidelines that decide the quantity of the profit on the top of the minimal wage “, has remained within the Constitutional Courtroom, because the opposition suspects that it’s unconstitutional.

However, the Veterans of the Kosovo Liberation Military are usually not included within the new Legislation on the minimal wage, which was despatched to the Constitutional Courtroom by the opposition – whereas the federal government, though it had promised that he’ll draw up a particular legislation for veterans, this has not occurred but, till this Authorities led by Albin Kurti – his mandate expires subsequent 12 months.

Aziz Bici, Prime Minister Kurti’s political advisor and director of the Workplace for Problems with Classes Left Out of the KLA Conflict, nor the Authorities’s media workplace have responded when requested about this challenge by the Albanian Publish.

Even the opposite deputy of the Vetëvendosje Motion, Enver Dugolli, in a dialog with AP, has mentioned that he’s not knowledgeable about what occurred with the legislation in query – however says that the Authorities will do the whole lot attainable for the KLA veteran to be rewarded for the contribution.

“The KLA veteran will likely be represented and rewarded for his excellent contribution. I used to be additionally fascinated by figuring out what occurred with the legislation, however I’ve no info from Mr. Bici. Undoubtedly, a brand new legislation ought to be made for veterans, as they deserve higher and dignified remedy”, mentioned Dugolli.

In the meantime, the previous director of the workplace for problems with the classes ensuing from the conflict of the KLA, Gazmend Syla, says that if the calls for of the previous members of the KLA had been included, they might settle for the brand new Legislation on veterans, however accused them the legislators of the federal government have collaborated with the felony Milan Radojicic in order that the veterans are exempted from the minimal wage.

“Sure, if the calls for of the fighters are included, they are going to assist the drafting of a brand new legislation, however Kurti and Vetëvendosja, in cooperation with the Serbian Listing, have voted for a legislation to exempt veterans from the minimal wage. From this authorities we don’t count on something constructive for the classes of freedom. Their attitudes in the direction of us match these of the Serbian Listing and Radojicic,” Syla emphasised.

However, the appearing chairman of the Group of Veterans of the Kosovo Liberation Military, Faton Klinaku, says that with out the Constitutional Courtroom giving its verdict on the Legislation on the Minimal Wage, the Authorities can not do something in regards to the new Legislation for veterans.

“We have not had contact with the Authorities for 2 years, they cannot make a brand new legislation with out the Constitutional Courtroom deciding on the legislation on the minimal wage, they’ll solely speak with the market. That is extra of an electoral marketing campaign, they’ll solely deceive the general public”, emphasised Klinaku.

The brand new legislation on the minimal wage envisages the modification of the Legislation on veterans, in order that, as it’s mentioned, “till the ultimate categorization of the checklist of veterans, the federal government of Kosovo decides on the quantity of pensions decided by this legislation”.

Two years in the past, after a number of days of protests by the veterans in entrance of the Authorities, Prime Minister Albin Kurti referred to as them for a gathering in his workplace, however even after two hours of debate, no settlement was reached with Klinak.

In the meantime, throughout a debate on RTK in 2022, Kurti mentioned that with the determine of 60 thousand veterans, “we’re distorting historical past”.

“There are not any theories about 20,000 conflict veterans. They could have participated within the conflict, maybe 60,000 individuals, perhaps greater than 60,000, however veterans can’t be greater than 20,000”, mentioned the Prime Minister.

In any other case, veterans are usually not included within the new Minimal Wage Legislation. Till now, their pension was linked to the minimal wage, which was 170 euros. Now, the minimal wage has elevated to 264 euros, however just for staff.

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