Kurti meets CoE Commissioner for Human Rights

Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti received on Monday the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

They discussed human rights, rule of law, and democracy. Kurti stressed the reforms launched in the judiciary, the rule of law, and the fight against crime and corruption.
 
Highlighting the positive economic indicators, he stressed the commitment of the Government to turn economic growth into increasing well-being for citizens, through social policies that focus on the citizen and social equality. Talking about the government's decisions to increase social equality in Kosovo, Kurti mentioned the increase in the amount of social assistance, the increase in pensions, the program for maternity allowances and child allowances, as well as free studies. He mentioned the commitment to promote gender equality, close the gender gap in professions, and support the advancement of girls in science, with the allocation of 1365 scholarships, for girls studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - STEM, a press release issued by the Government of Kosovo noted.
 
Commissioner Mijatovic is said to have expressed her appreciation for the government's program for the admission of 20 journalists from Ukraine, which she said is a valuable initiative that should be multiplied in other European countries. They also discussed transitional justice and the government's initiatives to address war crimes and clarify the fate of missing persons.
 
Yesterday, Kurti also had a meeting with United Kingdom's Ambassador to Kosovo Nicholas Abbott. They discussed cooperation and also security issues and challenges stemming from the Russian aggression on Ukraine, a press release issued by the Government of Kosovo said.