AAK launches initiative for amendment of law on pensions

Shemsedin Dreshaj, MP from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), has called on the Kosovo Assembly to support the initiative for amending the law on pensions.

Speaking at a press conference today, Dreshaj said that the proposed changes include the scraping off of the requirement for pensioners to have 15 years of work experience before 1999 to be recognized as contributory pensioners.

Dreshaj said such a requirement is “discriminatory” and that while the AAK proposed the changes in the past, they were unable to see the initiative through due to Kosovo heading for early parliamentary elections. Dreshaj said many pensioners were sacked from their workplaces by the Serbian regime in the 90s and as a result cannot achieve the right to enjoy contributory pensions.