QUINT and EU in Kosovo Statement on the July 28 decision by the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade regarding Klan Kosova’s Business License, July 28, 2023
The Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the European Union in Kosovo express their deep concern about today’s decision by the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Trade confirming the suspension of Klan Kosova’s business license.
We are especially concerned that revoking Klan Kosova’s business license is a disproportionate decision that will have repercussions on media plurality in Kosovo. The revocation of any media outlet’s license is a significant step requiring rigorous consideration. Freedom of expression and information are essential features of democratic societies. We expect a fair and transparent legal process to resolve the situation.