Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks at the Premiere of Anti-Corruption Documentary

We hope you will be inspired by the individuals in this documentary who were proactive in fighting corruption.  You will see how they developed a plan to tackle corruption head on, and the moral courage and time commitment they invested to achieve justice.  It required vision, commitment, and sacrifice.  Exposing and putting in jail corrupt ...
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Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks at the Kick-Off Conference with Ambassadors of the QUINT/EUSR

Now is the time to move from transparency to accountability. This requires leaders who serve with honesty and integrity—who are unafraid to take a stand and report corruption when they see it. Courageous leaders must also be willing to ask themselves, “Am I serving Kosovo or am I serving someone else?”
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Ambassador Delawie’s Remarks at Corruption Roundtable

As prosecutors you are a very important component in the fight against corruption and crucial to stopping public officials from abusing their power and authority for personal gain. I understand how hard this is. When you prosecute government figures, you will be subject to a high degree of scrutiny, media attention and possibly political pressure. ...
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Ambasador Delawie’s Interview with Kosovo Law Institute for RTK

Last week was absolutely a terrific week, and we are very pleased with the results of Anti-Corruption Week. Just our Embassy sponsored about 25 different events, and of course our NGO partners and other people in Kosovo did another couple dozen. We were very pleased with the way things went. We are also very happy ...
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Ambassador Delawie’s remarks at the launch of Law on Office of Disciplinary Conduct

Accountability for judges and prosecutors is fundamentally important to implementing the rule of law. An effective disciplinary system is the key to establishing that accountability. We are not talking about crimes; we are talking about actions that are ethical violations or call into question the judgment or impartiality of a judge or prosecutor.
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Ambassador Delawie’s Remarks at the Bench-Bar/Civil Society Roundtable on Anti-Corruption Day

I’m pleased to be part of the launch of our new U.S. Embassy-supported project -- the “Demand for Justice” program – which will be working on some innovative ideas to improve citizens’ access to justice. For example, I was excited to hear about the initiative for Kosovo law students – under the guidance and mentorship ...
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Facebook Live Chat with Ambassador Delawie and Youth Council Anti-Corruption Week 2016

From our perspective, here at the Embassy, I think we’ve had a good year so far. We have raised awareness, a lot, about the problem of corruption. We have supported projects that make corruption less likely to happen, for example electronic procurement, and we are supporting prosecutors, judges and police on how to deal, investigate ...
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Ambassador Delawie remarks at the Anti-Corruption Concert

For five days, organizations across Kosovo have come together with a common message: united against corruption, bashkë e ndreqim. We have heard from government leaders, civil society, the international community and the media that the time has come for meaningful action in the fight against corruption. Tonight, I want to tell you that now it ...
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Fighting Corruption through Transparency of Public Spending

USAID Kosovo Acting Mission Director Mike De La Rosa remarks on Fighting Corruption through Transparency of Public Spending, December 6, 2016 Thank you very much Nora.  And thanks to everyone else for taking the time to be here today. (Minister Hoti and Mr. Besnik Osmani) I appreciate the opportunity to emphasize the U.S. Embassy and ...
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Ambassador Delawie Remarks at the Anti-Corruption Council Meeting

Ambassador Delawie Remarks at the Anti-Corruption Council Meeting, Friday, September 25, 2015 Thank you, Madame President, Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, and other distinguished guests. I commend you for working together on a comprehensive, whole-of-society approach to Kosovo’s fight against corruption. Since arriving in this country, I have made no secret of my priorities. I ...
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