BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova’s Complaints Once Again Result in Fines for Political Entities

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On October 17, 2017, Kosovo’s Elections Complaints and Appeals Panel, ECAP, delivered fines worth a total of 18 thousand euros to four political entities as a result of BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova’s written complaints regarding alleged violations of the Law on Elections during the local election campaign.

As a result of the panel’s decision, the new Kosovo political party Alternativa has received a fine for 1,200 euros; The Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, has received two fines adding up to 6,300 euros (one fine for 3,100 euros, and the other for 3,200 euros); The Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, received three fines worth 7,500 euros (one fine for 2,000 euros, another for 2,500, and another for 3,000 euros); and finally, The New Kosovo Alliance, AKR, was fined 3,000 euros.

This decision follows several previous decisions by ECAP to reprimand political parties for violating Kosovo’s Law on Elections following complaints from BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova. will report on each decision individually in the coming days