Life in Kosovo Progress Report

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Tonight, in the Life in Kosovo show, political representatives will discuss the European Commission’s Progress Report of 2010 on Kosovo.

Before the debate, BIRN broadcasts Jeta Xharra’s interview with the head of the European Commission, Liaison Office in Kosovo, Renzo Daviddi, who was asked about the main problems that the Progress Report addresses.

After the interview, journalist Muhamet Hajrullahu holds a debate with representatives of political parties to discuss the issues raised by the Progress


Report, including corruption, organised crime and freedom of expression in Kosovo.

What are the main criticisms of the latest Progress Report of the European Commission on Kosovo? How do the political parties representatives assess these criticisms? Why do the criticisms and concerns remain the same as the previous year? Why is there no political willingness to fight corruption?

To discuss these and other issues regarding the Progress Report, the guests of Muhamet Hajrullahu in the studio will be:

Besim Beqaj, Minister of European Integration from PDK
Zylfije Hundozi, from Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK
Besnik Bislimi, from Vetvendosje Movement
Qëndrim Gashi, from Fryma e Re – FER

During the debate, BIRN will also broadcast a TV report from journalist Edona Musa, who interviewed representatives from civil society organisations about their assessments of the Progress Report.

After the debate, journalist Alban Selimi looks at doctors who get paid by pharmaceutical companies to prescribe medicine to their patients.