President Pacolli must make public his property and economic interests

Prishtina 4 March 2011 – Last year Mr. Behgjet Pacolli asked the Anti Corruption Agency (ACA) not to make public his property. Such an action of ACA and z. Pacolli is a violation of law on the origin, control and declaration of the property of senior public officials which do not allow them not to declare their property even if they make a request. Such action by Mr. Pacolli questions his commitment to fight corruption and organized crime ” which are the main problems of the country.

Movement FOL requires President Pacolli to ask the Anti-Corruption Agency and declare his property.
Ilazi Ramadan, executive director of the Movement FOL said that in accordance with Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Law on Preventing Conflict of Interest, FOL requires the president to solve as soon as possible and in most effective ways possible, every situation of the conflict of interest. Meanwhile ACA in accordance with Article 14 must verify the property of the president Pacolli in accordance with the Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest and the Law on the President.
“Current legislation does not allow public officials to manage stocks more than 20% of the value in a company, and transfer such shares to persons close to Mr. Pacolli according to section 6 of the Law on Preventing Conflict of Interest “said Ilazi.

In the case of the President of the country, Mr. Pacolli, we consider that it is unethical for him to have economic interests while exercising the highest functions in the country. Therefore, it is in the public interest that Mr. Pacolli clarifies the reports of his businesses inside and outside Kosovo. This will help in the functioning of this institution and will provide a good standard for public officials.