At today’s meeting of the Government of Kosovo, the Draft Law on the establishment of the Bureau for Verification and Confiscation of Unjustifiable Assets was approved.
This bureau, as indicated by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Blerim Sallahu, will be an independent institution, which will be established and will report to the Assembly of Kosovo. The Assembly will also elect the director of the bureau, by a simple majority of votes.
The internal arrangement of this bureau that will verify the assets of officials, their families, politically exposed persons and third parties, will be known later, after the law enters into force.
At the same time, as Sallahu has announced, the verification of assets has retroactive effect, which means that the assets of officials can be investigated from February 17, 2008, as well as up to 10 years behind the time that an official has left the post of always presenting the facts that the property that could not be justified before the court should be confiscated.
The amount of property, which makes public officials work with this bureau is 25 thousand euros and more and property investigations are valid only for those who have Kosovo citizenship, and will cooperate with internationals, if there are doubts that the property is stored abroad Kosovo.
The property of the officials that is not justified as it was won will be returned to the state and for this the Ministry of Justice is preparing a new concept-document to create a kind of SEIZURE FUND, and it will be decided where the funds will be destined.