The Government of Kosovo has reacted after the reports that with the New Law on State Bureau, the property of the emigrants can be confiscated.

Deputy Minister of Justice, Blerim Sallahu, said that the State Bureau will verify and propose the confiscation of property of persons who are officials or members of their family, exposed persons and third parties if there are suspicions that illegal property has passed to them,

He said that the Bureau can verify the property of persons who are relatives of officials, regardless of where they are located, and if there are indications that the illegal property has passed to them.

“This has nothing to do with the wealth that our diaspora has made with work,” said Sallahu.

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It seems that some portals are deliberately posting incorrect information and misinterpretations regarding the draft law on the establishment of the State Bureau for verification and confiscation of unjustifiable property.

Therefore, it is necessary to clarify that:

First, the State Bureau will verify and propose to confiscate only property unjustifiably acquired by officials / their family members / politically exposed persons and third parties when there is a suspicion that the illegal property has passed to them the last.

Secondly, this draft law will specify that the verification of property and the proposal for confiscation by the Bureau to the competent Court is done only if there is a discrepancy between financial income and property created by officials.

Thirdly, this draft law clearly stipulates that the Bureau has the right to verify the property of the relatives of official persons only if there is prior indication that the property of the official person has passed to their family members wherever they are. This has nothing to do with the wealth that our diaspora has made with work!

Fourth, anyone who considers that this draft law is contrary to the concept of presumption of innocence, does not even have a basic knowledge of the division and implementation of civil and criminal proceedings and with an accurate explanation of the concept of civil confiscation of property.

Fifth, local and international experts have worked on this draft law, taking care that each provision is in accordance with international conventions and our Constitution.

For a long time our country has needed such a law, which finally puts an end to illegal enrichment at the expense of citizens !.

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