Serbian Kosovo Office Chief Says More Than 1,600 Still Missing

The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo said on Monday (30.08) that 1,639 people are still missing in Kosovo.

Office Director Petar Petkovic said in a press release on International Missing Persons Day that the number included people of all nationalities. He said that the Serbian authorities investigated 22 sites alleged to be mass graves containing the remains of Kosovo Albanians while the authorities in Pristina investigated only one of 10 sites that official Belgrade reported as potential Kosovo Serb mass graves. The remains of seven Kosovo Serbs were found at the one investigated site, he added.

Petkovic accused the authorities in Pristina of refusing to allow mixed commissions to search the remaining possible mass grave sites and identify the remains stored in a morgue in Pristina.

INSTAT Report on Unemployment Increase, DP Reacts

The elected MP of the Democratic Party, Jorida Tabaku, reacts after the INSTAT report that Albanians are working less in 2021, where it was said that “Only 59% of the population aged 15-64 are engaged in work.”

In a post on social media, Tabaku states that Albania continues to be emptied while the government convinces the Albanians that it has become their salvation.

According to the elected MP, the figures are an alarm bell for a country that is aging and for this the government has no real alternative to save it.

“Facts are always better than dreams, Churchill once said. Albania continues to be emptied while the government convinces the Albanians that it has become their salvation.

INSTAT employment data report not only a decrease in employment for Albanians aged 15-64 but also unmask the government through Albania’s depopulation policy.

If we make a comparison between the number of able-bodied population from 2013 until now we will see that it has decreased by 2.5% in 8 years. While the number of employees from the age of 15-64 already continues to fall.

The figures are an alarm bell for an aging country and for that the government has no real alternative to save it.

Economic figures are an indicator that should concern everyone. Reducing the number of employees means less money in the pockets of Albanians, more poverty.

For an economy that 40% of it is informal, the highest in the region, where unemployment is among the highest in the region and where emigration is the highest in the region and beyond. The signs are extremely disturbing.

The number of Albanians living below $ 5 / capita is expected to increase. The number of Albanians who may leave to seek a better life outside Albania is expected to increase.

While the government has no vision and no policy to restore opportunity and hope here. Albania has turned into a big prison where no one is asking to stay anymore”, Tabaku states.