Terrorist financing in Kosovo needs to be investigated
About EUR 50 million have arrived in Kosovo from Middle East countries over the last few years, Baskim Zeciri, expert in the study of terrorist financing, has said.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In Kosovo, there is a solid legal basis for financing terrorism, as the main problem is lack of political will, said Zeciri.Last year, in its country report on terrorism for Kosovo, the US Department of State raised several objections to the way the Kosovo government and its institutions handled the issue of terrorist financing, stressing that they should approach it more seriously. It was pointed out that the source of funding of several non-governmental organizations was unknown, and also that Kosovo was not addressing the problem, local media quoted Zeciri as saying.According to estimates that we have, it is suspected that EUR 50 million arrived in Kosovo from Middle East countries over the last few years alone. The origin of these funds remains to be determined, transactions need to be analyzed, analytical profiles compiled, which all requires a very serious approach, said Zeciri.