Although he welcomed the initiative of "Balkan Schengen", he warned that it could be successful only if it envolves everyone from the region, including Kosovo.
Kosovo's Central Election Commission, CEC, on Thursday announced the final results of the October 6 snap legislative elections, after a month of turmoil connected to problems with the count.
Snags included ballots sent from Serbia being poisoned, resulting in CEC officials being sent to hospital, to multiple arrests made in various municipalities for falsifying the vote count.
"We believe that together with improving Kosovo's image and path towards recognition and EU membership, the diaspora can advance social development within the country," Gashi told BIRN.
Voting made difficult
People vote at the polling station during the early parliamentary elections in Pristina, Kosovo, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI
Hundreds of people attended an event on Monday evening in central Pristina to commemorate former Vetevendosje activist Astrit Dehari, who died in custody in November 2016.
Those who attended, including the leader of Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, lit candles and laid wreaths, while activists painted a commemorative portrait of Dehari on a wall outside the ABC Cinema.
The family of the late Vetevendosje activist Astrit Dehari claim the results of an autopsy conducted by Swiss experts show he was murdered in detention in Prizren in 2016.
Dehari died in the correctional facility in the western Kosovo city after being arrested on suspicion of terrorism for allegedly throwing an explosive device in the parliament.