- Albin Kurti
In the framework of the “West Balkans and the EU” lecture cycle
The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)
invites You kindly to take part at the lecture
President of the Self-Determination Movement/Lëvizja Vetëvendosje
and Deputy at the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
Albin Kurti is the deputy of the Self-Determination Movement/Lëvizja Vetëvendosje at the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo and president of that movement. He was also a political prisoner. He spent more than two and a half years in prisons in Serbia. Since the country's liberation and even after independence, he has been put in prison by the UNMIK administration and regime of Hashim Thaçi over 20 times. The last time he was imprisoned was from 24 November until 29 December 2017. The Thaçi regime is leading a political process against him and he has been sentenced to a suspended sentence of 18 months in prison at first instance court.
At the last parliamentary elections that took place in Kosovo in June 2017, his movement became the strongest political entity in the Kosovo parliament with 32 deputies out of 120. For comparison, the party of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has only 10 members, while the party AKR of Foreign Affairs Minister Behgjet Pacolli has only two members in the Kosovo parliament.
In his lecture Kurti will talk about current events in Kosovo, its challenges and international relations as well as its future.
The lecture will be delivered in English and will be followed by a discussion with the guest lecturer moderated by Dr. Zijad Bećirović and Bakhatyar Aljaf.
Live broadcast at: http://www.ifimes.org/en/livestream
Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 15.55 h.
Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ljubljana, 21 January 2018