The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has expressed regret and strongly condemned the latest act of discrimination against the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, which according to reports, some gastronomy bars have refused to serve these communities.
In his speech at the Anti-Gypsy Summit, Prime Minister Kurti also strongly condemned the physical violence that was unfolding against these communities in recent days.
These are acts punishable by our laws as well as by our conscience. It is neither in our culture nor in our history to be discriminatory, much less exclusionary, said the Prime Minister, adding that the citizens of every ethnicity, community and race are in the first place equal citizens of our Republic.
The Prime Minister said that he is equally committed to all citizens of the Republic, especially to those who are poorer, because as he said, in addition to being Prime Minister, I am also a social democrat, and as a social democrat he measured the progress and development of our society. not by how well those who have the most are living, but those who have the least.
He added that as a social democrat, development is measured by the inclusion and quality of education received not only by the privileged part of society, but also by the most discriminated part of it.
In this regard, he singled out the announcement of the competition for the allocation of scholarships for high school students for the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities for the school year 2021/2022, which aims to include these students in upper secondary education in schools. public and providing initiatives to reduce dropout.
"We also aim to increase the number of students who will attend upper secondary education through financial support with scholarships, as well as increase the success of students by providing financial support. The amount of scholarships will be 300 euros for a school year ", said Prime Minister Kurti.
The Anti-Gypsy Summit is organized by the Terre des hommes organization, representation in Kosovo, in cooperation with the partner organizations Voice of Rome, Ashkali and Egyptians and HEKS Foundation within the project "Social Justice for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians."21Media