Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj met on Thursday newly elected members of the Trepca Board. Haradinaj and Trepca Board agreed on further steps towards revitalisation of the biggest mining complex in Kosovo.
Kosovo PM Haradinaj announced concrete measures aimed at revival of Trepca, which as he said, is one of the main pillars of economic recovery of Kosovo. “The year 2018 is ‘The Year of Trepca’. After passing the Law on Trepca, we should work together and revive this company as one of the key pillars of economic recovery of the country. Trepca should be revived,” Haradinaj wrote in a Facebook post.
Kosovo Parliament in 2016 has approved a law putting the mining complex under government control, despite objections from Belgrade and protests by local Serbs. The complex’s ownership structure has been the subject of dispute between Kosovo and Serbia. Belgrade claims 75 percent of Trepca, part of which is in northern part of Kosovo inhabited and controlled by Serbs. The Government has recently elected new members of the Board of Trepca as the first step towards full implementation of the Law.