EU urges Kosovo to focus on Covid-19 amid political crisis

Irish Times | Mar 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM
  • The European Union has urged Kosovo to focus on fighting coronavirus after a power struggle between its leaders, a row over how to combat Covid-19 and pressure from the United States combined to topple its reformist government.
  • Deputies voted late on Wednesday to remove the cabinet of leftist premier Albin Kurti after less than two months in office, despite public outrage that politicians were squabbling as the pandemic bore down on Kosovo.
  • In parliament, Mr Kurti accused Mr Thaci of secretly planning to clinch such a deal by exchanging territory with neighbouring Serbia.