Military service could become compulsory in Kosovo

The ‘Vetevendosje’ MP, Shqipe Mehmeti-Selimi, has announced that a document on compulsory military service will be sent to the Parliament of Kosovo very soon.

She also emphasized that the Ministry of Defense has established a working group that is working on drafting of a new law, while adding that they are looking at cooperation with Switzerland, in this regard.

“The security strategy is very clear, and it specifies well the risks that Kosovo faces and how its institutions will have to act. The Ministry of Defense has already established a working group, which is dealing with the drafting of a new bill and they have visited the state of Switzerland, and are looking at the way of cooperation with the state of Switzerland, in terms of how to implement compulsory military service in Kosovo. In Kosovo, better opportunities are being looked at, we have set up contacts not only with Switzerland but also with other nations”, confirmed Mehmeti-Selimi.