In the context of Eulexgate and of the suspicion of corruption floating above the EU mission in Kosovo, and also above the integrity of the local power structures, it would not be without profit to recall the figure of an important character such as Behgjet Pacolli. Pacolli was briefly president of Kosovo in 2011 and is now “first deputy prime minister”.

I met him in totally unlikely circumstances. Kabul, Afghanistan, in the autumn of 2004, was the last place on earth where one would have exp...

This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now