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Under the direction of the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Arban Abrashi, was held the first informal and notifying meeting with the Commission on the Recognition and Verification of the Status of Persons Forced During the Kosovo Liberation War.

After 18 years of denial and ignorance, this commission was finally established which will review the applications of raped persons to offer a reparation which, even though justice will not be put in place, will be a recognition And acceptance of this category of our citizens, emphasized Abrashi. In this regard, Minister Abrashi asked members of the Commission and NGOs engaged to work on identifying budget orientation lines and come up with a recommendation for it regarding the amount of compensation for all raped persons during war.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare today has launched the Employment Agency of the Republic of Kosovo. The Minister of MLSW, Mr. Arban Abrashi said active labor market measures have many opportunities for employment in Kosovo in many sectors. He added that mediation and guidance for young people and jobseekers should be mediated in these sectors. 

Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr.  Arban Abrashi has signed co-financing agreements for the construction of houses for the families without housing in the Municipality of Gjilan.

"Home for families without adequate housing".

Minister Mr.  Abrashi, together with the Mayor of municipality of Gjilan, Mr. Lutfi Haziri, signed co-financing agreements for building of houses for families without adequate housing in the Municipality of Gjilan. MLSW in the framework has supported many municipalities, and this year it is expected that about 100 families will receive their new flats and homes.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in cooperation with the European Union Office in Kosovo and other social partners have launched the campaign for Safety and Health at Work.
Through the launch of this awareness campaign, the main goal will be to promote and raise awareness of Kosovo society on legislation on safety and health at work as well as conditions and other work reports with a positive impact on employment, said Deputy Minister of Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Mr. Safet Kamberi.

Today, a Government Commission has been established for recognizing and verifying the status of raped persons during the Kosovo Liberation War.

The functioning of this commission will also start the process of applying and verifying the status of victims of sexual violence and then their compensation. Minister of Labor and Welfare,

In Pristina, from the date 24 to 27 April 2017, the second round of negotiations for bilateral agreements in the field of social security between Kosovo and Switzerland took place. During these days, the parties agreed to finalize the basic agreement on social security, the administrative agreement for the implementation of the basic agreement, and the forms required for the implementation of this agreement. 

Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr. Safet Kamberi, is participating in the regional conference "Growth of social economic enterprises in Southeastern Europe" organized by the Slovenian government in co-operation with the European Commission and partner countries.

Minister of MLSW, Mr.Arban Abrashi and the Director of  the Swiss Cooperation Office in Kosovo, Mr.Patrick Etienne,  signed today in Pristina the Agreement on the project  “Increasing Youth Employment”, phase II, a project which will last up to 31st of December 2020.

Today, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Arban Abrashi, together with the Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA) visited some of the Kosovo’s textile manufacturing companies of the country. Minister visited the “Artatex” company  in Peja, which managed to triple the number of the workers within a year, as well as  expand it in other locations.

The Government of Kosovo, today approved a decision for the nomination of the director of the Employment Agency of the Republic of Kosovo. The nomination process is conducted in strict accordance with the law and in accordance with the agreement with the British Government, which provides support institutions in the recruitment process for senior positions.

The Employment Agency will strengthen further employment policies, while 2017 will be even more promising.

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