„Public Pulse“: 95% Serbs do not feel safe in Kosovo

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The latest six-month UNDP report, “Public Pulse”, (Puls Javnosti) presented in Pristina shows that 95% of Serbs do not feel safe in Kosovo.

In a survey conducted at the end of April, which covers the period from October last year to April this year, out of 210 respondents of Serbian ethnicity, only 5% said they felt safe on the streets of Kosovo.

„The number of Kosovo Serbs who have declared that they feel safe or very safe when they are on the street is 5%. The percentage of those who have declared that they do not feel safe is much higher, that is, 95%,“ said Atdhe Hetemi from the UNDP in his presentation of the report.

This report also shows a drop in the satisfaction in the work of central, legislative and judicial institutions by Kosovo citizens of all ethnicities.

At the same time, only 2% of Serbs have confidence in the work of the Kosovo Assembly, an institution in which their views are represented by 10 deputies:

„Half of the respondents (50%) are dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied with the current political direction of Kosovo, while only 15% are satisfied.

Dissatisfaction can lead to political protests, and for this reason, citizens were also asked about their views on such protests. The latest figures show that less than 38% of citizens are ready for political protests.“

Unemployment, corruption, and poverty continue to be the three biggest problems for most Kosovo citizens.

„When we compare this data on unemployment with data from October of last year, we see that the percentage of those who consider unemployment the biggest problem has fallen by 11%. Other problems that citizens consider on a daily basis are education and health services,“ Hetemi claims.

The data presented in this report is based on the answers of 1,306 citizens from Kosovo. Including 210 Serbs and 200 members of other minority communities in Kosovo.

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