Prishtina, 11 February – Unlike the previous elections, in the pre-election campaigns that are taking place this year in Kosovo for the elections of 14 February, in many cities of Kosovo, in the crowd of rallies, organized mainly by Vetvendosje led by Albin Kurit and Vjosa Osmani In addition to the Kosovo and national flags, we also see 2-3 flags of Switzerland and America, reports from Prishtina the reporter of the Swiss newspaper in Albanian “Le Canton27.ch” specially sent to Kosovo.
This presence of the Swiss flag among the trumpet, means not only the strong participation of the Kosovar diaspora from Switzerland in these elections, but also demonstrates respect and friendship for the country where they live and work. According to the Swiss Albanian newspaper “Le Canton27.ch” referring to the sources of travel companies and agencies selling plane and bus tickets, more than 10,000 Kosovars will leave Switzerland to vote in Kosovo in the February 14 elections.
Every time the Albanian diaspora goes to their homeland, whether for vacation or other work, they are known by the name of “Schatzis” (“beloved”), although this time it goes, because on February 14 they will be together, on the day of lovers (Saint Vaslnetin) where they will have two holidays that have strong emotional ties with Kosovo.
Otherwise, last week from Switzerland to Pristina there were 12 flights (from Zurich, Basel and Geneva) fully packed by the Kosovar community. While, during this week, until next Sunday, another 16 planes are expected to fly to Kosovo and more than 300 buses will leave from 26 cantons and thousands of other migrants with rpivate cars.
With the Kosovar diaspora from Switzerland to Kosovo, dozens of observers have also written and Swiss Journalists (TSR) are now at the scene to cover the February 14 elections. They are accompanied by the correspondent in Pristina of the Swiss Albanian newspaper in Bern “Le Canton27.ch”.
Swiss flags are seen especially in Pristina, Gjilan, Viti and several other cities, where the number of Kosovars living and working in Switzerland is considerable. This is why we have often heard the Swiss authorities and Swiss newspapers describe Kosovo as the 27th canton, for which the Swiss newspaper in Albanian in Switzerland bears the name not coincidentally “Le Canton27.ch”, which deals with integration. of the Kosovar community and those of the Balkans in our country.
The Albanian Diaspora is the largest power supporting the local economy in Kosovo, sending an average of about 2 billion euros each year to the country. In the last year alone, according to the Central Bank of Kosovo, the Albanian diaspora, despite the pandemic, sent more than 350m euros to Kosovo, mainly from Switzerland and Germany.