Thursday 15 November 2018

Protesters tell Kosovo leader to get knotted over spending on ties

A man passes by hundreds of collected ties and shirts hanging on the fence of the government building in Kosovo's capital Pristina (AP)
A man passes by hundreds of collected ties and shirts hanging on the fence of the government building in Kosovo's capital Pristina (AP)

A non-governmental organisation has hung hundreds of ties from the fence outside a government building in Kosovo to protest against a pay raise for the country's prime minister.

The country's prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had said in TV interviews that he needs the money for new ties and shirts.

Kushtrim Mehmeti of the US-based Beyond The Walls said after an appeal on social media, he collected 214 ties and hung them on the fence around Mr Haradinaj's office building.

Last week, Mr Haradinaj's Cabinet decided to double his salary to 2,950 euro a month before taxes.

The average salary in the country is 354 euro a month.

Kosovo is one of Europe's poorest countries.

AP

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