Kosovo’s Minister of Justice, Albolina Hakcho, announced Thursday that Kosovo will rent 300 cells in its prisons to Denmark, for a period of 10 years, to house prisoners from the Scandinavian country, for 210 million euros.
The prisoners are “not at great risk,” according to the government official, and the money generated from the operation, whose agreement will be signed on Monday, will be used for investments in renewable energy, infrastructure and quality of life improvement. Kosovo prison system.
Hackshaw also specified that the cells that will be rented to Denmark will be in Jenilan prison and that the details of the deal will be revealed on Monday, during the visit of his Danish counterpart Nick Hykrupp.
The agreement must be ratified by a two-thirds majority vote in the Kosovo parliament.
A delegation from the Danish prison services visited Kosovo in October 2020 to monitor prison conditions in the Balkan country.
According to the press in Kosovo, Denmark needs to increase the capacity of its prisons by about 1,000 cells by 2025.
Kosovo is a former Serbian province that unilaterally gained independence in 2008, although it is still not recognized by many countries.
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