The role of women in Kosovo is not only about taking part in decision-making; it's also their role to lead in the Republic of Kosovo. There's always room to do more, but, for example, 30% of the members of the Kosovo parliament consists of women MPs. This is a required quota by law.
On the other hand, I am very proud to say that in a time of democratic transition, Kosovo was the first in the western Balkans to have a woman as president and head of state. That was President Jahjaga, who served before me.
Today, the Central Election Commission is led by a woman. The Basic Court in Pristina is led by a woman. The Constitutional Court is led by a woman. Our ambassadors to the United Nations and the United States are women. There are ministers, though I wish there were more women ministers. It's a battle among political parties, and sometimes egos grow bigger than principles.
We also had elections, and in many of them, women were running for mayor. I can say there is a noted representation in the Kosovo security force, where almost 10% are women. In the Kosovo police force, 20% are women, and it is the same in all other institutions.
Of course we will do more, but we have to appreciate the achievement. The way that we treat it is we try to create opportunities not only to participate but also to lead institutions in society. Civil society media is also where women have an increasing leadership role. There has been a lot of valuable progress.
What I would also like to reiterate is that Kosovo is nominally a majority Muslim country, but this is a traditional European Islam. This is not an Islamic country; this is a country with European Islam. We were victims of developments in our history, but Kosovo has never lost its roots. It is returning to its roots, which is a European identity.
The first condition for this was freedom. Only in the last 20 years can we speak for ourselves and make our own decisions for ourselves. Only now are we building capacities.