| Veton Surroi |
|Born||17 July 1961|
|Alma mater||National Autonomous University of Mexico|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1999|
Albanian politician; WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow 1999
Veton Surroi is a Kosovo Albanian publicist, politician and former journalist. Surroi is the founder and former leader of the ORA political party, and was a member of Kosovo assembly from 2004 to 2008. Veton Surroi in 1997 established one of the biggest Kosovo Albanian daily newspapers Koha Ditore and was the editor-in-chief for a number of years before deciding to enter politics in Kosovo.
Surroi's father, Rexhai Surroi, was one of the very few Albanians to become ambassadors of the former Yugoslavia. His father was the Yugoslav ambassador to Spain and a number of Latin American countries. As a result, Surroi spent a part of his life in the Spanish speaking world where he was also educated.
Veton Surroi studied Modern English Language and Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Surroi speaks several languages, including: Albanian, English, Serbian and Spanish.
In 1993-1994. he was a BBC correspondent in Pristina.
He remained in Prishtina during the war in 1999, but in hiding.
In 1999, Surroi took part in the Rambouillet negotiations as member of the Albanian delegation. The same year, he also founded one of Kosovo's largest newspapers, the Koha Ditore, which he left to his sister, Flaka Surroi, to run. The funding is unknown.
In 2004, his ORA party won 6.2% of the vote and won seven parliamentary seats. In 2004-2008 Surroi worked in the Kosovo parliament.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2000||1 June 2000||4 June 2000||Belgium|
|The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests|
|Democracy & Security International Conference||5 June 2007||6 June 2007||Czech Republic|
|The "Neoconservative International" that reports it was intested in "building a world of free and democratic states"|
- "Kosovo : le journaliste Veton Surroi fait une entrée tonitruante en politique", Le Courrier des Balkans, 22 October 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2013