Veton Surroi

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Veton Surroi
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Veton Surroi in 2015.
Born 17 July 1961
SFR Yugoslavia (present day Kosovo[a])
Nationality Albanian

Veton Surroi (born 17 July 1961) is a Kosovo Albanian publicist, politician and former journalist. Surroi is the founder and former leader of the ORA political party,[1] 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 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which will not confirm whether he took a degree. Surroi speaks several languages, including: Albanian, English, Serbian and Spanish.

Surroi won the 2011 SEEMO Human Rights Award.[2]


  1. ^ "Kosovo : le journaliste Veton Surroi fait une entrée tonitruante en politique", Le Courrier des Balkans, 22 October 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2013
  2. ^ "Veton Surroi Wins 2011 SEEMO Human Rights Award",, 23 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2013