EULEX with a new mandate in Kosovo

EULEX with a new mandate in Kosovo
Following the Council’s decision, and the exchange of letters between President Hashim Thaci and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, the EULEX Mission has received a new mandate until 14 June 2020.

EULEX Mission will continue to support relevant rule of law institutions in Kosovo on their path towards increased effectiveness, sustainability, multi-ethnicity and accountability, free from political interference and in full compliance with EU best practices.

The Mission will monitor selected cases and trials in Kosovo's criminal and civil justice institutions and will continue monitoring, mentoring and advising the Kosovo Correctional Service. It will also provide operational support to the implementation of EU-facilitated Dialogue agreements and will retain its role as second security responder. EULEX Kosovo will continue to support the relocated judicial proceedings in The Hague in line with relevant Kosovo legislation.

EULEX Kosovo was launched in 2008 as the largest civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Union. EULEX’s overall mission is to assist the Kosovo authorities in establishing sustainable and independent rule of law institutions.

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