Parliament of Kosovo ratifies EULEX mandate until 2018

Parliament of Kosovo ratifies EULEX mandate until 2018

Pristina, 17 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

With 84 votes in favor and 6 votes against, parliament of Kosovo has ratified the agreement with the European Union for the extension of EULEX mandate for another two years.

The extension of this mandate has been enabled through two bills, which determine the responsibilities that EULEX will have.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa said that this mission will help in strengthening rule of law in Kosovo.

“We believe that EULEX must remain in the country in order for us to overcome any legal gaps that we may encounter, to fight organized crime and corruption and to strengthen the rule of law”, Mustafa said.

Minister of Justice, Hajredin Kucaj said that there have been several months of negotiations with the EU for EULEX mandate.

According to Kuci, this mission aims at boosting Kosovo’s capacities in the domain of the rule of law. /