Pristina, March 6, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
The last series of civil registries has been delivered today at the Ministry of Interior by EULEX mission in Kosovo.
The delivery of these registries was part of the agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, while EULEX had pledged that it would assist this process.
According to a press release issued today by the Ministry of Interior, minister Bajram Rexhepi is quoted to have said that “today we’re closing a very important process for a trusted civil registry, which is a result of the agreement for normalization of relations with Serbia”.
Minister Rexhepi has thanked the European Commission for funding this project, EULEX and Danish Committee for Refugees, which has assisted in order for this project to be successfully implemented.
“This is a big achievement, because if there have been doubts that data for a particular individual have been altered, with the checks that will be made, the Civil Registry will have a high security and this also serves to the process of the liberalization of visas and the documents issued by the Ministry of Interior”, said minister Rexhepi.
Joelle Vachter, deputy chief of EULEX mission to Kosovo said that the certified copies will contribute in building a trusted and sustainable system of the civil registry in Kosovo, which will benefit the rule of law and Kosovo’s journey toward Europe.
“The establishment of a trusted civil registry in Kosovo is a key factor which will be taken under consideration in the process of the liberalization of visas. There’s still a lot of work to do and we must continue to work together in order for these certified copies to be entirely integrated and to strengthen the integrity of the civil registry of Kosovo”, said she. /ibna/