03 June 2013
3 June 2013
EULEX representatives handed over certified copies of 1066 registry books from Serbia to the Civil Registration Agency of Kosovo today.
The complete file for the municipality of Podujevë/Podujevo was handed over, which consists of the certified copies of original civil and religious registry books with data on birth, marriage and death.
The copies have been produced and certified in the last month as part of a large scale project based in Nis, involving EULEX, the EU Office in Kosovo/EUSR, the Danish Refugee Council, and the teams from Kosovo and Serbia.
It is estimated that there are approximately 12,036 registry books in Serbia. The process of certifying copies of the original registry books are part of the EU facilitated dialogue agreement reached on the 2nd of July 2011 between Pristina and Belgrade. This project is the first phase of the establishment of a fully reliable and sustainable Civil Registry in Kosovo as stipulated in the roadmap for Visa liberalization.
EULEX until now has handed over 3835 certified copies of Civil Registry books, covering the municipalities of Prishtinë/Priština (1013), Lipjan/Lipjan (848), Obiliq/Obilic (264), Fushë Kosovë/ Kosovo Polje (219) and Gllogoc/Glogovac (425) and Podujevë/Podujevo (1066).