EULEX Press Releases

EULEX Press Releases

EULEX’s donation helps reactivate the Kosovo Police sub-station in Suvi Do/Suhodoll to better deliver community-oriented police services to all communities

04 April 2024

On 4 April 2024, the Acting Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Emily Rakhorst, handed over two containers to Kosovo Police Colonel Afërdita Mikullovci, to be used for the re-activation of the Suvi Do/Suhodoll police sub-station.

By enabling the reactivation of the sub-station, EULEX supports the Kosovo Police in their community-oriented policing efforts, aiming at addressing local needs and preventing crime, and based on the principles of trust, confidence building, accountability, information sharing and communication.

The donation of the containers also aims at increasing residents’ confidence in institutions. Once re-activated, the Suvi Do/Suhodoll police sub-station will enable all communities living in the area to better access community-oriented police services in both of Kosovo’s official languages and to directly reach out to the Kosovo Police to lodge applications or complaints, as well to receive policing support.  

Moreover, a continuous presence of the Kosovo Police in the Suvi Do/Suhodoll sub-station is expected to improve the security situation by enhancing the capacity of the police to promote and defend the safety of all those residing in the area in a community-oriented manner.

EULEX’s donation is in accordance with the Mission’s mandate to support selected rule of law institutions in Kosovo on their path towards increased effectiveness, sustainability, multi-ethnicity and accountability, free from political interference and in line with international human rights standards and best European practices. In line with its human rights due diligence responsibilities, the Mission has conditioned the donation of the containers to exclusively facilitate the implementation of community policing.