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October

Setting the record straight: Head of EULEX Human Rights and Legal Office speaks for “Betimi për Drejtësi” about the Mission’s past work on war crimes

27 October 2020

On 24 October, “Betimi për Drejtësi”, a news programme broadcast by RTK with a special focus on rule of law issues, aired an interview with Paul Flynn, the Head of EULEX’s Human Rights and Legal Office.

With a wreath laying ceremony, EULEX’s Italian contingent commemorates flight 3275 plane crash victims

27 October 2020

21 years ago, on 12 November 1999, a UN World Food Program-chartered aircraft, known as flight 3275, crashed on mount Piceli, north-east of Mitrovica, resulting in the tragic loss of 24 women and men, mostly international officials and humanitarian workers.

“There is no sustainable peace and security without women” - EULEX’s Gender Advisor speaks at the KFOR-organized conference on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo

07 October 2020

To mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and highlight its implementation in Kosovo, the NATO-led KFOR mission organized on 7 October a video conference hosting more than 20 speakers from Kosovo’s Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations and international missions.

Donation of IT and office equipment to the “Nexhmi Mustafa” elementary school in Besi

02 October 2020

On 2 October, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) made a significant donation of IT and office equipment to the "Nexhmi Mustafa" elementary school in Besi and its satellite units, as part of the Mission’s ongoing efforts to support the local institutions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation included 30 laptops and desktop computers, printers, toners, scanners and bookshelves.

September

We will never forget him: The EU Rule of Law Mission and the Kosovo Police honour the memory of Audrius Šenavičius

19 September 2020

19 September is a tragic day for the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). On this day seven years ago, the EULEX Customs Officer Audrius Šenavičius was shot dead while driving to work by unknown persons in northern Kosovo. So far the perpetrators of this murder have not been identified.

August

Kosovo 2.0 podcast on missing persons

31 August 2020

Kosovo 2.0’s Dafina Halili spoke with the Deputy Director of Kosovo’s Institute of Forensic Medicine and expert of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Tarja Formisto, about the Mission’s work to determine the fate of the more than 1640 missing persons

Kosovo 2.0 interview with EULEX Head of Mission, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark

20 August 2020

On 18 August 2020, Kosovo 2.0 published a One-on-One interview with EULEX Head of Mission, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark. In this extensive interview, Wigemark talks about the Mission's work today, long-lasting professional relationships with the local counterparts and how the future is ultimately in the hands of the people.

Deutsche Welle interview with Tarja Formisto, Deputy Director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine

10 August 2020

On 7 August, Deutsche Welle published an interview with the EULEX Deputy Director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Tarja Formisto. Formisto, talks about more than a decade of the Mission's work to establish the fate of the missing.

Building trust in the judicial system and enhancing realization of human rights through lay trial monitoring

03 August 2020

In May 2020, the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI) issued the Report titled “Justice in the Eyes of Citizens”. The Report is the Phase 1 outcome of the EULEX-funded project “Building trust in the judicial system and enhancing realization of human rights through lay trial monitoring”. It was implemented by KLI from October 2019 until March 2020.

July

EULEX donates IT and office equipment to Iliria elementary school

02 July 2020

Throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, EULEX has continued to assist the local institutions through various means of support.

Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission and Justice Minister agree to intensify cooperation in the rule of law sphere

30 July 2020

On 29 July, the Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Minister of Justice, Selim Selimi to discuss the rule of law situation in Kosovo and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Kosovo’s rule of law institutions.

Ambassador Apostolova’s comments on EULEX during an interview with KTV

24 July 2020

On 23 June, the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo / EU Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova, was Agron Bajrami’s guest at “Desku” on KTV. During the interview, Ambassador Apostolova also spoke about the work of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo).

Polish Police Celebration Day marked by EULEX’s Formed Police Unit

24 July 2020

On 24 July, the Formed Police Unit (FPU) of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) marked the Polish Police Celebration Day with a solemn gathering at the Mission’s FPU Compound in Mitrovica.

​Head of EULEX awards “CSDP Mission in Kosovo Service Medal” to Mission staff

14 July 2020

On 14 July, the Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, awarded the “CSDP Mission in Kosovo Service Medal” to a number of Mission staff in recognition of their contribution to the work of EULEX and to the EU Common Security and Defence Policy, under whose framework missions like EULEX operate around the world.

June

Medal Award Ceremony for the EULEX Formed Police Unit

10 June 2020

At a medal award ceremony held on June 9 at the EULEX Formed Police Unit Compound in Mitrovica, seventy EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) Formed Police Unit officers, members of the Polish contingent, were awarded Common Security and Defence Policy Mission in Kosovo Service medals as a recognition for their valuable contribution to the Mission and to Kosovo.

Head of EU Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo in a Video Lecture with students from University of North Carolina

01 June 2020

Last year we opened our doors to students from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for an interesting and lively study visit.

May

The EU Rule of Law Mission launches the “Speak Up on Time” media campaign

19 May 2020

On 19 May, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) launched the “Speak Up on Time” media campaign on the importance of biological evidence preservation in sexual violence cases.

“Phobias and hate have no place in any society,” says the Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17 May 2020

May 17 marks the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) flies the rainbow flag at its headquarters in Pristina to show support and call for equality, justice, and inclusion for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.

Associated Press story on Kosovo’s missing persons and EULEX’s work

15 May 2020

On 14 May, the Associated Press ran a story on Kosovo’s missing persons and EULEX’s work to establish the fate of over 1640 persons, who are still unaccounted for in Kosovo.

EULEX supports Pristina Municipality’s No-Child-Is-Left-Behind Initiative in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic

15 May 2020

On 14 May 2020, the Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, hosted the Mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti, at the EULEX HQ premises for a ceremony to donate IT equipment to the Municipality of Pristina as part of the No-Child-Is-Left-Behind initiative.

Video lecture to students from Gjakovë/Đakovica by the Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo

14 May 2020

As part of the EU Teach-a-Day series of lectures at schools across Kosovo, the Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, had a video conference with about 20 students from Hajdar Dushi secondary school in Gjakovë/Đakovica on 13 May 2020.

Deputy Head of Mission Cezary Luba’s interview for Polish publication “Policja 997”

07 May 2020

“Serving within an international police environment gives a unique opportunity to gain from best practices of different foreign police forces, but also to proudly represent the Polish police on multinational level,” said the Deputy Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX), Cezary Luba, in an interview with “Policja 997”, a Polish monthly magazine focusing on police work.

April

EULEX Formed Police Unit, Kosovo’s second security responder

15 April 2020

EULEX’s Formed Police Unit is Kosovo’s second security responder. It is part of a three-layer security responder mechanism where Kosovo Police is the first security responder, EULEX is the second one and KFoR is the third one.

Message by the Head of EULEX on International Roma Day

08 April 2020

On International Roma Day, we echo the calls for equal access to justice and protection from discrimination for Roma in Kosovo

March

STATEMENT BY THE CPCC ON THE CURRENT PANDEMIC

25 March 2020

We are faced with the temporary, but severe Covid 19-pandemic.

EULEX steps up preventive measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus

17 March 2020

EULEX is stepping up preventive measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, protect the health of its staff and the community, and maintain its operational capability to the extent possible.

EULEX Head of Mission and Kosovo Chief Prosecutor discuss legislative reforms and progress achieved

18 March 2020

On 16 March 2020, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, held an introductory meeting with the Chief Prosecutor, Aleksander Lumezi.

Rule of law situation in Kosovo focus of meeting between Kosovo’s Prime Minister and EULEX Head

12 March 2020

On 12 March, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, held a first introductory meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, and exchanged views on how EULEX could further provide assistance in the rule of law area.

EULEX donates IT equipment to the Civil Registration Agency

09 March 2020

On 9 March, EULEX handed over 200 computers, laptops and printers to the Civil Registration Agency

February

EULEX Head concludes two-day visit to Mitrovica and northern Kosovo

28 February 2020

Pristina, 26 February 2020 - The Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, concluded yesterday a two-day visit to Mitrovica and to northern Kosovo.

EULEX Head hands over donation to Medical Center in Leposavić/Leposaviq to improve healthcare delivery

25 February 2020

On 21 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark handed over a donation to the Medical Center of Leposavić/Leposaviq worth 67,000 euros.

EULEX blood donation campaign - A simple act can create smiles

24 February 2020

Medicine has proven that a pint of blood can save up to three lives. This element is one of the driving forces in promoting the culture of volunteer blood donation...

Head of EULEX meets with Chair of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council

21 February 2020

On 20 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark...

EULEX Head discusses cooperation with Minister of Internal Affairs and Public Administration

21 February 2020

On 20 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Minister of Internal Affairs and Public Administration, Agim Veliu...

Meeting between the Head of EULEX and the Chair of the Kosovo Judicial Council

20 February 2020

On 19 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Chair of the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), Skender Çoçaj...

EULEX Head meets Kosovo Correctional Service Director to discuss ongoing cooperation

20 February 2020

On 18 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Director of the Kosovo Correctional Service (KCS), Nehat Thaçi...

Head of EULEX meets the Minister of Justice to discuss cooperation in the rule of law in Kosovo

19 February 2020

On 18 February, the Head of EULEX, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Minister of Justice, Albulena Haxhiu...

EULEX charity event donation to Kosovo Red Cross

14 February 2020

On 13 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark...

Interview of EULEX Head of Mission, Wigemark, with Koha Ditore and koha.net

13 February 2020

The Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, gave an exclusive interview to daily Koha Ditore and koha.net portal and spoke about his first steps as EULEX Head...

EULEX Head Lars-Gunnar Wigemark holds introductory meeting with Kosovo Assembly Speaker Vjosa Osmani

12 February 2020

On 11 February, EULEX Head of Mission, Lars Gunnar Wigemark...

EULEX delivers basic life support training course for Kosovo Correctional Service staff

05 February 2020

On 30 January, EULEX delivered a basic life support training course for 16...

January

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell concludes visit to Kosovo

31 January 2020

On 30 and 31 January, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Kosovo for the first time...

EU’s HRVP Borrell visits EULEX

30 January 2020

On 30 January, Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, travelled to Kosovo...

EULEX's Formed Police Unit takes part in AERO-Medevac training course

28 January 2020

On 20 January, officers from EULEX's Formed Police Unit (FPU) and KFOR took part in a helicopter medical evacuation training course (AERO-Medevac)...

New Head of EULEX Kosovo Lars-Gunnar Wigemark meets President Thaçi

24 January 2020

On 24 January, Head of Mission Lars-Gunnar Wigemark met the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, after taking office as the new Head of EULEX Kosovo...

EULEX hosts visit from human rights master students

16 January 2020

On 15 January, EULEX hosted a joint study visit from master students of the Global Campus of Human Rights Venice and the Vienna Master in Human Rights...

EULEX’s Peer Support Training Programme

09 January 2020

Since 2017, EULEX’s Medical Unit has offered a Peer Support Programme within the Mission. The programme consists of volunteer peers who were...

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