23 December 2020
On 4 December, the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) hosted the forth in a series of Women Empowerment Talks on the topic “Economic empowerment to address gender-based violence”.
“Kosovo health institutions need our help in these difficult times”– EULEX Head, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark on the donation to the Medical Center in Štrpce/Shtërpcë
22 December 2020
On 17 December 2020, the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo made a significant donation of forty one vital items to the Štrpce/Shtërpcë Medical Center.
21 December 2020
EULEX Correctional Unit introduces alcohol and drug screening tools to the Kosovo Correctional Service
18 December 2020
17 December 2020
Head of EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, in an exclusive interview for Klan Kosova TV
14 December 2020
Ensuring accountability is fundamental for the EU Rule of Law Mission: Learn more about the Human Rights Review Panel
10 December 2020
December 10 marks the Human Rights Day.
“Violence remains violence and it should not be tolerated. Report it!“ – Meet Sergeant Xhemile Behluli
10 December 2020
Inspired by her father Sejdi Behluli, a former police officer, Sergeant Xhemile Behluli’s career path was crystal clear at a very young age.
Women Empowerment Talks: “Access to justice for victims of violence against women: advancing the implementation of the Istanbul Convention“
08 December 2020
On 28 November 2020, the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) organized the third in a series of “Women Empowerment Talks” on the topic "Access to justice for victims of violence against women: advancing the implementation of the Istanbul Convention".
07 December 2020
The #EUinAction campaign was launched to highlight the work of the EU’s military and civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operations.
Women Empowerment Talks: “Role and sustainability of service providers for victims of gender-based violence: advancing the implementation of the Istanbul Convention“
04 December 2020
On 25 November, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) organized the second in a series of “Women Empowerment Talks” on the topic "Role and sustainability of service providers for victims of gender-based violence: advancing the implementation of the Istanbul Convention."
“Kosovo’s people should take a certain pride in the fact that Kosovo is not afraid to deal with its past”- The Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, in an in-depth one-on-one interview with ABC News
03 December 2020
30 November 2020
On 27 November, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) donated IT equipment and office furniture to the Centre for Social Work in Mitrovica South to support its work to assist citizens and families in need.
25 November 2020
On 20 November 2020, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) EULEX launched the first in a series of “Women Empowerment Talks”, focusing on the topic of women’s empowerment in the security institutions.
13 November 2020
Alexander Fassihi joined the EULEX family recently and took on the job of a Justice Monitor in our Case Monitoring Unit.
06 November 2020
The Heads of Mission of the EU and of Member States in Kosovo take note of the resignation of the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi.
Message by the Head of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
02 November 2020
“Today, we honor the journalists who were killed or are attacked in the exercise of their profession.
Against the odds – Ritva Vahakoski leads us through her rich career journey in the correctional service
30 October 2020
“Cell 21”, an autobiographic story of a prisoner in Finland, triggered the extraordinary desire of the then 19-year old Ritva to explore the challenging world of the correctional services.
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.
19 October 2020
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08 April 2020
On International Roma Day, we echo the calls for equal access to justice and protection from discrimination for Roma in Kosovo
07 April 2020
25 March 2020
We are faced with the temporary, but severe Covid 19-pandemic.
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.
18 March 2020
On 16 March 2020, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, held an introductory meeting with the Chief Prosecutor, Aleksander Lumezi.
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.
09 March 2020
On 9 March, EULEX handed over 200 computers, laptops and printers to the Civil Registration Agency
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.
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...
21 February 2020
On 20 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark...
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...
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...
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...
19 February 2020
On 18 February, the Head of EULEX, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, met with the Minister of Justice, Albulena Haxhiu...
14 February 2020
On 13 February, the Head of EULEX, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark...
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...
05 February 2020
On 30 January, EULEX delivered a basic life support training course for 16...
31 January 2020
On 30 and 31 January, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Kosovo for the first time...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...