EU supports institutions and strengthening of law and order in Kosovo

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti received today in a meeting Francisco Esteban Perez, Commander of Civilian Operations of the European Union, at the same time Director of Civil Planning and Conduct in the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The meeting was also attended by Kauko Aaltomaa, Head of the EUPOL COPPS Mission, at the same time Head of the Operations Division, as well as the Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX), Mr. Lars Gunnar Wigemark.
 
The importance of cooperation between security institutions and the judiciary was discussed with senior EU officials. They expressed the commitment and readiness of the European Union to continue supporting the institutions and strengthening law and order in Kosovo.
 
Prime Minister Kurti said that during these months of the government, there is institutional stability, democratic legitimacy, and high trust in institutions by citizens which he assessed as great social progress. He briefed Mr. Perez on the reforms launched in the justice system and the institutional commitment to fighting crime and corruption.
 
This meeting comes at the time of the adoption of the Rule of Law Strategy, the draft Criminal Procedure Code, and the Law on the Anti-Corruption Agency, which was singled out by the Prime Minister as actions that will strengthen and advance the justice system and the fight against crime and corruption.
 
Prime Minister Kurti stressed that during the eight months of government, the Kosovo Police has conducted about 500 operations, about 900 raids, and destroyed 41 criminal groups. 
 
“At the same time, we have approved the concept document for vetting towards an active and energetic prosecution, as well as an effective and efficient judiciary,” he said.