Kosovo Minister: God save us from EULEX

Bajram.RexhepiPRISTINA, Kosovo — Unusual harsh words against the EU ‘rule-of-law-mission’ in Kosovo – EULEX – were used by former Kosovo Prime Minister and current Minister for internal affairs Bajram Rexhepi: “There is no good from EULEX. God save us from EULEX” the minister was quoted as saying by Kosovar media. In this particular case Minister Rexhepi expressed his anger concerning the refusal of EULEX police to confiscate Serbian car plates used by Serb Kosovars in the north of the country. …

As from the perspective of the Kosovar government these plates are illegal. This refusal therefore appears symptomatic for EULEX’ incapability to equally implement rule of law all over Kosovo – which is said to be the missions’ main objective.

However, Rexhepi’s frustration addresses multiple issues regarding duties of the EULEX mission: As the main failure Rexhepi points out EULEX’ unwillingness to return Kosovar judges back to the courts at the Serb dominated north of the Kosovo territory. The judges were forced to leave by violent Serbian protestors short after the day of Kosovo’s declaration of independence in February 2008. At the same time EULEX is accused to tolerate Serbian parallel administration and justice-structures outside the legal framework of the Republic of Kosovo. According to Rexhepi "in all these cases EULEX didn’t react as obliged through its mandate".

This whole situation may cause tension. Besides ongoing rejection against EULEX by Kosovar opposition parties, Rexhepi’s anger now finds support also from Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Hajredin Kuci. "I don’t deal with individual statements, but what I can say is that Minister Rexhepi and others want order and law, and on this we wish to have cooperation with EULEX" Kuci said. Further on he stated, that there is no conflict with EULEX and that Minister Rexhepi wouldn’t question "… why Eulex is working, but why it is not working."

KON / NEWS > KOSOVO.

This article was first published on Technorati – Politics.

  


Filed under: Media Reports, , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

RSS Kosovo News

  • 3 bears revisited: they've got a new home in Kosovo - Fox News 27/09/2016
    Fox News3 bears revisited: they've got a new home in KosovoFox NewsTIRANA, Albania – Three bears rescued from neglect in Albania have gone to a better place — Kosovo. The brown bears — Pashuk, Tomi and Xhina — were released Tuesday at the Forest of Bears sanctuary in Pristina, where Austria-based Four Paws ...and more »
  • Normalization and Its Opposition: Serbia-Kosovo Talks Hit a Snag - Sputnik International 27/09/2016
    Sputnik InternationalNormalization and Its Opposition: Serbia-Kosovo Talks Hit a SnagSputnik InternationalThe stalling talks in Brussels on the normalization of ties between Serbia and Kosovo could grind to a virtual standstill if Kosovo's opposition parties join in, but ...and more »
  • 500 homeless after fire rips though Kosovo Informal Settlement - EWN - Eyewitness News 27/09/2016
    Eyewitness News500 homeless after fire rips though Kosovo Informal Settlement - EWNEyewitness NewsFirefighters were deployed last night after about a hundred structures caught fire.500 people left destitute as fire destroys 100 shacks in Kosovo | IOLIndependent Onlineall 3 news articles »
  • Minister: Extremism 'exported' to Kosovo from other regions - The Seattle Times 26/09/2016
    The Seattle TimesMinister: Extremism 'exported' to Kosovo from other regionsThe Seattle TimesUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kosovo's foreign minister said Monday that other nations have exported violent extremism to his country, which has seen a greater percentage of its citizens fight for the Islamic State group than any other nation in Europe ...The […]
  • Kosovo Prosecution Admits Not Investigating Village Killings - Balkan Insight 27/09/2016
    Balkan InsightKosovo Prosecution Admits Not Investigating Village KillingsBalkan InsightA Kosovo Special Prosecution spokesperson has told BIRN that only two cases were ever opened into the deadly violence in the village of Mushtisht/Mustiste in 1999, and both of them are now closed after the criminal charges were dismissed. The admission ...
  • Expert level Kosovo dialogue resumes in Brussels - B92 26/09/2016
    B92Expert level Kosovo dialogue resumes in BrusselsB92The Office for Kosovo responded by announcing that Tahiri would next week "get only another headache trying to explain another false promise - unless she previously accepts to return Telekom Srbija's property in the province, and provide unimpeded ...Kosovo could get +383 international dialling […]
  • Kosovo organ trafficking inquiry chief vows to investigate all evidence - The Guardian 16/09/2016
    The GuardianKosovo organ trafficking inquiry chief vows to investigate all evidenceThe GuardianThe chief prosecutor appointed to a specialist court in The Hague investigating the alleged trafficking of human organs during the Kosovo war has said he will follow any evidence that is uncovered. David Schwendiman, a former US federal prosecutor who ...Kosovo Pro […]
  • Passport Index: Kosovo citizens isolated as North Koreans - - Global News Network 26/09/2016
    Global News NetworkPassport Index: Kosovo citizens isolated as North Koreans -Global News NetworkKosovo is ranked below many African states such as Nigeria, Congo, Liberia and Burundi, and is ranked in the same level with North Korea. Kosovo passports ...and more »
  • United States will veto Jeremic because of Kosovo - report - Politics ... - B92 26/09/2016
    B92United States will veto Jeremic because of Kosovo - report - Politics ...B92Latest Serbia news in English, latest Kosovo news in English, Serbian economy news, Serbian business news, Serbian politics news, Balkan regional news in ...and more »
  • World Bank confirms Kosovo's 2016 GDP growth forecast at 3.6% - SeeNews 27/09/2016
    World Bank confirms Kosovo's 2016 GDP growth forecast at 3.6%SeeNewsPRISTINA (Kosovo), September 27 (SeeNews) - Kosovo's real GDP growth will slow down to 3.6% in 2016 from an estimated 3.9% in 2015, the World Bank said on Tuesday, confirming its June projection. "Prolonged political instability and lack of agreement ...and more »

RSS Kosovo News Topix

  • Slobodan Milosevic's Infamous Church is Illegal 25/09/2016
    The Serbian Church in the Heart of Pristina University Campus is an illegal, primitive and anti-civilization political act. This is because it symbolizes infamous history when dictator Slobodan Milosevic conquered Kosovo by paramilitary and police forces.
  • Kosovo's Booby-Trapped Field of Dreams 23/09/2016
    Serbian scholar Ivan Colovic's new book is a powerful study of the struggle for mythmaking rights to a signal event in Balkan history. Smrt na Kosovu polju: Istorija kosovskog mita , by Ivan Colovic.
  • Serbia continues dialogue on Kosovo, seeks integration into EU, Prime Minister tells UN 22/09/2016
    Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak 22 September 2016 - Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic today stressed that his country refuses to recognize the unilaterally declared independence […]
  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts 17/09/2016
    President Obama said, "These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them."
  • UN rights expert calls for durable solutions for the displaced in Serbia and Kosovo 17/09/2016
    "All durable solutions for the internally displaced persons should remain as options open to them, and must be delinked from political processes," said the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons , Chaloka Beyani in a news release issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights . "I urge the […]

RSS EU Kosovo

RSS Balkan News