Kosovo Police to fight crimes in Serb populated northern Kosovo

KP1PRISTINA, Kosovo — Reportedly the Kosovo Police Forces are expected to intervene in the predominantly Serb populated  northern Kosovo in the third week of May. As to Kosovo media, the director general of the Kosovo Police, Reshat Maliqi, stated that foreseen activities are based on an operational plan with the aim to hit criminal networks. According to Maliqi, the Kosovo Police launched several changes in its chain of command in order to implement according activities. This process is said to be finished in a few days: "… after Thursday, there will be something" Maliqi said. 

As to Kosovo media, Kosovo Police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo approached EULEX with the request to cooperate on targeting several key points of crime in the north. Despite this EULEX spokesman James Nickolls was quoted as saying that "currently there is nothing new that is likely to happen for any joint action between EULEX and the Kosovo Police or action plan for the north".

Nevertheless EULEX Head Xavier de Marnhac in the meantime announced to establish a task force of EULEX police, justice and customs officers with special focus on fighting organized crime in northern Kosovo.

In the past the European Union rule-of-law mission in Kosovo – EULEX -faced repeated complaints regarding its inactivity in providing law and order equally particularly in the northern Kosovo municipalities. Recently Kosovo parliament members even expressed their believe, EULEX would cooperate with Serbian parallel structures. KON / NK

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 - Daily Mail 27/09/2016
    3 bears revisited: they've got a new home in KosovoDaily MailTIRANA, Albania (AP) — 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 »
  • Minister: Extremism 'exported' to Kosovo from other regions - Fox News 26/09/2016
    Fox NewsMinister: Extremism 'exported' to Kosovo from other regionsFox NewsUNITED NATIONS – 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. Authorities ...The Latest: Ko […]
  • 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 ...
  • 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 InternationalIn an interview with Sputnik, Kosovo political analyst Stefan Filipovic said that bringing the opposition into the talks would undermine Serbia's position and encourage the opposition parties in Belgrade to demand a place for themselves at the ...an […]
  • 500 homeless after fire rips though Kosovo Informal Settlement - Eyewitness News 27/09/2016
    Eyewitness News500 homeless after fire rips though Kosovo Informal SettlementEyewitness NewsFire and rescue services' Liesl Moodie says, “Just after 8pm last night the City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Services responded to Kosovo Informal Settlement, where approximately 100 wooden iron structures were destroyed by fire. The city's Disaster  […]
  • 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 ...and more »
  • 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 […]
  • Hacker who aided IS sentenced to 20 years in US prison - BBC News 23/09/2016
    International Business TimesHacker who aided IS sentenced to 20 years in US prisonBBC NewsA 21-year-old has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the US after passing details on American military personnel to so-called Islamic State (IS). Ardit Ferizi from Kosovo pleaded guilty to charges of providing material support to America's enemies ...Who Is Ar […]
  • Kosovo emerges from the sporting wilderness for their first World Cup campaign - Daily Mail 04/09/2016
    Daily MailKosovo emerges from the sporting wilderness for their first World Cup campaignDaily MailTwenty five years since Kosovo's footballers rebelled against ruling Yugoslavia and finally the tiny Balkan nation is emerging from the sporting wilderness for its first World Cup campaign. 'It is a special moment, very emotional and very important ... […]
  • 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 »

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