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Today, EULEX donated vehicles and other essential equipment to the Ministry of Justice.
The donation of the equipment has been signed by the Ministry of Justice, who will divide
the donated assets between the Kosovo Correctional Services and the Institute of Forensic
In this handover, the donation included 4 Nissan Patrol 4x4 vehicles to the Institute of Forensic Medicine and Mobile Radios including accessories and equipment to the Kosovo Correction Service. During the handover, the Ministry of Justice IFM, expressed their appreciation to EULEX in saying, “We are extremely satisfied. Thank you for the continued cooperation and support.”
Speaking of the donation, EULEX representative, Thomas Samsgaard said “The donation of equipment helps Kosovo institutions fulfil their tasks by supporting capacity-building initiatives”.
Yesterday, a group of 20 MA students from the Université de Strasbourg - page officielle studying European Security visited the EULEX Mission as part of a study trip to Kosovo. This is the sixth year that students from Université de Strasbourg have visited EULEX where over the course of a week they visit a variety of institutions to combine textbook theory with real-world application.
Yesterday, EULEX Head of Mission Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou met with the Missing Persons
Resource Centre (MPRC) co-chairs, Mr.Bajram Qerkini and Mr. Milorad Trifunović, at the
EULEX Headquarters in Pristina. EULEX subject matter experts were also present.
The Missing Persons Resource Centre, an NGO established in March 2017, is focused on coordinating the activities of the families of missing persons in Kosovo in their quest to shed light on the fate of their loved ones. The Centre is supported by UNMIK.
EULEX has been contributing to Kosovo’s search for the missing with a team of forensic experts who work in the Institute of Forensic Medicine within the Kosovo Ministry of Justice. Their efforts to help local authorities determine the fate of the missing are ongoing. In parallel, over the past years, EULEX has been training the local field team to conduct site assessments and exhumations.
Today the EULEX Head of Mission, Ms. Alexandra Papadopoulou met Prof. Adem Nura, Chairman
of the Kosovo Red Cross in EULEX headquarters. Members of the EULEX Recreational Advisory
Board and the national contingents representatives were also present.
The EULEX Head of Mission handed over a donation of 5,155.00 euros to the Chairman of the Kosovo Red Cross. The amount handed over was collected during a charity event organized by EULEX contingents and volunteering local staff members.
“This donation is from the EULEX staff, just like the previous years. I am sure it is in very good hands and will be put to very good use for those who need help the most”, said Head of Mission during the handover event.
Yesterday EULEX Prosecutor Ewa Korpi presented at the roundtable entitled, ‘Who Sets the
Agenda on Reporting on Organised Crime and Corruption’.
Organised by BIRN Kosovo, the discussion focused amongst other topics on access of information as a requirement of ensuring quality reporting on organised crime and corruption.
Yesterday, EULEX handed over various equipment including IT-Comms, Transport Vehicles and
Medical and Security items to the European Union Delegation in Albania. This donation is
part of the Mission support to EU efforts in this neighbouring country.
The Head of EULEX Alexandra Papadopoulou and the Head of Delegation of the European Union in Albania Romana Vlahutin attended the donation ceremony which was held at the EULEX Mission support compound in Pristina.
EULEX has a long tradition of donating vehicles and other equipment to Kosovo institutions as well as to other EU and international missions in support of capacity-building initiatives and implementation of best practices.
In response to the short supply of blood at the Blood Transfusion Centre of Kosovo, the EULEX Medical Unit organised a voluntary blood donation campaign on 7 December. Around 50 EULEX staff members responded to the call. The EULEX Medical Unit, in close coordination with the Blood Transfusion Centre, organises blood donation campaigns at least twice a year.