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Press Release

EULEX-KFOR operation to re-establish freedom of movement

20 October 2011

This morning, EULEX and KFOR began a joint operation to re-establish freedom of movement in northern Kosovo. Barricades were removed and vehicle check points and roadblocks set up. These actions have been taking place near Gate 31 and also in the Zubin Potok area.

The overall aim is to improve the rule of law situation in this part of Kosovo. EULEX briefly detained some individuals near Gate 31 but they were later released. There have been some minor incidents.

EULEX asks for people to remain calm and to respect the rule of law This is expected by all Member States of the European Union.