Statement of the Head of Mission of EULEX Kosovo

17 August 2023

On 17 August, the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law in Kosovo (EULEX), Giovanni Pietro Barbano, stated on the social media platform X, formerly called Twitter:

“Looking with concern at the recent resignations of three newly recruited Kosovo Serbs members of the Kosovo Police. EULEX is closely following these worrisome developments. Police composition should reflect and represent the society they serve and protect.

Non-majority members of Kosovo Police can contribute to the safety of their own communities through community-oriented policing. The Mission is committed to supporting Kosovo Police’s efforts aimed at developing effective, efficient, representative, and responsive policing in the broader Rule of Law scope.”