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Press release:No revenues collected- EULEX maintains presence at gates 1 and 31

27 June, 2009

In light of the recent repeated events in northern Kosovo where demonstrators have tried to prevent EULEX customs officers from carrying out their duties by setting up roadblocks and so-called civilian observation posts and dispersing continuous disinformation about the nature of the work EULEX is carrying out at gates 1 and 31, EULEX would like to reiterate that at no point has EULEX collected custom revenues. EULEX is, despite the recent attempts to prevent it, registering commercial goods and taking photocopies of licenses of truck drivers and the invoices listing the value and type of goods they are carrying, all in a transparent manner and in an effort to further decrease the smuggling.