Borrell: EULEX gets Gendarmerie, Carabinieri reinforcements

NEWS 09.11.2022 09:30

European Union High Representative Josep Borrell said that the EULEX mission will continue its effort to ensure stability and security in Kosovo following the arrival of reinforcements.

According to Borrel, contingents from the Italian Carabinieri and European Gendarmerie Force deployed in Kosovo on Tuesday night to reinforce the EU mission.

“At these tense times in Kosovo, EU’s Rule of Law Mission EULEX fulfils its duty to ensure stability: gendarmes from the European Gendarmerie force and Carabinieri landed tonight to temporarily reinforce EULEX’s Formed Police Unit. EULEX will continue supporting a safe and secure environment,” the EU High Representative said in a Twitter post.

The KoSSev news portal recalled that the Serbs in the north of Kosovo walked out of institutions, including the police and judiciary, four days ago. Kosovo’s Internal Affairs Minister Xhelal Svecla confirmed that 578 Serb police officers resigned from the Kosovo police. The portal said that KFOR and EULEX have not increased their visible presence in the north but that EULEX confirmed that it had increased the number of its mobile patrols and was closely coordinating with the Kosovo police and KFOR.