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EU mission on rule of law in Kosovo will assume advisory role in June – PM

Kosovo’s prime minister has said that the European Union’s mission on the rule of law will assume an advisory role next month. Ramush Haradinaj met with Alexandra Papadopoulou, head of the EU mission EULEX, on Friday. They discussed the end of the mission’s role and its further process, the PM said, adding that after June 15 “the EULEX’s mandate will be advisory.” In 2008, when Pristina declared independence from Serbia, the EULEX mission supported Kosovo on its path to European integration in the areas of judiciary, police and customs. It has a staff of judges, prosecutors and police officers working alongside their local counterparts. EULEX also supports EU-facilitated talks between Kosovo and Serbia in areas related to the rule of law. Belgrade doesn’t recognize Kosovo’s independence.