EU Official: Lives in Kosovo must not be jeopardized
28. April 2010. | 12:40
Source: EMGportal, Beta
The European Union believes the life of ordinary people in Kosovo must not be jeopardized over removing Serbian mobile telephony facilities and has asked Pristina to assist those who were most gravely affected first.
The European Union believes the life of ordinary people in Kosovo must not be jeopardized over removing Serbian mobile telephony facilities and has asked Pristina to assist those who were most gravely affected first. This is what Maja Kocijancic, press officer for European High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Katherine Ashton, told BETA on April 27, in Brussels.
The work of the EULEX mission in Kosovo is under Ashton's jurisdiction.
Kocijancic also stressed that the EU condemned violent attacks on relay stations in northern Kosovo, because, she stressed, such violence did not contribute to finding quicker solutions for the overall situation in Kosovo.
Kocijancic also conveyed Brussels' position that the attacks on the relays must be thoroughly investigated.
We seek that Pristina assist those who were most affected by "last week's operations" and reduce their consequences, the spokeswoman concluded.
According to sources in the European Commission, there has been no contact with Belgrade on solving the new situation in Kosovo.
We remind that Foreign ministers of the European Union stated in Luxembourg on Monday that they are satisfied with the results EULEX mission had so far achieved in Kosovo and Metohija, because it had supported justice and law enforcement bodies under difficult circumstances.
According to this evaluation, EULEX had also made progress in the area of implementation of reforms of the rule of law, including indictments and trials in sensitive criminal cases.
The EU council of ministers also underscored that the mission plays a specific role in strengthening stability in the region in keeping with its European prospects.
The Council also expressed its support to the approach the mission is implementing in the fight against organized crime and corruption, welcoming the efforts to step up the presence and activities of the mission in the north of Kosovo, together with other representatives of the European Union, and through the setting up of the European Union House in Kosovska Mitrovica.