The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo  EULEX

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The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo EULEX 

is one of the largest Law-Enforcement Mission, under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), launched by EU Member States in February 2008, and reached full Operational capacity in April 2009. The central aim of the mission is to assist and support the Kosovo Authorities in the Rule of  Law area, specifically in the Police, Judiciary and Customs areas.

EULEX Police and Customs Officers EULEX 2009EULEX Customs and Police Officers received praise for their work 2009 ©The EULEX


EULEX implements its mandate through two operational objectives:

Through its “Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising (MMA)” objective
Through its “Executive” objective

It also  fosters contacts with Law-Enforcement and Police, Judicial Authorities in the Region and with INTERPOL and EUROPOL, to ensure their support to all investigations and liaises with relevant Serbian Authorities.  The mission consists mainly of:  Judges, Prosecutors, Law-Enforcement, Police Officers, and Customs Officials.

With the Headquarters in Pristina, EULEX has a unified Chain of Command to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and to EU Member States (Political and Security Committee). 

The Contributing Nations are from most of EU member States as well as Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.

Austrian Police in EULEX 2014 Aus.GovAustrian Law-Enforcement and their significant contributions in the EULEX Kosovo October 2014 © Osterreich BMI


USNational Guard with EULEX Kosovo 2010



The U.S National Guard working with KFOR and EULEX  2010 © The North Dakota National Guard


Follow News from EULEX



November 2016

Senior Police Adviser, Oliver Hoffmann (from Stuttgart Polizei) describes the role of EULEX  Police in Kosovo

2016 © EULEX



May 2016

EULEX on Border Security Training

The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo ‘EULEX’  upgrades the Expertise of its Border Security Officers 

EULEX Officers in Drug Detection Training Course at Pristina International Airport May 2016 May 11, 2106 © EULEX

In the first week of May, EULEX conducted a special Training for the Law-Enforcement on ‘Drug Detection Training Course’.  Described by EULUX Public Office, the training was delivered by two UK Border Force Trainers at Pristina International Airport (PIA), and aimed to upgrade the expertise of the  Kosovo Border Police and Customs Officers in the areas of:

 – Border Security
 – Detect/seizing all categories of prohibited drugs
 – And  control/interview and arrest the drug traffickers. May 11, 2106 © EULEX




The Leadership of Austria in EULEX

2-Austrian Police in EULEX 2014 Aus.GovAustrian Law-Enforcement in EULEX Kosovo 2014 ©Osterreich BMI

As a EU member State– in the last 50 years Austria has been one of the most important contributor to the European and International Law-Enforcement Missions in overseas, including in the recent years deployments in : Afghanistan, Georgia, Kosovo and Palestine.



September 2015

The United States ensured more support for EULEX in Kosovo

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Greg Delawie visited EULEX Headquarters 2015 The U.S Ambassador and the Head of EULEX, Kosovo, September 25,2015 ©The EULEX

The U.S Ambassador Greg Delawie to Kosovo met with the Head of EULEX Mission Gabriele Meucci at EULEX Headquarters to discuss range of issues on strengthening the Rule of Law in Kosovo. The meeting was also to ensure, the United States support for continuation of EULEX Mission.


August  2015

The Leadership of U.S Army and the National Guard in EULEX

The U.S Army and the National Guard from Alabama Train the EULEX

US and EULEX hold Training Sep 2015The U.S National Guard and the ‘EULEX CPF’  during training in Kosovo. August 31, 2015 ©The U.S Army/Sgt. Erick Yates

As a part of ongoing Training, in August 2015 the U.S. Army EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technicians form the Alabama National Guard’s 666th held a special Training for the Security Officers of the Close Protection Force from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo ‘EULEX’s CPF’ on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

The Training was formulated to upgrade, the Close Protection Force Unite of the EULEX, with the latest techniques on how to detect the explosive devices including the IEDs









































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