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 implements its mandate through two operational objectives:
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.
The U.S National Guard working with KFOR and EULEX 2010 © The North Dakota National Guard
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Senior Police Adviser, Oliver Hoffmann (from Stuttgart Polizei) describes the role of EULEX Police in Kosovo
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EULEX on Border Security Training
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo ‘EULEX’ upgrades the Expertise of its Border Security Officers
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
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.
The United States ensured more support for EULEX in Kosovo
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.
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
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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