Council of EU: Human organ trafficking trials outside Kosovo
BRUSSELS -- The Council of the European Union decided on Monday to mandate EULEX to support the judicial proceedings on alleged human organ trafficking in Kosovo in 1999.
The Council of the EU decided to mandate EULEX to support the judicial proceedings relocated from Kosovo that arise from the investigation by the EU Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) into the allegations contained in prosecutor Dick Marty's CoE report on the human organ trafficking in Kosovo and Albania in 1999.
EULEX has the mandate to assist and support Kosovo's authorities in the fields of police, judiciary and customs, and the available budget for financing the mission by June next year amounts to around EUR 56 million, the Council of the EU stated on Monday.
In late 2010, Marty submitted his report to the CoE Parliamentary Assembly, accusing Kosovo Prime Minister Hasim Taci, as a leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), and his close associates of organizing human organ trafficking and killing Serb and ethnic Albanian captives.
SITF Chief Prosecutor Clint Williamson, who mostly confirmed the allegations from Marty's report, stated that the trials would start in the summer of 2015. In the meantime, his term of office came to an end, so the EU will appoint a new prosecutor.
Friday 26.09.2014 | 10:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic, pointed out on Thursday in talks with NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow about Kosovo situation.
Wednesday 24.09.2014 | 12:40 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- ’’The Government will put a stop to all embezzlements of state funds in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM)’’, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Aleksandar Vulin said.
Monday 22.09.2014 | 16:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PRISTINA -- Head of EULEX Bernd Borchardt is set to leave his office, the daily Danas from Belgrade has reported.
Thursday 18.09.2014 | 14:27 | Source: Ria novosti, Tanjug | Comments: (34) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Kosovo joining sanctions imposed against Russia "can only cause a smile," the head of the Duma Foreign Affairs Committee, Aleksei Pushkov, has said.
Thursday 18.09.2014 | 09:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Belgrade and Priština working groups agreed to expand the freedom of movement agreement to Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport and a number of border crossings.
Wednesday 17.09.2014 | 14:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serb List is ready to take part in a future Kosovo government that will not have representatives of the Self-Determination Movement, it has been announced.
Wednesday 17.09.2014 | 12:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Working groups of Belgrade and Priština late on Tuesday reached an agreement on free movement that relates to Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport.
Wednesday 17.09.2014 | 11:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (23) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The police in Kosovo on Wednesday morning arrested 15 persons suspected of involvement in terrorism, among them the imam of the Grand Mosque in Priština.
Friday 12.09.2014 | 16:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić met on Friday with UN Secretary General Representative and Head of the UN Office in Belgrade Peter Due.
Friday 12.09.2014 | 13:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (36) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The government in Priština led by outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaci "plans to introduce sanctions against Russia," according to media reports.
Thursday 11.09.2014 | 14:04 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serb List will request postponement of the planned continuation of the inaugural session of the Kosovo assembly, scheduled for Friday.
Thursday 11.09.2014 | 12:00 | Source: Danas | Comments: (4) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- A member of the Self-Determination Movement, a party led by Albin Kurti, will in he future represent Priština in the technical dialogue with Belgrade.
Wednesday 10.09.2014 | 16:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
ZUBIN POTOK -- Kosovo Office Director Marko Đurić says Serbia's national interest in Kosovo and in other places in Serbia is "best protected through production."
Monday 8.09.2014 | 11:37 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Office for Kosovo Director Marko Đurić said the Sept. 5 consultations with EU representatives on Chapter 35, including the issue of Kosovo, were "successful."