PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo's prime minister says that the European Union's mission on the rule of law will turn into an advisory role next month.
Ramush Haradinaj met Friday with Alexandra Papadopoulou, head of the EU mission known as EULEX, to talk about the end of the mission's role and its further process, saying that after June 15 "the EULEX's mandate will be advisory."
In 2008, when Pristina declared independence from Serbia, the EULEX mission started to support Kosovo on its path to European integration in the 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, which doesn't recognize Kosovo's independence, in areas related to rule of law.