Structured Dialogue on Rule of Law is inaugurated in BrusslesThe inaugural meeting of "Structured Dialogue Rule of Law", between the Government of the Republic of Kosovo and the European Commission was held today.
Delegation of the Government was composed by the head of delegation, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Dr. Hajredin Kuçi, Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Bajram Rexhepi and Minister of European Integration, Vlora Çitaku. Other participants in this delegation were the Chairman of the Kosovo Judicial Council Enver Peci, Chief State Prosecutor Ismet Kabashi, Supreme Court Fejzullah Hasani, Director of Kosovo Police, Shpend Maxhuni, heads of parliamentary committees, Ahmet Isufi, Lutfi Haziri and Arben Gashi, and the Director of Agency Hasan Preteni. The delegation met with Commissioner for Enlargement, tefan Füle, Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Cecilia Malmström and other representatives of the general directorates of the EC. During this meeting it was discussed in detail about the judiciary, fight against corruption and organized crime.
European Commission and Government of the Republic of Kosovo agreed that Kosovo should continue to work for justice sector reform in Kosovo. The government has informed the EC about theirr work towards the reform of the judicial system, through finalizing the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code and the work on amending the legislation to the Judiciary and Prosecution field. Regarding the fight against corruption, the government has presented on the steps taken within the National Council Against Corruption, and informed the Commission about the drafting of new legislation aimed at toughening the war is against organized crime and corruption.
Structured dialogue on the rule of law, shall henceforth be held twice a year in order to set priorities for reform in the rule of law and to monitor the results achieved in this field. The next meeting will be held shortly after the publication of the feasibility study for a Stabilization and Association Agreement.
One other important news in this meeting was given by Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, who confirmed that European Union Member States have taken note of the Roadmap for Visa Liberalisation proposed by the Commission and that the Roadmap will be given to the Institutions in mid June.
All represented institutions at the meeting reaffirmed the political commitment to undertake the necessary reforms which will also bring tangible results.