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Prime Minister Thaci, architect of the crime in Kosovo? Eulex opens the investigation

(BRUSSELS2) The European “Rule of Law” mission (EULEX) in Kosovo opened, on Friday, a “Preliminary investigation” on the allegations contained in the investigation report written by Dick Marty at the Council of Europe. He claimed that (current Prime Minister) Thaci was at the head of the “Drenica group”, one of the architects of organized crime in Kosovo. A report from the BND (German intelligence) “ names Messrs. Haliti, Thaçi, Lluka and Haradinaj as key figures in organized crime (in Kosovo)” he mentions.

On the European side, we say we are determined to take “ these allegations very seriously ". Eulex has also called on the organizations or individuals involved, notably Dick Marty, to present evidence that can support such serious accusations. “ We understand the concerns about the need for witness protection in the region we explain at Eulex. Corn " we have every confidence in our own witness protection unit. Experience has already shown that it is capable of acting (…) for very sensitive cases ". Inasmuch as " mission for the rule of law, we work on the basis of facts and evidence. Without evidence, prosecutions cannot take place » specifies a press release from Eulex, where we feel a little offended by the distrust expressed by Dick Marty. “ If we receive this information our prosecutors will be ready to follow up (these leads) immediately. ».

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

2 thoughts on “Prime Minister Thaci, architect of the crime in Kosovo? Eulex opens the investigation"

  • Georges

    The problem, as Marty points out, is that EULEX currently has neither the staff nor the means to seriously conduct such an investigation. And above all, it only has a mandate in Kosovo. However, the investigation should extend to several other countries, first Albania where the organs were extracted, then Turkey where they were sent. The stubbornness of EULEX to control this investigation, while it has not yet shed light on any case of murder or disappearance of non-Albanians and that it is in the process of closing several files “without follow-up” ( including, a few days ago, the attack on a bus which claimed the lives of around fifteen Serbs in 2000), could not be mistaken for a cover-up of the organ trafficking affair.

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