Shulz: EULEX to help, not to interfere

Shulz: EULEX to help, not to interfere Brussels - President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulze, in an interview with...Photo 1/1
Written by M-Magazine Thursday, 26 April 2012 | 14:32

Brussels - President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulze, in an interview with Radio Free Europe, said that EULEX should not undertake the role of a supranational police, interfering directly in the internal affairs of Kosovo.


"EULEX is an international organization of foreigners and it should contribute to them (Kosovo institutions) to deal with certain issues on their own, and not assume the role of a supranational police directly interfering in the internal affairs”, Schulze said.

Schulz said that EULEX has done much to improve the security situation, but there are some issues that, according to him, local structures should operate more.
"EULEX has done much to improve the security situation to support the creation of the judicial structure. But I doubt they can do more for war crimes, because success in this area has always been achieved when the respective countries have dealt with this thing, " Schulz said.

But what could this mechanism do to change the minds of five EU member states, which are still reluctant to recognize Kosovo?. Schulz himself gives the answer
 
"We did what we could, to recognize Kosovo and support it. I followed closely the debate on Serbia's candidacy and how the EU as a whole urged Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s sovereignty, while its five states do not recognize Kosovo, and this was a controversial issue. The problem is now resolved and I think that within the approach of Serbia and Kosovo to the EU, the reluctance of these EU countries will disappear, “Schulz said