PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Minister for Internal Affairs of Kosovo, Bajram Rexhepi, seemingly wont withdraw from beforehand reported statement about EULEX: “There is no good … God save us”. According to Kosovar media Rexhepi had a conversation with EULEX Deputy Head Andy Sparkes, after which he concluded: “I will not remove a point, or comma of what I said”. Reportedly Minister Rexhepi even continues his attacks: “EULEX has no readiness to act in the north. Obstacles will continue for months and years” he was quoted as saying in a debate on security in Kosovo.
There Rexhepi also stated, the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) would be present in Kosovo and EULEX police would know about it. In this context a report was presented, saying that “economic and political groups in the north are interested in keeping the status quo …, uncontrolled borders, … creating conditions for smuggling of goods from Serbia to Kosovo, and vice versa.”