The Head of the EU Office in Kosovo/EUSR Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova, together with Kosovo Minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri, and Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Timo Soini, launched on Wednesday the EU funded Project "Further Strengthening the Correctional and Probation Services in Kosovo”.
The objective of the project is to support Kosovo in improving the standards of the Judiciary sector, by further strengthening the institutional framework of the penitentiary system. Finnish foreign minister, Timo Soioni, said that the aim of the project is to support Kosovo improve standards of the judiciary sector by strengthening institutional frame of the correctional system.
Head of the EU Office in Kosovo explaining the project said that the EU has invested 2 million Euro. She said that Kosovo correctional facilities are overcrowded and facing radicalism and violence.
“The project is financed by the EU and implemented by Finland and Kosovo. This project represents our joint commitment and aims at raising awareness. I want to mention construction of the high-security prison at the value of around 3 million Euro. Prisons are overcrowded, facing radicalism and violence. Social integration of the offenders is important,” said Apostolova.