The European Commission is planning to set aside 6.5 million Euro within the scope of a program with the aim to support the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, as well as implement European standards, reported the RT.

“The program is aimed at strengthening the sector of internal affairs, among other things, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kosovo and the structures that are dependent on it, as well as aligning it with European standards,” said the document.

It is assumed that the European Commission’s project will ensure improved security in Kosovo. The Commission is prepared to set aside 6.5 million Euro out of the European budget to realize the project.

As the European Commission clarified, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo and its structures will be a direct partner, including the police, the agency for forensic medical expertise, and municipalities.

Through this project, the European Commission is planning to assist the Ministry of Internal Affairs in improving the process of preparing laws and facilitate its implementation in order to align it with the legislation of the European Union. Apart from that, they will organize staff training and expand cooperation between the Kosovo institutions and Europol.

The European Commission believes that the results of the project “will be felt by the citizens in the shape of a more thorough respect for the principle of the rule of the law, given that peace and security in Kosovo will follow”.

Expert of the International Institute of Humanitarian and Political Studies Vladimir Bruter clarified that Brussels was seeking to introduce Western instructions into Kosovo’s internal processes. It is his belief that this project will make it possible for European authorities to control the election of high-ranking officials.

“Opening and closing criminal matters and procedural requests will be aligned with the general rules that are in effect in the European Union. Apart from that, the instructors may play a significant role in selecting the leading staff in Kosovo. They have a right to remove all those who are, in their opinion, unreliable,” said Bruter.

Earlier, the European Union’s chief of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell called on the leaders of Serbia and the self-proclaimed Kosovo to negotiate following the deterioration of the situation at the border.

The government of the provisional Priština institutions published an announcement on August 1, saying that the citizens of Serbia attempting to enter Kosovo and Metohija will be issues “an entry and exit document”, and to re-register Serbian documents on the territory of Kosovo. This caused a series of protests by ethnic Serbs who live on the territory of the self-proclaimed republic, leading to a conflict with the police. The Regulation’s entry into force has been delayed until September 1.