Organ trafficking

EU ready to launch investigation in Kosovo

27.01.2011 u 15:00


The European Union is ready to launch an investigation against any person in Kosovo should there be enough evidence to indicate their possible involvement in criminal activities, said Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the EU high representative for the common foreign and security policy.

The name of Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is mentioned in a recent Council of Europe report on organ trafficking in Albania during and after the conflict with Serbia.

Kocijancic was quoted by the French AFP news agency as saying on Wednesday that a probe would be launched into anybody against whom enough evidence exited.

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution asking Albania and Kosovo's authorities to step up a serious investigation into trafficking in organs from prisoners of the Kosovo Liberation Army (OVK) in the 1990s.

According to the report, outgoing Kosovo Prime Minister Thaci is one of the most influential people in the organised crime ring in Kosovo.