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On October 25th, Mr. Filippo Musca, Deputy Director of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, and Ms. Stefania Lentinello, Program Officer, attended the 4th Steering Committee of the Twinning Project “Strengthening Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency of the Judicial and Prosecutorial System in Kosovo in Pristina, funded by the European Commission.

The Siracusa International Institute is the ad hoc mandated body of the Italian High Judicial Council (CSM) supporting the scientific and logistical management of the project.  The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the rule of law in Kosovo by strengthening the independence, efficiency, transparency and sustainability of the judiciary and prosecutorial system.

The opening remarks of the committee were given by the project leader, Mr. Lavdim Krasniqi, and then additional remarks were given by the Italian project leader, Mr. Giulio Adilardi and the junior project leader, Mr. Yves Charpenel. The meeting was also attended by the EU Office Task Manager, Ms. Julia Jacoby, the Chair of Kosovo Judicial Council, Mr. Nehat Idrizi, the Chair of Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, Mr. Blerim Isufaj, and the resident twinning advisers, Ms. Maria Cristina di Cocco and Ms. Laura Liguori.

The Twinning project in Kosovo was officially launched in 2016 and it will last until March 2019.

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