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Chapter 7: Establishing the Rule of Law in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Contribution of the EU Civilian Missions

  • Efstathios T. FakiolasEmail author
  • Nikolaos Tzifakis
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Abstract

The chapter examines the efforts of the EU civilian missions deployed in BiH (EUPM) and Kosovo (EULEX) to advance the consolidation of state-building and the establishment of the rule of law. It tries to map out and assess their track record, with a view to shed light on successes and deficiencies. It argues that the more focused and well specific the activities taken up by the two missions have been, the more efficient and rewarding have been the results delivered on the ground. Equally important, the two missions have proved able to smoothly work to the benefit of their operational objectives whenever they have both stayed tuned with local interests and streamlined their practices with other EU policies active in the region.

Keywords

European Union Police Officer Organize Crime Police Service Political Interference 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge that research for this chapter was conducted with the support of a grant (Pelopas) provided by the Research Committee of the University of the Peloponnese. The authors would also like to thank the book editors for their comments and suggestions.

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  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International RelationsUniversity of the PeloponneseCorinthGreece

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