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On 7 June 2011, the Director General of the Police, Janko Goršek, hosted a reception for three police officers leaving to work with the EULEX (European Union Rule of Law Mission) mission in Kosovo.

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 From left to right: President of the Ministry of the Interior's Police Staff Selection Commission Branko Celar, Peter VorÅ¡ič, Director General of the Police Janko GorÅ¡ek, Gorazd Dreisiebner, Marjan Tavčar and Assistant Head of the International Police Operations Section (in the service of the Director General of the Police) Marjan Farič, M.A.

The mission members are as follows:

  • police officer Gorazd Dreisiebner of Maribor Police Directorate who has already served in Kosovo's UNMIK and EULEX missions;
  • senior criminal police officer Peter VorÅ¡ič of Maribor Police Directorate who has served in the UNMIK mission in Kosovo; and
  • police inspector Marjan Tavčar of Koper Police Directorate who is on his first civil mission.

The EULEX mission was launched in 2008 and is the largest EU mission thus far. It involves 27 member states and 6 non-EU countries, and is led out of Brussels. Its central aim is to assist and support the Kosovo authorities in building the rule of law, specifically in relation to the police, the judiciary and customs.

Since February this year the Slovenian police has seconded 17 police experts to the EULEX mission in Kosovo. One officer's mission concluded in May, three officers are about to return soon and will be substituted by Dreisiebner, Tavčar and Voršič. Slovenia will thus have 16 police experts serving in the EULEX mission in Kosovo.