OSCE Mission in Kosovo to discuss combating environmental crime
PRISHTINË/PRIŠTINA, 4 October 2011 – The OSCE Mission in Kosovo will host a one-day seminar tomorrow on environmental crime for representatives of Kosovo institutions and international organizations.
The seminar is the first event of its kind in Kosovo to look at environmental crime matters. The aim of the seminar is to initiate multi-agency co-operation to combat environmental crime as an emerging form of organized crime, and to examine its municipal, Kosovo-wide and international aspects, such as illegal importation and disposal of hazardous waste, water and air pollution, illegal woodcutting, as well as gravel and sand exploitation.
The seminar will be attended by representatives of the Interior Ministry and the Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry, municipalities, Kosovo police and Interpol, as well as local and international environmental activists.
The Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Werner Almhofer, Interior Minister Barjam Rexhepi and Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Dardan Gashi will open the event.
Media are invited to attend the seminar opening on Wednesday, 5 October, at Hotel Emerald, at 10:00.