Only three weeks after he was released from jail, the former MP and prominent politician was apprehended by police for allegedly influencing protected witnesses.
Bulgarian diplomat Nataliya Apostolova and Greek diplomat Alexandra Papadopoulou assumed their posts as EU office head and EULEX chief, respectively.
Recorded phone calls between Grabovci and other PDK leadership raise questions about the ruling party’s control over appointments to key state positions.
A new EULEX mandate is still necessary while convicted criminals are getting out of prison and leaving the country, the outgoing head of EULEX, Gabriele Meucci, says.
A former prosecutor who accused EULEX of corruption and is suing for wrongful termination has ensured that trial proceedings will be publicly accessible.