"[Kosovo’s] justice system has everything necessary to act in accordance with the law. There is no need for the EULEX mission," Tahiri stated, as quoted by the Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK).
In December, Kosovar President Hashim Thaci called for the EULEX to end in the middle of 2018, stressing that Kosovo's goal was to gain EU membership, but not to have permanent EU missions in the country.
In 2008, Kosovo unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia. While over 100 UN member states have officially recognized Kosovo, Serbia alongside Russia, China, Israel and several other countries have not recognized the move.