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Kosovan* CT institutions reflect on the TE SAT report

Kosovan* counter-terrorism actors took part in a workshop related to the Terrorism situation and trends report of the EU (TE SAT) which took place on 30.09.2021 in Pristina. To that aim, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, namely from the office of the national CT/CVE Coordinator and Counter-Terrorism units of the Police, Intelligence Agency, Finance Intelligence Unit and Special Prosecutor’s office sat together to discuss the national contribution to TE SAT, pursuant to their roles and responsibilities.

The national actors, ranging from strategical to operational level shared their views and jointly agreed on adopting integration approach in improving their contribution to TE SAT.

It was consensual that the Office of the National CT/CV Coordinator has the main role on the coordination of the reporting process concerning the agenda for countering terrorism and violent extremism. Participants were also invited to reflect and exchange views on the role that Europol can play and facilitate the national contribution to TE SAT report.

The purpose of the workshop was to assess the existing TE SAT methodology, with a special emphasis on how to support the WB6 in an improved, adequate assessment and inter-regional exchange.

TE SAT is a situation report prepared by Europol on annual basis, which describes and analyses the outward manifestations of terrorism, i.e. terrorist attacks and activities. All six Western Balkan beneficiaries, including Kosovo* provide qualitative and quantitative data for the CT situation in the region which is embedded in a separate section of the TE SAT report. Consequently, CSC WB intends to foster six workshops on the national contributions of each beneficiary to the TE-SAT report, having organized the second one in Pristina as explained above, after the first workshop was held in Skopje.

CSC WB will continue to support the coordination, cooperation, networking and sharing of best practices on a common threat basis within the Western Balkans and with the EU.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

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