Romanian gendarme selected for higher position in EULEX Kosovo mission

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Colonel Marian Petre was appointed as the head of Special Police Department within the EULEX Kosovo mission (European Union Rule of Law Mission), following the selection made in the unit named Planning and Management Capacity of the EU Civil Missions, one of the units established within the European External Action Service (EEAS).

This is the highest position featured in the EULEX Kosovo organogram regarding the planning dimension of the police operations, reads a release the Ministry of Administration and the Interior (MAI) and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent to Agerpres. This success was the result of the joint moves carried out by the Romanian institutions with competence in the field, a process that required an efficient coordination between the MAI and the MAE.

According to the release, Marian Petre was trained within the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Gendarmerie and he successfully passed through all the stages of his professional carrier.

Regarding the international environment, he took many specialized courses on public order, as well as on the peacekeeping missions. Moreover, the colonel took part, in his capacity as an expert and also Interior Ministry representative, in the Working Group meetings that drew up the UN Doctrine of managing the Formed Police Units (FPU), the above-quoted source says.

Following the expertise and the experience the Romanian Gendarmerie put at his disposal, Marian Petre has held the position of Chief of the International Mission Deployment in the Kosovo operation theatre, under the EULEX mandate since 2010, with 115 officers under his command.AGERPRES

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