EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security, Catherine Ashton, wrote a letter to the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, through which she informs Madam President with the decision to dispatch an observing mission for the June 8th elections.
The letter states:
Thank you for your invitation of 8 May to observe the legislative elections in Kosovo on 8 June. I believe that the deployment of the Election Observation Mission in 2013 contributed to the transparency and the inclusiveness of the electoral process.
After consultations with Member States and the European Parliament, I am also pleased to inform you that an EU Election Mission will be deployed. I am also pleased to inform you that I have appointed MEP Roberto Gualtieri to lead the Election Observation Mission, as he did for the municipal elections last year.
I am confident that the mission will contribute to enhance the transparency of the process and have instructed my services to be in contact with the relevant authorities in order to discuss all technical aspects ahead the Election Observation Mission.