§ Mr. Vaz
The UK, along with its EU and G8 partners, has been discussing regularly with UNMIK the need for timely international support. The UK has already given $2 million this year and is in discussion with UNMIK about the allocation of a further $8 million. The EU has earmarked 45 meuros this year in budgetary support to UNMIK of which a first tranche of 10 meuros is scheduled to be made on 1 March.
§ Mr. Vaz
The UK is in regular contact with the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Daan Everts, about all aspects of the OSCE' s efforts in Kosovo, including police training. We are not aware of any representations made by Commissioner Fredriksen to the UK for additional resources needed to train local police in Kosovo.
We have recently increased our contribution of international police trainers to the OSCE Police School to 40 officers (25 per cent. of the international training staff currently in post).616W
So far 349 recruits have graduated from the Police School. A further 250 recruits started their training on 22 February 2000.
We have also offered to pay £50,000 towards the cost of providing an independent water supply to the OSCE Police Training School.