EU relations with Kosovo*

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  • 10/02/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina <p class="s4">I met today in Brussels with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa to resume the high level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina for the normalisation of relations. </p> 02/10/2015 00:00:00 02/10/2015 00:00:00 02/10/2015 00:00:00 02/10/2015 00:00:00 2015021000 090126248e52b8ea N 090126248e52b8ea /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_en.htm 5237 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina
  • 06/02/2015
    High level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina resuming on 9 February High level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina resuming on 9 February 02/06/2015 09:57:55 02/06/2015 09:57:55 02/06/2015 09:57:55 02/06/2015 09:57:55 2015020609 090126248e460005 N 090126248e460005 /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_en.htm 9357 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina resuming on 9 February
  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi <p>I was pleased to meet today Kosovo's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hashim Thaçi for the first time in my new capacity.</p> 12/18/2014 11:37:11 12/18/2014 11:37:11 12/18/2014 11:37:11 12/06/2015 11:37:11 2014121811 090126248dc246b8 N 090126248dc246b8 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.htm 10369 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi

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The EU Special Representative (EUSR), who is also Head of the EU Office, offers advice and support to the Government of Kosovo in the political process, provides overall coordination for the EU presence and contributes to the development and consolidation of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Kosovo.

Since 2008, the EU has maintained a Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). This is the largest civilian mission ever deployed under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), part of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).

The EU facilitates dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, with the aim of

  • promoting cooperation
  • achieving progress on the path to the European Union
  • improving people's lives.

Since October 2012, High Representative Catherine Ashton has been personally involved in facilitating a High-Level Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, which resulted in the historic "First agreement of principles governing the normalisation of relations" reached on 19 April 2013. This agreement and its implementation are a breakthrough in relations between both sides and led to concrete changes on the ground.

In October 2012, the European Commission published a Feasibility Study for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Kosovo. Soon after, the two parties started negotiating the agreement.

The European Commission issues an annual Progress Report assessing Kosovo's progress towards the European Union.

* This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the International Court of Justice Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence


For further information, see:

- Council conclusions