EU relations with Kosovo*

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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

 


News and Press ReleasesRSS

  • 17/04/2015
    A new meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina scheduled for 21 April A new meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina scheduled for 21 April <p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will be facilitating the next meeting of the high level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa in Brussels on Tuesday 21 April. </p> 04/17/2015 09:23:50 04/17/2015 09:23:50 04/17/2015 09:23:50 04/05/2016 09:23:50 2015041709 090126248f194c8d N 090126248f194c8d /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_en.htm 3979 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    A new meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina scheduled for 21 April
  • 14/04/2015
    Invitation to a background press briefing on the report by Professor Jean-Paul Jacqué on the review of the implementation of the mandate of EULEX Kosovo Invitation to a background press briefing on the report by Professor Jean-Paul Jacqué on the review of the implementation of the mandate of EULEX Kosovo <p><b><i/></b> </p> 04/14/2015 14:43:01 04/14/2015 14:43:01 04/14/2015 14:43:01 04/02/2016 14:43:01 2015041414 090126248f12870e N 090126248f12870e /statements-eeas/2015/150414_02_en.htm 3727 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150414_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150414_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150414_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Invitation to a background press briefing on the report by Professor Jean-Paul Jacqué on the review of the implementation of the mandate of EULEX Kosovo
  • 14/04/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the report by Jean-Paul Jacqué on the EULEX Kosovo mandate implementation in case of recent allegations Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the report by Jean-Paul Jacqué on the EULEX Kosovo mandate implementation in case of recent allegations 04/14/2015 00:00:00 04/14/2015 00:00:00 04/14/2015 00:00:00 04/02/2016 00:00:00 2015041400 090126248f180be0 N 090126248f180be0 /statements-eeas/2015/150414_01_en.htm 5451 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150414_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150414_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150414_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150414_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the report by Jean-Paul Jacqué on the EULEX Kosovo mandate implementation in case of recent allegations
  • 20/03/2015
    High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Belgrade and Pristina High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Belgrade and Pristina 03/20/2015 12:05:30 03/20/2015 12:05:30 03/20/2015 12:05:30 03/08/2016 12:05:30 2015032012 090126248ecf7496 N 090126248ecf7496 /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_en.htm 4669 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Belgrade and Pristina
  • 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

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