Welcome to the website of the European Union Office and the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo.
As you navigate through the website, you will find out what we are doing to promote closer ties between the European Union and Kosovo. You will learn more about the history of the European Union, and about Kosovo’s European perspective strengthened through the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo, in force since 2016.
The EU in Kosovo is the gateway to represent all the European Union institutions. One of our main tasks in this respect is to meet an increasing demand for information. I hope that our website will help people better understand the European Union, and provide a basis for open discussion on issues related to bilateral co-operation with the EU. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.
Our website provides access to information on key documents regarding the relations between the EU and Kosovo and its progress on the European path.
The financial instruments in support of this effort make the EU the biggest investor, trade partner and donor in Kosovo. With a generous contribution of its taxpayers, the EU puts almost 100 million euro a year at the disposal of Kosovo to make the sustainable economic development a reality. In total, this support has amounted to 2.5 billion euro since 1999.
I hope you will find the website and our social media useful. You are of course most welcome to give your opinion and suggestions which will help us develop the platforms further.
Head of EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative
Ambassador Szunyog is a Czech diplomat, with a long experience with EU affairs and service in South East Europe.
Ambassador Szunyog previously served as Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU Political and Security Committee. Prior to that, he was Director of the Security Policy Department and South East European Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. He was also Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to Slovenia.
Ambassador Szunyog graduated in International Relations in 1990 and joined the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992.
Ambassador Szunyog is married and has two children. He speaks English, Russian, French, Slovenian and Bosnian.
Ambassador Szunyog took up the post of Head of the EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative on 1 September 2020.