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Meeting via video conference on 30 November, the members of the Stabilisation and Association Council (SA Council) reviewed Kosovo’s progress on its European path following the publication of the European Commission’s 2020 Report on Kosovo.

Participants discussed recent key developments relating to the fulfilment of the political criteria, as well as the state of play concerning the economic criteria, financial cooperation and implementation of the 2015 Stabilisation and Association Agreement.

Main results

The informal meeting of the members of the SA Council reviewed, via video conference, the state of relations between the EU and Kosovo.

Concerning the relations under the Stabilisation and Association Process, the participants  discussed in particular:

  • political criteria
  • economic criteria
  • financial cooperation
  • implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

Partners also exchanged views regarding developments in the Western Balkans.

Reference: EUOK 03-20 ADM. Deadline EXTENDED to 30 November 2020.

No country in the world is on track to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, despite significant progress in advancing women’s and girls’ rights over the years. Moreover, the health and socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis are disproportionately affecting women and girls. To address this, the EU put forward an ambitious Gender Action Plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union.

Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward ambitious plans to promote gender equality and women's empowerment through all external action of the European Union.

Reference Number: LS 004/2020
Deadline for application: 15 December 2020

Reference Number: LS 003/2020
Deadline for application: 15 December 2020

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