Meeting in Brussels, the people of the Stabilisation as well as Association Council (SA Council) reviewed Kosovo’s improvement on the European course of its after publication of the European Commission’s 2021 Report on Kosovo.
The parties discussed latest developments concerning the fulfilment of the political requirements, and the state of play regarding the economic requirements, fiscal cooperation as well as implementation of the Stabilisation as well as Association Agreement.
The people welcomed Kosovo’s renewed commitment to the European path of its. They agreed on the importance to proceed with reforms, which includes the setup of the 2nd stage of the European Reform Agenda, and also construction on Kosovo’s accomplishments thus far. This calls for improved emphasis by almost all political actors, strengthening of the management capabilities combined with a good control building in the Kosovo institutions.
The parties reiterated the benefits of visa liberalisation for Kosovo people. The choice on the proposition is still under consideration in the Council. The people also took note of the good improvements in Kosovo’s economic development, in the light of latest projections by Kosovo institutions of 9.9 % for 2021.
The parties mentioned reform priorities in the aspects of the basic principles, and also observed the government’s resolve to improve rule of law, battle against corruption and organised crime, respect for basic rights; public administration reform; economic development; and also work and training. About the Specialist Chambers, the people appreciated the cooperation found by Kosovo authorities. The people agreed on the demand for ongoing dedication by Kosovo, in total compliance with the individual legitimate framework of its and the international obligations of its, with authentic initiatives to assure the principle of law, basic freedoms, work and justice on reconciliation.
The meeting underlined the benefits of positive engagement in the EU facilitated Dialogue to make a deal as well as attain an extensive legally binding normalisation agreement with Serbia. This Is essential as a way for Serbia and Kosovo to advance on the respective European paths of theirs. All past agreements have to be recognized and fully implemented.
The people agreed on the benefits of Kosovo’s constructive and active participation in local cooperation mechanisms, particularly the Common Regional Market as well as the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans as backed at the 2020 Sofia Summit, and of Kosovo taking full benefit of the Economic and Investment Plan, that will strengthen the region’s long term development, renewable recovery, wellness resilience and also digital and green transition, and assistance to progress on European path.
Kosovo informed about the goal of its use for membership.
The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr Albin Kurti. The Kosovo delegation included Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi and Minister Donika Gervalla, Minister Hekuran Murati, Minister Xhelal Svecla, Minister Liburn Aliu, and Deputy Minister Nita Shala. The EU delegation was led by High Representative for Foreign Affairs as well as Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell, and also provided Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy as well as Enlargement Negotiations, Mr Oliver Várhelyi, who represented the European Commission.