Kosovo-EU Relations

Dec-2015The Government of the Republic of Kosovo adopted the National Program on SAA Implementation.
Nov-2015The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo ratified the Stabilization and Association Agreement;
Oct-2015The Government of the Republic of Kosovo adopts the Stabilization and Association Agreement;
Oct-2015The Republic of Kosovo and European Union signed the Stabilization and Association Agreement in Strasbourg;
Jul-2014The SAA was approved in principle by the Chief Negotiators, by initialing it in Brussels;
May-2014The final meeting of the Chief Negotiators on SAA took place in Prishtina;
Mar-2014The fifth round of negotiations on SAA (focused on the Title II on the political dialogue) took place and was concluded;
Feb-2014The fourth round of negotiations on SAA took place;
Dec-2013The third round of negotiation on SAA took place;
Nov-2013The second round of negotiations on SAA took place, where the negotiation on Titles IV, V and VI are concluded and the negotiations on Titles I, III, VII, VIII, IX and X are opened;
Oct-2013The negotiations between Kosovo and EU on SAA commenced. In the first round were negotiated the Titles IV, V and VI;
Jun-2013Kosovo becomes a member in the Development Bank of the European Council;
Jun-2013Kosovo signs the framework agreement with the European Investment Bank.
Apr-2013EC published the monitoring report on the implementation of the short-term criteria of the Feasibility Study for SAA, confirming that Kosovo has met all short-term criteria for commencing negotiations on SAA;
Feb-2013EC published the first assessing report on the implementation of the Roadmap for Visa Liberalization;
Dec-2012EU Council approves the Commission proposal for commencing negotiation for SAA with Kosovo;
Sep-2012Kosovo submitted to EC the first report of readiness on meeting the criteria of the Roadmap for Visa Liberalization;
Jun-2012EC submitted to Kosovo the Roadmap for Visa Liberalization;
Jun-2012The Government of Kosovo submitted to EC the report for Feasibility Study for SAA;
May-2012EC and Kosovo commenced the Structured Dialogue on Rule of Law;
May-2012The Government of the Republic of Kosovo, after being served with the questionnaire for Feasibility Study for SAA, commenced the drafting of the report for Feasibility Study;
Oct-2011The European Commission, through the Progress Report, recommended the initiation of the Feasibility Study for the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with Kosovo;
Sep-2011Minister Çitaku and the Albanian Minister of the European Integration, Mrs. Majlinda Bregu, signed in Prizren the joint project between Kosovo and Albania on the Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) within the second component of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)
Sep-2011Minister Çitaku visited London to discuss the European perspective and the process which Kosovo is undergoing towards the European Integration.
 Meetings have been held with Senior Legal Officials of Great Britain, Mr. David Lidngton, Minister for Europe, Mr. Andrew Mitchell, Director for Olympic and Paralympic Games, Mr. Simon Manley, Director for Europe, Mr. Steven O’Brian, Permanent Secretary in the Department for International Development, Mr. Daniel Fearn, Mr. Ian Cliff and Mr. David Riley, as well as other meetings with Senior State Officials in the United Kingdom.
 The roundtable on the topic “European Perspective of Kosovo” took place in Chatham House of London. Minister Çitaku spoke on relations of Kosovo with European Union and the place of Kosovo in Europe.
Sep-2011Minister Çitaku submitted to Mr. Khaldoun Sinno, Acting Head of the European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo, the second input of the authorities of the Republic of Kosovo on the Progress Report 2011 on Kosovo, summarizing the most important achievements on addressing the challenges of the previous Progress Report.
Aug-2011Ministry of European Integration and Liaison Office of the European Commission in Kosovo launched the cycle of the programming of the national part of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2012
Jul-2011The joint project between Kosovo and Macedonia on Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) was signed in Shkup within the second component of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).
Jul-2011The second meeting of the Joint Committee on Monitoring the EU assistance for Kosovo.
Jul-2011The second plenary meeting of the Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue between the authorities of the Republic of Kosovo and European Commission, whereby are discussed the achievements from the publication of the Progress Report 2010 on Kosovo and priorities of the European Agenda for the following period are determined.
Jun-2011The Government of the Republic of Kosovo adopts the Regulation no. 04/2011 on Donor Coordination, which stipulates institutional domestic structures in this field and their responsibilities.
Jun-2011The second meeting of the Sub-Committee on Economy, Finances and Statistics took place in Prishtina within the Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue.
May-2011The second meeting of the Sub-Committee on Trade, Industry, Customs and Taxes took place in Brussels within the Stabilization and Association Agreement.
May-2011The second meeting of the Sub-Committee on Innovation, Human Capital, Social Policy and Information Society took place in Prishtina within the Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue.
May-2011Minister Çitaku submitted to Mr. Khaldoun Sinno, Acting Head of the European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo, the first input of the authorities of the Republic of Kosovo on the Progress Report 2011 for Kosovo, summarizing the most important achievements in addressing the challenges of previous Progress Report.
Apr-2011The second meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Internal Market, Competition, Protection of Health and Consumer took place in Brussels within the Stabilization and Association Dialogue.
Mar-2011The Government of the Republic of Kosovo adopts the Regulation no. 01/2011 for the establishment of Department for European Integration and Policy Coordination within the Ministries.
Mar-2011The second meeting on Transport, Environment, Energy and Regional Development took place in Prishtina within the Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue.
Mar-2011The second meeting on Agriculture, Rural Development, Fishery and Food Security took place in Prishtina within the Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue.
Mar-2011The prime minister Thaçi and Head of the European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo, Mr. Renzo Daviddi, signed in Prishtina the Annual Program 2010 of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), whose financial package amount to € 63,9 million.
Feb-2011The second meeting of the Sub-Committee on Justice, Freedom and Security took place in Prishtina within the Stabilization and Association Process Dialogue.
Feb-2011Deputy Director-General for Enlargement of the European Commission, Mr. Stefano Sannino, visited Prishtina. Mr. Sannino met with the representatives of the Government of Kosovo, political leaders, representatives of the civil society and international representatives involved in the Kosovo process towards EU integration. He encouraged political and governmental leaders to support the European agenda and reforms as a high short-term, medium-term and long-term priority for the future of the country.
Oct-2010Aid Management Platform (AMP), which is an online system for the management of foreign aid, namely projects, programs and other modalities of assistance provided by donors, was launched.
Sep-2010Ministry of European Integration and the European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo launched the programming cycle of the national part of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2010.
Aug-2010Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Mr. Guido Westerwelle, paid a visit to Prishtina to meet with the most Senior State Officials of the Republic of Kosovo, as well as with international representatives in Kosovo.
May-2008First inter-parliamentary meeting between the European Parliament and Assembly of Kosovo.
Apr-2008Kosovo adopted Plan for European Integration 2008-2010. 
Mar-2008An Informal Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU member states and the Western Balkans countries is held in Brdo, Slovenia.
Mar-2008The “Western Balkans: Enhancing the European Perspective” Communication of the European 
Feb-2008Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe is succeeded by the Regional Cooperation Council.
Feb-2008The Council adopts the third European Partnership for Kosovo.
Feb-2008Council of the European Union adopts Joint Action on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX KOSOVO. It furthermore established the Office of the European Union Special Representative.
Feb-2008The Council of the European Union takes note of Kosovo's declaration of independence resolution and notes that member states will decide, in accordance with national practice and international law, on their relations with Kosovo. It underlines EU's conviction that Kosovo constitutes a sui generis case.
Feb-2008The Kosovo Assembly adopts a resolution which declares Kosovo to be independent.
Jan-2008Assembly of Kosovo established the Committee for European Integration.
Dec-2007European Council confirmed the EU’s readiness to assist Kosovo’s economic and political development through a clear European perspective in line with the European perspective of the region
Dec-2007The Reform Treaty and the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU were signed in Lisbon.
Nov-2007The European Commission publishes its third progress report for Kosovo and Enlargement Strategy 2008.
Feb-2007European Union–Western Balkans Political Forum in Brussels, Belgium.
Nov-2006The European Commission publishes its second progress report for Kosovo and EU Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2007.
Aug-2006Second Action Plan for the Implementation of the European Partnership is adopted.
Jul-2006Council of the European Union established an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).
Jun-2006Fourth informal inter-parliamentary meeting between the European Parliament and Assembly of Kosovo.
May-2006Office of European Integration is succeeded by the Agency for European Integration.
Mar-2006European Union–Western Balkans Forum in Salzburg.
Jan-2006The Council adopts the second European Partnership for Kosovo.
Nov-2005The European Commission publishes its first progress report for Kosovo and Enlargement Strategy Paper.
Jun-2005Third informal inter-parliamentary meeting between the European Parliament and Assembly of Kosovo.
Apr-2005The Commission adopts the Communication to the Council and the European Parliament on "A European Future for Kosovo". 
Feb-2005Specific STM sector workshops on energy and economy were organised for the first time.
Jan-2005First Action Plan for the Implementation of the European Partnership is adopted.
Sep-2004European Commission Liaison Office to Kosovo is opened.
Aug-2004Office of European Integration, within the Office of the Prime Minister, is established. 
Jun-2004The Council adopts the first European Partnership for Kosovo.
Mar-2004Second informal inter-parliamentary meeting between the European Parliament and Assembly of Kosovo.
Jun-2003European Union–Western Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dec-2002First informal inter-parliamentary meeting between the European Parliament and Assembly of Kosovo.
Nov-2002Stabilisation and Association Process Tracking Mechanism (STM) established.
Dec-2000The Council adopted Regulation 2666/2000 on Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development and Stabilization – CARDS.
Nov-2000European Union–Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb, Croatia. Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP) is launched.
Sep-2000Autonomous EU – Kosovo trade measures approved.
Jun-2000The Feira European Council in June 2000 recognized that all the countries of the Western Balkans are potential candidates for membership of the European Union.
Feb-2000European Agency for Reconstruction is established.
Jun-1999EU leads the UNMIK Pillar IV: Reconstruction and Economic Development.
Jun-1999Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe is established in Cologne, Germany.
Minister Bekim Çollaku
Bekim Çollaku

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