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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
Kosovo

Membership status

Potential candidate

Background

In 2008 the EU repeated its willingness to assist the economic and political development of Kosovo through a clear European perspective.

The EU helps contribute to stability in Kosovo through the EULEX rule of law mission in Kosovo and Special representative in Kosovo .

More information on the country's relations with the EU

Factsheets and Factographs available to download:

Timeline

  1. October 2020
    Commission proposes Economic & Investment Plan to support and bring the Western Balkans closer to the EU.
  2. February 2020
    Revised methodology, presented by the Commission, to drive forward the enlargement process with a stronger political steer and in a more credible, predictable, dynamic way.
  3. 01-07-2018
    Commission confirms that Kosovo has fulfilled all outstanding visa liberalisation benchmarks. Decision on Commission’s proposal is pending in the EP.
  4. 01-04-2016
    The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo enters into force.
  5. 25-07-2014
    The EU and Kosovo chief negotiators initialled the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo in Brussels.
  6. 19-10-2012
    High-level dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia as facilitated by HRVP Ashton begins.
  7. 10-10-2012
    Commission issues its feasibility study for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo.
  8. 10-09-2012
    Kosovo declares the end of supervised independence.
  9. 14-06-2012
    Commission issues Kosovo's visa liberalisation roadmap.
  10. 30-05-2012
    Commission launches the Structured Dialogue on the Rule of Law.
  11. 19-01-2012
    Commission launches the visa liberalisation dialogue with Kosovo.
  12. 08-03-2011
    Following a UN General Assembly Resolution the Kosovo-Serbia technical dialogue begins.
  13. 22-07-2010
    The International Court of Justice issues advisory opinion on Kosovo's declaration of independence.
  14. 14-10-2009
    Commission issues communication 'Kosovo-Fulfilling its European Perspective'.
  15. 09-12-2008
    EULEX becomes operational.
  16. 15-06-2008
    Kosovo adopts its Constitution.
  17. 18-02-2008
    Council acknowledges Kosovo's declaration of independence, underlines EU conviction that Kosovo is a sui generis case.
  18. 04-02-2008
    Council adopts Joint Action establishing EU Rule of Law mission in Kosovo EULEX.
  19. 01-02-2006
    UN Special Envoy launches status negotiations.
  20. 01-04-2005
    Commission adopts a communication on "A European Future for Kosovo".
  21. 01-11-2000
    Zagreb Summit launches Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP) for 5 countries of south-eastern Europe.

Key documents

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Kosovo Report 2021

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Kosovo Report 2020

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Kosovo Report 2019

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Kosovo Report 2018