Brussels (16 February ) – Commissioner Johannes Hahn will visit Skopje on 17 February 2015 and Pristina on 18 February for the first time in his capacity as Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. He will meet with government and opposition politicians, representatives of civil society, business community.
Topics for discussion in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will include the current political situation, key EU-related reform priorities, EU financial assistance, as well as good neighbourly relations.
The aim of this first visit to Kosovo is to meet the newly established government institutions and to reaffirm the commitment to Kosovo's European perspective. Messages will be passed on the key priorities for EU-Kosovo relations in 2015. Commissioner Hahn will underline that the signature and conclusion of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement will mark the beginning of a new phase in EU-Kosovo relations.
(for more information: Maja Kocijancic – Tel.: +32 229 86570; Anca Paduraru – Tel.: +32 229 66430)
- Publication date
- 16 February 2015
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations