Kosovo is a potential candidate for European Union membership. The EU is Kosovo’s most important political and economic partner, and top investor and donor. Funding programmes and cooperation extend across many areas – energy efficiency, infrastructure development, training for disadvantaged young people, cultural heritage…and much more. Many challenges remain, and significant progress is needed to strengthen the rule of law, tackle corruption, and work towards a cleaner environment. EU support to Kosovo seeks to build on progress so far and create a better future for its citizens.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
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The coal region-to-region exchange programme is an opportunity for regions from the Western Balkans and Ukraine and counterparts in the EU to start direct, one-to-one dialogue and to connect with a range of stakeholders. As part of the programme, participants can benefit from opportunities to share experiences including study visits and knowledge exchange, with expert support.
The Global Cultural Relations Programme is a training programme that aims to connect cultural professionals from all over the globe. By participating in this training activity, you will be able to develop lifelong skills, increase your knowledge, build your international network, and develop concrete international collaboration projects with your peers.
‘Brussels Agreement’ between Belgrade and Pristina signed
The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between EU and Kosovo enters into force
The European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo
First meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Council
Commission confirms that Kosovo has fulfilled all outstanding visa liberalisation benchmarks
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY165(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €4,000
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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