Kosovo must solve all bilateral disputes and undergo reforms before joining EU, said Igor Soltes, the new European Parliament rapporteur for Kosovo.
As some Balkan countries look to 2025 for possible accession, the European Commission has tied Kosovo’s EU path to the SAA, cooperation with the Specialist Chambers, and normalization of relations with Serbia.
European-commissioned experts found that high salaries, bribery, and a lack of discussion amongst stakeholders about the Code of Ethics hinder the integrity of Kosovo’s higher education.
In its latest country report for Kosovo, the Commission mentioned a number of shortfalls in Kosovo’s war against violent extremism and called for a coherent judicial policy and community efforts to reintegrate returned fighters.
The European Commission’s annual Enlargement Package report for Kosovo cited political polarization and the fight against corruption as major obstacles to the country’s European path.