As Kosovo marks its tenth birthday, we need to face a fundamental question: What is Kosovo without its potential future membership to the European Union?
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.
The Head of the EU Office in Kosovo said that Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the EU will prioritize the Western Balkans, but that Kosovo must show its commitment to European integration.
Despite instances of aggressive campaigning, election day was overall calm and orderly, said EU election observers in the preliminary report on Kosovo’s mayoral runoffs.
According to the EU Election Observation Mission, Sunday’s local elections were calm, but the campaign environment in Serb-majority municipalities was marred by intimidation targeting non-Srpska Lista political entities.