Fahrije Hoti, whose struggle to rebuild her life after her husband disappeared during wartime became the subject of a feature film, was given the award by the European Union’s office in Kosovo.
The European Commission’s 2020 Report on Kosovo stresses that political instability has held back implementation of European reforms, while highlighting the need to fight high level corruption.
Miroslav Lajcak has said that discussions over economic cooperation and missing and displaced persons have made “full progress” while negotiations on non-majority communities and disputed financial and property claims have now begun.
Josep Borrell, the EU’s new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy visited Kosovo on Thursday asking for trust in the EU’s role in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.
While Monday’s results brought a shift in the balance of power in the EU, analysts in Kosovo do not expect this will bring about change in the EU’s position towards the Balkans and Kosovo particularly.