European Integration Path of Kosovo, a vision from the Trio of the Presidencies of the European Council

March 28, 2019

On March 26, Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS) and the diplomatic missions of Romania, Finland and the Republic of Croatia in Kosovo, held a Roundtable Discussion on the topic: “European Integration Path of Kosovo, a vision from the Trio of the Presidencies of the Council of the EU (Romania, Finland and Croatia)”.  The aim of this event was to discuss Kosovo’s European integration progress, identify institutional achievements, failures, and challenges encountered so far. Special emphasis was given to the Romanian, Finnish and Croatian experience and what Kosovo can learn from their implementation of EU requirements. Moreover, the discussion focused on Kosovo’s future expectations and institutional commitment and how the latest internal developments within the EU will align with the integration process.  The EU has continuously highlighted the opportunity for a regional integration process. However, the latest Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans has pinpointed front-runners as well as other countries that are lagging behind, of which Kosovo is in the initial stage focusing on the SAA implementation. Panelists had the opportunity to discuss on the whether the chances for such integration approach are fading away and a fragmented integration process taking its place, as well as modalities on how is Kosovo going to cope with such developments and how can it benefit from the Romanian, Finnish and Croatian experience.


Ms. Dhurata Hoxha – Minister, Ministry of European Integration;

Ms. Marija Kapitanović – Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia;

Ms. Pia Stjernvall – Ambassador, Embassy of Finland;

Mr. Daniel Onișor – Head of the Liaison Office of Romania.

Venue: Orion Conference Centre (str. Rexhep Luci, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo)

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