Kosovo* 2016 Report

Each year the Commission adopts its "Enlargement package" - a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement and reporting on progress achieved in each country.

"On 1 April 2016, the EU-Kosovo* Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) entered into force. This is the first contractual relationship between the EU and Kosovo, acomprehensive framework for closer political dialogue and economic relations.

Kosovo* has faced serious domestic challenges, which have hampered EU-related reforms in some areas. It should now focus on implementing the SAA, guided by the European Reform Agenda, to further strengthen its rule of law and reform its economy.

Kosovo* has delivered on wide-ranging rule of law reforms, allowing the Commission to issue a formal proposal in May 2016 to transfer Kosovo* to the Schengen visa-free list. This is now in the hands of the European Parliament and Council, pending Kosovo*'s fulfilment of the remaining two requirements. Kosovo* remains committed to the normalisation of its relations with Serbia. It has met its remaining obligations on the establishment of the Specialist Chambers and has extended the mandate of the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX)."

For more information the full Report in available in the attachments.

Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


European Commission
Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on November 16, 2016
Modified on November 16, 2016