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Continued Cooperation Kosovo – Croatia within SAA intensive preparations

June 28, 2013




Prishtina, 27-28 June 2013 – Organized by the Ministry of European Integration, with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), office in Kosovo, on 27-28 June 2013 was held an seminar on Croatia’s experience in negotiating a Stabilisation and Association Agreement, with a focus on issues of justice and home affairs.

Workshop was opened by the Deputy Minister of European Integration, Mr. Gëzim Kasapolli, who stated: “We are very close to the European Council decision to launch negotiations for a SAA. However, despite the historical significance of this decision, this is just the beginning of a long and complex process of European reforms. We are fortunate to have the support of our friends from the Republic of Croatia as the newest member of the EU, always have expressed their readiness and willingness to share with us their experience. Also, I thank the UNDP office in Kosovo, for support in organizing this seminar.”

During the two-day seminar was discussed over the content of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, focusing on justice and home affairs, including the following areas: challenges during negotiations for chapters 23 and 24, judicial reform and anti-corruption policies, judicial cooperation on civil and criminal matters, fundamental rights and minorities, external borders and Schengen zone, etc.

Several key persons have lectured during this seminar regarding the Croatia European Integration process, such as: Mrs. Gordana Demšer, Head negotiator for chapter 23, Ms. Nataša Djurovic, Deputy Head of the Office for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption, Mr. Filip Dragovic, former Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs and Chief Negotiator of chapter 24, etc.

Participants of this seminar were representatives of ministries and independent institutions in the field of justice and home affairs.

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