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Minister Çollaku received from the EC the Annual report on Kosovo for 2015

November 10, 2015

Prishtina, 10 November 2015 – Minister of European Integration, Mr. Bekim Çollaku today formally received the European Commission annual report on Kosovo for 2015, from the head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Mr. Samuel Zbogar, during the publication of the Enlargement Package by the European Commission.

Minister Çollaku, welcomed the publication of the Enlargement Strategy and the Report on Kosovo and has appreciated the methodology and professional approach of the European Commission on the progress achieved and areas where further improvement is required.

During a press conference after the meeting, Minister Çollaku revealed some assessments  on the content of the Report on Kosovo for 2015.

“This report rightly begins by highlighting the signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, calling it a decisive step towards the European future of Kosovo. Completion of the process of negotiation, adoption and signing of the SAA is strong proof that Kosovo has made steps forward in implementing reforms and addressing the important criteria”, said the Minister.

He was also encouraged that the Report appreciates the progress made in addressing the requirements of the visa liberalization process.

At the Political criteria, he said that the report highlights the Kosovo’s commitment to international obligations including positive role in improving the relations with neighbours.

The report positively assesses Kosovo’s efforts to the reform of public administration, citing as progress, the completion of legal and strategic framework.

Regarding the rule of law, minister said that the report reflects the progress made with the adoption of amendments to four judicial framework laws.

He also emphasised that the report appreciates the progress in the field of prevention and combating of corruption, with special emphasis on strengthening of the coordination between various responsible institutions, but highlights the need for the investigation and punishment of cases of corruption and organized crime.

“On the other hand the commitment to combating terrorism and violent extremism was assessed positively”, said Mr. Çollaku.

Regarding the economic criteria, he explained that the report highlights the maintenance of macroeconomic stability. “The report shows progress in this area, especially in improving the legal system related to financial sector stability. It is also, emphasized that strategic government documents show a strengthened commitment to economic reforms “, he said among other things.

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