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2nd meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between Kosovo and the European Union in Brussels

The Stabilisation and Association Council between the European Union and Kosovo held its second meeting on 17 November 2017.

The Stabilisation and Association Council recalled that the Stabilisation and Association Agreement is at the core of the relationship between the EU and Kosovo.It provides the contractual framework within which the EU and Kosovo will intensify their co-operation and take stock of developments in their relationship.

Kosovo underlined its firm commitment to deliver swiftly on key SAA reforms, as identified in the European Reform Agenda, in close coordination with EU institutions, with a view of continued progress on its European path.

The SA Council reviewed recent key developments relating to the fulfilment of the political criteria, as well as the state of play concerning the economic criteria, financial cooperation and the implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement. The meeting discussed reform priorities under the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, in areas including rule of law and judicial reforms, respect for fundamental rights, public administration reform, economic development, education and employment.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, and co-chaired by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, while Commissioner Johannes Hahn represented the European Commission. Minister Behgjet Pacolli, Minister Dhurata Hoxha and Minister Abelard Tahiri also participated.