The Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kosovo (DSEE) originates from the Delegation for South-East Europe, which was constituted on 17 November 1994.
The relations with each Bosnia and Herzegovina and with Kosovo have been upgraded (from informal Interparliamentary Meetings (IPM) status) in 2015 and in 2016 accordingly, following the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreements (SAAs) between the European Union and each of the two countries. The SAAs constitute the legal basis for the political dialogue at parliamentary level and the establishment of a separate Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC) for each of two countries.
SAPCs have the same status as joint parliamentary committees (JPCs) which exist for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) and Turkey.
The Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kosovo (DSEE) is the "successor" to the Delegation for relations with the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which had been functioning since 1981, then renamed delegation for relations with the republics of former Yugoslavia. It has been responsible for interparliamentary relations with five countries in South-East Europe, i.e. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (then, State Union of Serbia-Montenegro and today: Republic of Serbia, Montenegro and Republic of Kosovo) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Albania was included in a three-country delegation with Romania and Bulgaria between 1991 and 1994, when it became part of the Delegation for relations with South-East Europe.
In 2002, the European Parliament decided to initiate informal interparliamentary relations with Kosovo. The official relations with the Parliamentary Assembly of Kosovo started in May 2008, following the declaration of independence.