Kosovo's EU integration: progress or stagnation?

02-03-2015

On paper, Kosovo moved closer towards the EU in 2014, as the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) was initialled in July and the dialogue with Serbia continued. In practice, political deadlock after the June 2014 elections delayed key reforms. The rule of law causes concern, organised crime and corruption hamper development, and joblessness has sparked a mass exodus.

On paper, Kosovo moved closer towards the EU in 2014, as the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) was initialled in July and the dialogue with Serbia continued. In practice, political deadlock after the June 2014 elections delayed key reforms. The rule of law causes concern, organised crime and corruption hamper development, and joblessness has sparked a mass exodus.