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Kosovo's EU candidate status: a goal within reach? EPC Discussion Paper, 28 June 2017

Dessus, Zephyr and Merja, Albana and Stratulat , Corina and Rexha, Albana (2017) Kosovo's EU candidate status: a goal within reach? EPC Discussion Paper, 28 June 2017. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    Ever since its declaration of independence in 2008, Kosovo has made European integration one of its key foreign policy objectives. Having made headway over the past years in its efforts to draw nearer to the European Union – most recently by signing a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU – Kosovo is now eager to take the next step in its EU integration process: to apply for EU membership and receive candidate status. However, with five member states still unwilling to recognise its statehood, Kosovo finds itself in a unique and difficult position regarding its eligibility to advance towards the EU and eventually accede to the European Union.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Kosovo
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > Discussion Paper
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 09:41
    Number of Pages: 12
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 09:49
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/88155

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