Kosovo May Make 1st Step towards EU in June 2013

World | October 12, 2012, Friday // 18:19| Views: 1030 | Comments: 2
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Bulgaria: Kosovo May Make 1st Step towards EU in June 2013 EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele. Photo by EPA

Kosovo could take the first major step towards entering the European Union by June 2013 if it delivers progress in four main areas, according to EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele.

The resumption of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina "as itself is not a precondition" for Kosovo to start negotiations with the EU on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA), the first formal contract on a long path towards membership of the bloc, Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has said.

"You cannot find it among the four (priorities) that I have listed for the (European) Commission to present the mandate for (Kosovo) negotiations to the member states," Fuele told reporters after meeting Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci, as cited by The Financial.

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sa-sha - 13 Oct 2012 // 16:51:23

The HUйня (Honored european Union; Nobel laureat, I mean) will always be the winner: the ACE of spades in the sleeve, permanently..

MysteryHP - 13 Oct 2012 // 14:06:55

How can the province of Kosovo enter the EU? EU only admints country's, not provincial entities.