Koha: Kosovo does not meet priorities agreed with the EU

Dhurata Hoxha and Ramush Haradinaj; Photo: Ministry of European Integration of Kosovo

PRISTINA – Kosovo has not met any of the 22 reform priorities agreed with the European Union in the last two years, and neither the new government in Pristina has indicated its intent to intensify the implementation of these priorities, writes Koha.net.

Koha recalls that former Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa and European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn agreed in May last year with the European Reform Agenda (ERA) for Kosovo that contains 22 priorities in the areas of good governance and the rule of law, competitiveness and investment circumstances, as well as education and employment.

Except in one case, the implementation of all other priorities is planned for 2016 and 2017, accordingto Koha.

Kosovo did not fulfill the timeframe, and the new government does not show that it wants to intensify the implementation of these priorities, Koha said.

Kosovo Minister for European Integration, Durata Hoxha, did not say whether the new government would speed up the implementation of these issues, but said that they should be given priority.

“The ERA envisages the implementation of 22 concrete priorities by several institutions. I will take efforts to ensure that all institutions are aware of their priorities and support the Ministry of European Integration in this process,” she said.