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First regional OSCE-EU coordination meeting takes place in Pristina

Meeting of EU and OSCE heads in Pristina; Photo: Twitter/OSCEKosovo

PRISTINA – Regional developments and potential for expanding EU-OSCE partnership is in the focus of today’s first meeting of the Heads of the two organisations in Pristina.

The meeting takes place against the background of the June 2018 OSCE – EU Exchange of Letters, which provides a framework for enhanced structural co-operation between the two organisations in South-Eastern Europe.

The regional meeting features OSCE officials, including the Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre, Marcel Peško, and the Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Ingibjorg Gisladottir, OSCE mission in Kosovo reported.

Representatives from the EU, namely the European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Managing Director Europe and Central Asia/Director Western Europe, Western Balkans, and Turkey, Angelina Eichhorst, and the European Commission Director for the Western Balkans, Genoveva Ruiz Calavera are also present.

“The EU continues to support Kosovo and expectations for its progress towards the EU remain high, as the new European Commission is about to take office”, Ruiz Calavera stated yesterday.

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