SAA between Kosovo and EU enters into force on April 1

The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Kosovo and the European Union will be effective as of April 1 2016.

Authorities in Kosovo say that this agreement is the culmination of all the efforts and commitment that institutions of Kosovo have shown during the past decade and a half.

Minister of European Integration Bekim Collaku says that SAA offers a new start which speeds up the process of European integration.

“As of April 1 2016, the fate of Kosovo and the European Union will be tied closer than ever before and this will be a good thing for both sides. This is why this year and in the years to come, we must work a lot in implementing this program. The application of SAA in the first three years will give way to Kosovo’s application for EU membership candidacy,” Collaku said.

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According to him, this agreement has three main objectives: to meet the political criteria, deliver the economic reforms in integrating Kosovo’s market in the EU and the incorporation of EU standards in all the domains of governance.

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