March, 29 – April 01, Pristina, Fact finding visit – Connecting with Europe

DSCF0207-150x150March, 29 – April 01, Pristina, Fact finding visit – Connecting with Europe


The Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) together with Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) and British Council organized between March 29 and April 01 2015 a fact finding visit to Kosovo as part of the “Connecting with Europe” project.


The visit aimed to facilitate knowledge of the latest developments and realities in the Western Balkans, to facilitate dialogue between representatives of political parties, civil society, media and experts in European and foreign affairs from Romania and Kosovo, to evaluate the prospects of cooperation in bilateral and/or regional level and the transfer of expertise and good practices regarding the transition period in Romania and the pre-accession negotiations to European Union.


During the visit informal discussions were held with Atifete Jahjaga – President of Kosovo, Petrit Selimi – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bekim Collaku – Minister of European Integration, Kadri Veseli – President of Parliamentary Assembly, Silviu Emanuel Dragoicea – Representative of Romania in Kosovo, with representatives of European mission for EULEX rule of law in Kosovo, with ambassadors of other EU member states in Kosovo, with members of Serb community, members of civil society and journalists.


Romania is one of five EU member states that do not recognize Kosovo’s independence.