Kosovo: Joint statement by Borrell and Várhelyi on early elections

Kosovo: Joint statement by Borrell and Várhelyi on early elections

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and EU Vice President Josep Borrell and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi issued a joint statement on the early elections held in Kosovo on Sunday (February 14th).

According to the statement, on 14 February, people in Kosovo cast their vote in the early parliamentary elections. Pending the certification of the final results, we look forward to the formation of the new Assembly and government as well as the election of a new President. The European Union has deployed an Electoral Expert Mission (EEM) which will remain in Kosovo to follow the post-electoral procedures as well and issue recommendations.

The European Union will continue to engage with the authorities, with a view to supporting Kosovo in achieving tangible progress on its European path. This will require Kosovo to advance on reforms, guided by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and the European Reform Agenda, as well as on regional cooperation. Kosovo’s European path also goes through the comprehensive normalisation of relations with Serbia and the EU expects the new authorities in Pristina to engage constructively with a view to a continuation of the meetings of the EU-facilitated Dialogue and seize the opportunity in front of them to reach a comprehensive agreement. /ibna