On 18 July 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, was in Pristina to meet with Kosovo leaders and to congratulate them after the Council of 28 June gave the green light for opening of negotiations on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Štefan Füle discussed how best to prepare for the negotiations of the agreement on both EU and Kosovo sides. Among the topics on the agenda, there were the importance of keeping up the pace of reforms, in particular as regards elections, rule of law and trade issues. Štefan Füle also encouraged the Kosovo leadership to continue engaging constructively in the dialogue with Belgrade and to implement the agreements reached to date. SHOTLIST