Visit of Štefan Füle to Kosovo
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.
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||Arrival of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and handshake with Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister
||Working dinner with Štefan Füle and Hashim Thaçi (3 shots)
||Exterior views of the Government building in Pristina (2 shots)
||Joint arrival of Štefan Füle and Hashim Thaçi at the press conference
||Hashim Thaçi making a speech
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH) on the significant achievements realised by Kosovo – Handshake and departure of Štefan Füle and Hashim Thaçi (2 shots)
||Exterior view of the Parliament building
||Handshake between Štefan Füle and Jakup Krasniqi, President of the Kosovan Assembly
||Joint arrival of Atifete Jahjaga, President of Kosovo, Štefan Füle and Jakup Krasniqi, at the plenary hall (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): Madam President, Mr Chairman, Prime Minister, Honourable Members of this Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you very much for the special invitation today. All citizens feel motivated to contribute constructively to building a country that has its eyes firmly set on the future and feels at ease with its neighbours. Without courage, Kosovo's leadership would not have engaged in the high-level dialogue with Serbia (3 shots)
||Departure of Štefan Füle
||Štefan Füle in a meeting with Heads of Party Caucuses (2 shots)