Kosovo Integration in European Union
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Keywords

Foreign Policy, EU Integration, Copenhagen’s Criteria, Kosovo-Serbia Negotiations, Process of Stabilization-Association.

How to Cite

REXHEPI, R., SAHITI, V., & RULLANI, F. (2020). Kosovo Integration in European Union. PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 4(3), 11-23. https://doi.org/10.32936/pssj.v4i3.158

Abstract

Kosovo is a new state which has just been established and has not yet been fully promoted in the international arena. Kosovo drafted a foreign policy strategy which consisted of key objectives such as lobbying for new recognitions and establishing diplomatic relations with the states that had recognized us. The purpose of the research is to measure the opinion of the citizens of Kosovo on the importance of Kosovo's integration into the EU, to measure the challenges, opportunities of Kosovo's citizens after integration, the impact it has on the economic field and to measure the opinion of state officials and experts on integration in EU.

Total of 400 respondents from all over Kosovo, a senior government official and two integration experts participated in the research. The research was conducted through a survey of citizens through the online platform and interviews with officials. We confirm the results of the research that the citizens of Kosovo will not migrate even after Kosovo's integration into the EU, and the integration of Kosovo has a significant positive impact on the development and economic prosperity of businesses. On the other side, it has been found that there are gender differences in terms of their opinion on the impact that EU integration has, and some citizens fear that integration would negatively affect their lives. So we recommend that Kosovo should be integrated into the EU as soon as possible in order to have a genuine economic development and for this the future legislatures should work seriously on this.

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