Parliamentary Oversight

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist Members of Parliaments (MP’s) and parliamentary staff in understanding the concept of competition policy and state aid, the obligations arsing from the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and to facilitate their involvement in the performance of the Parliament’s oversight role over these topics.

The “carrot” approach

This paper will provide an analysis of the main findings of the European Commission’s (EC) 2015 Kosovo report, it will identify the key challenges outlined by the EC and the expectations the Commission has from the authorities of Kosovo. The highlight of the reporting period is the signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) […]

Limited Progress : Reiterated recommendations

The country report (2016) and the Enlargement Strategy (2016) highlight and welcome the entry into force of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) on 1st April 2016. This step shows a continued commitment on both sides to foster EU related reforms and thus pave Kosovo’s way to joining the EU. Though, Kosovo remains the only country not included […]

Still a ”Work in progress” case

The 2016 European Commission’s report on Albania could be considered as one the most important reports since the European Union granted the country the candidate status in 2014. For the first time, the Commission recommended the opening of accession negotiations with Albania, subject to credible and concrete progress in the implementation of a justice reform and in particular, the […]