Mutual defence clause (Article 42(7) TEU) (RC-B8-0043/2016, B8-0043/2016, B8-0045/2016, B8-0051/2016, B8-0057/2016, B8-0058/2016, B8-0059/2016, B8-0060/2016)
January 21, 2016
Situation in Venezuela (debate)
February 3, 2016

EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement (A8-0372/2015 – Ulrike Lunacek)

Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE ), in writing

The proposed Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Kosovo is the last SAA to be concluded with Western Balkan countries. Therefore, it could be scrutinised as an important step towards the Europeanisation of the whole Western Balkans. In Kosovo’s case, the SAA with the EU will facilitate economic growth and investment promotion. This economic development will be more than welcomed since the country of 1.8 million suffers from an unemployment rate of 40 % and Kosovo’s youth flee in search of jobs and opportunities (just bear in mind that Kosovo is the fourth biggest source of asylum seekers in the world). Last but not least, the SAA with the EU will promote political stability which is very much needed in terms of finding a solution to Kosovo’s status. A solution that will guarantee peace and long-term stability in Europe.

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