The Progress Report is expected to note a stalemate in Kosovo's European agenda

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The European Commission on Tuesday presents Progress Reports for enlargement countries.

The enlargement package, which includes annual progress reports for countries in the process, is expected to see only limited progress by these countries towards meeting the criteria for European Union integration.

The reports are expected to be approved by the College of Commissioners on Tuesday and presented to MEPs by Oliver Varhelyi, the EU Commissioner for Enlargement.

Regarding Kosovo, according to the draft report, part of which was accessed by Radio Free Europe, it is expected to be concluded that after a period of political instability, with the holding of general elections, the government was formed with a majority of without precedent.

But, the report is expected to say, the circumstances created by the political instability and the consequences of the pandemic, have affected the progress in the implementation of Kosovo's European reform agenda to be limited.

Therefore, even through this Progress Report, the European Commission will call on the institutions of Kosovo to approach with priority the implementation of the European agenda.

The time period covered by this report includes 2020 and the part of this year until summer. This time for all countries the report also talks about dealing with the pandemic and the economic consequences it has caused.

It also mentions separately for each country the assistance provided by the European Union in this regard.

From all countries in the region, the European Commission will call for more efforts to be made in the fight against organized crime and corruption, in building good neighborliness and regional co-operation, and with a special focus on the rule of law.

The Progress Reports for Kosovo and Serbia also talk about the dialogue between these two countries that is taking place with the facilitation of the European Union. It underlines that two high-level meetings were held, in June and July, as well as three meetings at the level of chief negotiators.

Both Kosovo and Serbia will be called upon to implement the agreements reached so far in the dialogue and to contribute to reaching a comprehensive, legally binding agreement on the normalization of relations.

"Such an agreement is an urgent and key need in order for Kosovo and Serbia to advance in their respective European journey," the text reads.

The report on Serbia will also mention the fact that this country, although it has symbolically increased the alignment of positions with the EU on foreign policy issues, in many cases has not supported the EU.

As EU integration is considered a strategic goal, the European Union requires all countries included in this package to support European positions in foreign policy.

The European Commission, according to the draft reports to be approved on Tuesday, will reiterate the position expressed earlier that Albania and Northern Macedonia have met all the conditions to start membership negotiations.

He will also reiterate that he stands behind the recommendation for visa liberalization for Kosovo, an issue which has long been in the hands of the EU Council where no compromise has been reached between member states to take this decision.

The report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country where the political crisis is continuing, is expected to be quite critical. The crisis in Montenegro and the strained relations between this country and Serbia will also be mentioned.

This time, the European Commission in these reports also talks about the advancement of the countries of the region towards the EU policies in the field of environment protection, energy and some other areas./rel