Analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) in the Context of the 2009 Enlargement Package

29-01-2010

The Briefing Note provides an analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) under the Instrument of Pre-Accession in the context of the 2009 ‘enlargement package. It analyses the coherence of the Annual Programme with the EU overall policy objectives as specified in the pre-accession process in general and for Kosovo in particular. It provides an analysis of the AP, taking into account the European Commission (EC) communication on the Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010, the 2009 Progress Report and the latest Multi-annual Indicative Planning Document for Kosovo. The paper is divided into three main parts focusing on political and economic criteria as well as European standards. Each part provides a short description of the general situation and an analysis of the main problems and then analyses the consistency of the AP with the abovementioned policy framework. The briefing note closes with conclusions and recommendations.

The Briefing Note provides an analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) under the Instrument of Pre-Accession in the context of the 2009 ‘enlargement package. It analyses the coherence of the Annual Programme with the EU overall policy objectives as specified in the pre-accession process in general and for Kosovo in particular. It provides an analysis of the AP, taking into account the European Commission (EC) communication on the Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010, the 2009 Progress Report and the latest Multi-annual Indicative Planning Document for Kosovo. The paper is divided into three main parts focusing on political and economic criteria as well as European standards. Each part provides a short description of the general situation and an analysis of the main problems and then analyses the consistency of the AP with the abovementioned policy framework. The briefing note closes with conclusions and recommendations.

Externe Autor

Denisa Kostovicova (LSE Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science, the United Kingdom) and Jelena Bjelica (independent researcher)