Kosovo’s application for  membership at the Council of Europe (CoE): Arduous path ahead
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Kosovo’s application for membership at the Council of Europe (CoE): Arduous path ahead

January 2023

Since the declaration of independence in 2008, Kosovo has managed to become a member of several multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, as well as the Development Bank of the Council of Europe in 2013 and the Venice Commission in 2014. By submitting the request for membership to the Council of Europe on May 12, 2022, Kosovo started an important political process, thus opening a new chapter. There seems to be a long and difficult process involved in joining the Council of Europe. This brief policy note, therefore, provides an overview of Kosovo's application to the Council of Europe and briefly elaborates on Kosovo's strategy and multilateral relations with the Council of Europe. Further, the content of the paper delves into the legal and political dimensions attached to this process, as well as possible scenarios for the way forward.
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Kosovo’s application for  membership at the Council of Europe (CoE): Arduous path ahead 19 January 20230

Kosovo’s application for membership at the Council of Europe (CoE): Arduous path ahead

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