Kosovo: new EU Special Representative appointed

Council of the EU
  • 04/08/2016
  • 13:40
  • Press release
  • 483/16
  • Security & defence
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On 4 August 2016, the Council appointed Natalya Apostolova from Bulgaria, as EU special representative (EUSR) for Kosovo. Natalya Apostolova will replace Samuel Zbogar as of 1 September.

Natalya Apostolova was appointed as Head of the EU Office in Kosovo on 20 July 2016.

The EUSR plays a leading role in promoting a stable, viable, peaceful, democratic and multi-ethnic Kosovo, also through strengthening stability in the region and contributing to regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations in the Western Balkans. The EUSR promotes a Kosovo that is committed to the rule of law and to the protection of minorities and of cultural and religious heritage.

The EUSR supports Kosovo's European perspective and rapprochement with the EU in line with the perspective of the region and in accordance with the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.