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Project Management Update from Kosovo

By Kushtrim Mehmetaj

International Correspondent

Prishtina, Kosovo



Kosovo signs Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with European Commission

The signature of the SAA is the most important event after 2008 when Republic of Kosovo declared independence. Kosovo Parliament has already ratified the SAA. The EU Office in Kosovo / EU Special Representative and Embassies / Offices of EU Member States in Kosovo congratulated today the people of Kosovo on the signature of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union, and issued the following statement:


“The Stabilisation and Association Agreement is the first contractual relationship between Kosovo and the European Union. It represents an important milestone for Kosovo’s European future. Once ratified by the European Parliament and the Kosovo Assembly, the SAA will deepen the political, economic and trade ties between the EU and Kosovo. It will, from then on, form the main framework for the relations between the EU and Kosovo, further preparing Kosovo on its European path.

The agreement will facilitate the gradual alignment of Kosovo’s legislation with the whole body of EU law and standards, creating new impetus for Kosovo’s economy. It will introduce higher standards for consumer protection, leading to an increased safety for Kosovo’s consumers.


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About the Author

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International Correspondent
Prishtina, Kosovo

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Kushtrim S. Mehmetaj
, BS, MS (Strategic Management) is an International Correspondent for PM World Journal for Albania and Kosovo. Mr. Mehmetaj is also working at the M4D OG, Management and Development consulting business. Mr. Mehmetaj has more than 12 years of professional experience in international environments including a number of management, support and advisory positions for various EU, USAID, SCO-K and other internationally financed enterprise and economic development organizations and projects, including the Hope Fellowship Program, the Kosova Private Enterprise Program, and the Kosova Trust Agency.

Kushtrim has extensive knowledge & experience in enterprise change management, modern corporate governance, strategic management, project management, financial & investment analysis, and human resource development. He has experience in investment promotion and economic development, and good knowledge of European Affairs, Competition Law and EU Integration processes.

Kushtrim holds many certificates related to business research, international business, entrepreneurship, market development, corporate governance, strategic management and other subjects directly related to programme and project management. He has master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Prishtina in Kosove and ABMS Switzerland. Kushtrim is fluent in several languages, including English and German, lives in Prishtina and can be contacted at [email protected].

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