KOSOVO in the Berlin Process: gains and challenges

The Berlin Process has brought a new era of cooperation in the region. Established in 2014, the Berlin Process is conceived as  a means for several European Union member states with keen interests in the Western Balkans to engage with the six aspiring Western Balkans countries.

During the timespan of four years from 2014 - 2018, ve summits have been organized focusing on dierent issues of challenge for the region. Four years after, the Berlin Process has been highly criticised for the slow progress and lack of consistency.

The Berlin Process has ofered a unique opportunity for Kosovo to be equally represented in summits, discussions, decisions, and projects. However, in spite of being in an equal positioning with other governments from the region, Kosovo has not manage to successfully use this platform to maximise its benets. This failure should be attributed to the Government of Kosovo for showing minimal capacities to push Kosovo’s agenda in the only high level platform with full representation.