Welcome to the website of the European Union Office in Kosovo. As you navigate through the site, you will find out more about what our Office is doing to promote closer ties between the European Union and Kosovo. You will learn more about the history of the European Union, the enlargement Process and Kosovo's progress on the road to Europe.
The institutions of the EU are undergoing great changes; the EU Office in Kosovo is the gateway to represent all the European Union institutions.
Interest in the European Union is constantly growing. One of our main tasks in this respect is to meet this increasing demand for information. I hope that our site will not only help people to better understand the European Union today, but that it will also provide a basis for open discussion of the issues related to bilateral co-operation with the EU and the process of European Integration.
Our web site will provide you easy access to information and all key documents regarding the relations between EU and Kosovo and its progress on the road towards EU integration, as well as provide useful information on the EU's financial instruments in support of this effort.
I hope you will enjoy exploring our site. You are of course most welcome to give your opinion and suggestions which will help us develop our web site.
Head of the European Union Office in Kosovo /European Union Special Representative in Kosovo
Mr Samuel Žbogar was appointed by the EU High Representative/EC Vice-President Catherine Ashton as the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo on 21 December 2011 and by the decision of the Council of the EU of 25 January 2012 as the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo.
Mr. Samuel Žbogar is a former Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and diplomat with 24 years experience in key strategic postings, including China, the UN in New York, and Washington DC. In the capacity of state secretary at the ministry of foreign affairs and EU political director, he led the preparation of Slovenia's OSCE presidency, headed Slovenia's negotiating team for NATO accession, and was a member of Slovenia's EU negotiating team.
Samuel Žbogar was born in 1962 in Slovenia. He graduated from the University of Lubljana in Political Science-International Relations. He speaks English, Italian, Croatian/Serbian, and French. Mr Žbogar is a keen runner. He is married with three children.