Irrespective of the status of Kosovo, all people living in
Kosovo should enjoy good governance, democracy, rule of law and
the same legal and human rights as other people in Europe. The main
challenge faced by Kosovo lies in the implementation of existing
human rights and rule of law standards, in particular the fight against
corruption and organised crime.
The current phase of the European Union-mediated dialogue
between Pristina and Belgrade, at Prime Minister level, creates
a window of opportunity for solving fundamental political problems
along with technical matters.
The report calls on the Council of Europe to enhance its action
regarding the promotion of democracy, human rights and rule of law
standards, by expanding co-operation programmes and allowing the
competent authorities in Kosovo to be directly involved in the implementation
of Council of Europe activities and programmes. It also proposes
that the Assembly intensifies and expands its own dialogue with
representatives of the political forces elected to the Assembly
of Kosovo and invites the Bureau of the Assembly to define the modalities
thereof with full respect for the policy of status neutrality.