Kosovo APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To help bilateral relations between the UK and Kosovo and improve parliamentary relations.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Kosovo

1. Continuing the UK's trade relationship with Kosovo: parliamentary report
20/12/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Republic of Kosovo Trade Relationship with the Relationship with the Republic of Kosovo Partnership

2. Commitment to peace in Kosovo for future generations
31/10/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Commitment to peace in Kosovo for future generations - GOV.UK

3. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with J to L)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Kosovo This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

4. A new report on the integrity of the justice system in combating corruption in Kosovo
04/03/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: of the justice system in combating corruption in Kosovo - GOV.UK document

5. Kosovo: lawyers
11/01/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Kosovo: lawyers List of English speaking lawyers for British nationals in Kosovo.

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kosovo

1. UK Relations with Kosovo
05/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: considered UK relations with Kosovo.There have been three major debates about Kosovo in the history of this - Speech Link

2. Western Balkans
10/01/2019 - Grand Committee

1: member states, and Serbia has EU candidate status. Kosovo has obtained independence and survived an active - Speech Link
2: participation in the Partnership for Peace for Kosovo. It should also consider the establishment of a - Speech Link
3: the Balkans. I have been on visits recently to Kosovo and Serbia and have been to other parts of the - Speech Link

3. FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
12/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Balkan countries—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia—and of some EU - Speech Link
2: talked about, particularly with Kosovo. We have a particular bond with Kosovo, and many Kosovans have settled - Speech Link
3: British Government were among the first to recognise Kosovo as a state, which happened in 2008. The reality - Speech Link

4. UK and the Western Balkans (IRC Report)
24/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: become members: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. That meeting - Speech Link
2: within. To be specific, the frozen conflict between Kosovo and Serbia has not been resolved and remains a - Speech Link
3: quite wrongly, that Kosovo is the key vital ground of the Balkans. It is not. Kosovo is the modern version - Speech Link

5. European Union–Western Balkans Summit
02/07/2019 - Grand Committee

1: while recognised by the UN as an independent state, Kosovo is not yet recognised by Serbia, Russia or even - Speech Link
2: NATO, in part because of the role of NATO in the Kosovo war. Serbia recently welcomed President Putin with - Speech Link
3: membership of the EU: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. While - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kosovo
1. Kosovo: Serbia
asked by: Earl of Sandwich
09/11/2020
... what progress they have made; and what plans they have to make such representations alongside the EU after January 2021.

2. Kosovo: Serbia
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
25/02/2021
... and (2) the revival of the Kosovo–Serbia dialogue process.

3. Kosovo: Roma
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
25/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Kosovo about permitting to Kosovan Roma who were forced to leave Kosovo as a result of war the right to vote in the forthcoming elections in that country.

4. Kosovo: Roma
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
23/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make representations to the government of Kosovo about allowing Kosovan Roma in other countries the right to vote in the forthcoming elections.

5. Kosovo: Serbia
asked by: Lord Hylton
25/06/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement to normalise relations between those countries; and whether they will endorse any bilateral agreements reached.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Bowness Portrait
Lord Bowness
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Vickers MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7212.

Email: martin.vickers.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Kosovo APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Kosovo APPG

Former APPG Officers
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Co-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Imran Hussain Portrait
Imran Hussain
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bradford East
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships