RCC ESAP 2: Performance of Western Balkan Economies Regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights: 2022 review on Kosovo*
Kosovo* showed modest progress towards reaching the European standards. The trend of economic recovery in 2022 has been coupled with progress in some indicators of the EPSR – particularly in terms of improvements in the formalisation of informal employment, strengthening the position of women in the labour market, decreasing NEET rates amongst youth, as well as in the unemployment rate compared to the previous year. However, some of these results may not be sustained considering the high level of outmigration that has continued in the last year. Additionally, Kosovo* has made progress in adopting laws in compliance with the EU Directives. Still, implementation remains very weak, especially for the labour force in the private sector. The key strategies for education, employment and social welfare have not yet reached the intended objectives.