Head of the EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova, in an op-ed on the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome considered as the first step towards a united Europe, said that this time is an opportunity “not only to reaffirm our commitment to the values and objectives on which the European project is founded but also to take pragmatic and ambitious steps forward.” With regards to Kosovo, Apostolova reconfirmed the EU position that Kosovo has a clear European perspective but stressed that this venture requires improved rule of law, stronger human rights safeguards, economic development, and job creation. “Kosovo’s European future, confirmed by the SAA, is a good opportunity to start building unity around the European agenda. The EU will remain the main partner of Kosovo: its largest investor, trade partner, and donor. EU assistance has created thousands of new jobs; it is improving the lives of Kosovo citizens, contributing to progress and to building a stable, accountable and prosperous society. The EU wants to see a European Kosovo prosper where there will be a good future for its people and their children,” Apostolova wrote.