European route E65

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E65 shield

E65
Route information
Length4,400 km (2,700 mi)
Major junctions
North endMalmö, Sweden
South endChania, Greece
Location
Countries Sweden
 Poland
 Czech Republic
 Slovakia
 Hungary
 Croatia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Montenegro
 Serbia
 Kosovo[a]
 North Macedonia
 Greece
Highway system
International E-road network

European route E65 is a north-south Class-A European route that begins in Malmö, Sweden and ends in Chania, Greece. The road is about 4,400 km (2,700 mi) in length.

Route[edit]

E65 (A27) near Kozani in Western Macedonia, Greece heading north
E65 tunnel in Neochori, Greece.

The route between Montenegro and Kosovo is unclear, a problem currently shared with E80 which is concurrent with E65 on this section. The existing magistral road that goes via Podgorica through the town of Bijelo Polje continues northwards through western Serbia as E763, away from the direction of Pristina. Instead the route needs to turn to the east some 5 km before Bijelo Polje (Ribarevina junction), and towards Priština. After that, at Rožaje, the route winds slightly northwards again, goes through western Serbia near Tutin, and then enters Kosovo near Kosovska Mitrovica.

Formerly, before 1985, this was the E14.

References[edit]

^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.