European route E65

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Route information
Length4,400 km (2,700 mi)
Major junctions
North end Malmö, Sweden
South end Chania, Greece
CountriesFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo [a]
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia
Flag of Greece.svg  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.



E65 near Skopje, North Macedonia. Skopskipat.jpg
E65 near Skopje, North Macedonia.
E65 (A27) near Kozani in Western Macedonia, Greece heading north A27 Motorway, Greece - Section Kozani-Ptolemaida - Kozani-North interchange (A2) - 02.jpg
E65 (A27) near Kozani in Western Macedonia, Greece heading north
E65 tunnel in Neochori, Greece. MoreasMotorway.JPG
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.


^ 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 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states . In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

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