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Liberalization of the visa regime in Kosovo depends on the demarcation and fight against corruption

Liberalization of the visa regime in Kosovo depends on the demarcation and fight against corruption
The delivery of the criteria for the liberalization of visas is expected to be one of challenges for the new government of Kosovo led by PM Ramush Haradinaj.

Currently, the government must deliver the last two criteria, namely, the fight against corruption and the demarcation of the border with Montenegro.

Experts of European integration affairs recall that Kosovo leaders have promised the liberalization of the visa regime since 2010, but according to them, there’s been a lack of will for the remaining two criteria.

Professor of European Law, Avni Mazreku told IBNA that there needs to be a national compromise between political parties in order to unblock this situation.

“This national compromise will overcome political differences. I don’t think that there would have been any delays if this political class had the political will to push the agenda of reforms forward”, Mazreku says.

Meanwhile, analyst Vilhard Shala told IBNA that this process is expected to last for a long time.

“We have a government which doesn’t have the necessary votes to advance with important processes which relate to the European agenda. Self Determination Party has declared that it will never vote the border deal with Montenegro. This party has even declared that it will contest this process with protests. Democratic League of Kosovo is also against this deal”, Shala said. /balkaneu.com/

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