KFOS: Time to end isolation for Kosovo

KFOS: Time to end isolation for Kosovo

Pristina, 21 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

“Time to end isolation for Kosovo” was the message of the campaign for the liberalization of visas organized by the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS).

The campaign was joined by a large number of people, including artists.

The participants demanded for  the country to benefit from the free visa regime with the EU country in order to be able to travel freely to these countries.

Part of the campaign was also a petition which was signed by 15 thousand people addressing Brussels a demand to speed up this process.

This petition along with 500 post cards will be sent to the representative of the European Union in Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar and Kosovo Minister for European Integration, Bekim Collaku.

“Restriction of free movement for a country within Europe is a paradox of the present time, especially when globalism has affected every aspect of life”, says Visare Aliu of KFOS, who is also coordinator of the campaign.

Aliu says that the number of people who are signing the petition and who have signed postcards during this activity, is high.

“So far, there have been around 15 thousand people who have signed the petition and around 500 postcards have been signed. The main scope of this petition is the direct involvement of the citizens in the issue of free movement”, she says.

The signing of petitions through which the citizens of Kosovo address to the authorities of the European Union and government of Kosovo to speed up the process of the visa liberalization, has started on 14 July, while it’s expected to end in the next few days. /ibna/