Kosovo has many challenges ahead, says head of EU in Pristina

Kosovo has many challenges ahead, says head of EU in Pristina

Pristina, January 12, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The head of the European Union Office in Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar declared on Monday that the next four years will be very challenging for Kosovo.

In a meeting held with PM Isa Mustafa, Mr. Zbogar said that the new government of Kosovo must make the necessary structural reforms for economic development, improvement of law and order and public administration, improvement of the welfare of the citizens and reforms needed to take the European integration process forward.

Zbogar welcomed the identification of the main priorities by the government and expressed the full support of the European Union in achieving tangible progress for these objectives.

“The list of objectives on which the government should work is very long, but one of the most important priorities that I would mention is the preparation and implementation of a program for economic reform, the progress in the rule of law and reform in the public administration, endorsement and entry in force of SAA, dialogue for the liberalization of visas, continuation of dialogue with Serbia and the approval of the necessary legislation for the creation of the Special Court. Lastly, but not least, we expect zero tolerance against corruption by the government”, said Zbogar.

Meanwhile, PM Mustafa praised the support that the EU office has offered for processes in Kosovo, while he expressed the readiness of the government of Kosovo to engage in addressing all issues that relate to the European integration process.

Mustafa and Zbogar have talked about the process of dialogue and the endorsement of the Stabilization and Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo. /ibna/