Kosovo: Corruption continues to remain a criterion for the liberalization of visas

Kosovo: Corruption continues to remain a criterion for the liberalization of visas

This week, parliament of Kosovo is expected to approve the demarcation agreement with Montenegro.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj has invited all political forces to vote this document, which enables the liberalization of the visa regime for the citizens of the country.

“The absence of even one MP in Tuesday session, when the ratification of the demarcation agreement with Montenegro is voted, may lead to Kosovo to continue in its isolation”, Kosovo’s PM said.

Meanwhile, the party which has contested this process the most, Self Determination, says that without fighting corruption and organized crime, chances for the liberalization of the visa regime are zero.

Self Determination MP, Fitore Pacolli declared that this government has started to pressure MPs into voting the demarcation agreement, while lying to citizens that the liberalization of the visa regime will be achieved.

“We know that the ratification of the demarcation agreement is not the only condition for the liberalization of visas. The fight against corruption and organized crime are also key conditions”, she said.

The Serb List has once again confirmed that its MPs will not vote the bill for the demarcation agreement with Montenegro and that this party has not changed its stance on this issue.

The voting of the demarcation agreement with Montenegro requires at least 80 votes in Parliament, while it’s being said that the governing coalition has only secured 78 votes. /balkaneu.com/