Kosovo is determined in its European path

Kosovo is determined in its European path

Pristina, 23 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa has delivered a speech at the University of Oxford as part of his visit in the United Kingdom.

In front of tens of students, PM Mustafa has unfolded Kosovo’s path toward freedom and independence, state formation, current processes that relate to economic development, European integration and its perspective.

“As a new democracy with 1,8 million people, Kosovo still faces institutional and development challenges. In spite of these challenges, Kosovo has always been determined in its European path.

Kosovars are the most pro European people in our continent, but unfortunately, we are the only ones who travel in the European Union with visas. We have delivered three times more criteria than our neighboring countries have delivered and now we are awaiting a positive recommendation from the European Union to be granted the visa liberalization regime”, the prime minister said.

Speaking on the commitment of the government of Kosovo for economic reforms, Prime Minister Mustafa talked about the National Strategy for Development, which is comprised of four pillars: human capital, rule of law, infrastructure and competition.

As far as the European integration is concerned, PM Mustafa said that last year was historical as far as Kosovo’s relations with the EU, referring to the signing of the Stabilization and Association Agreement. /ibna/