“Kosovo is moving forward in its EU and NATO perspective”

“Kosovo is moving forward in its EU and NATO perspective”

Pristina, August 25, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Outgoing deputy prime minister, Edita Tahiri says that Kosovo has made progress in its path toward the European Union and Nato.

“The government of Kosovo is engaged to continue with the structural reforms in order for our country to become part of the European Atlantic family as soon as possible”, declared Tahiri in a meeting with the group of journalists.

Mrs. Tahiri praised the contractual relations established with the EU through the Stabilization and Association Agreement, while demanding from the EU not to delay the liberalization of visas for the citizens of Kosovo, adding that it’s unfair for the citizens of Kosovo to remain isolated. She has also talked about the talks between Kosovo and Serbia, saying that they are needed for the stability and peace in the region.

“Talks in Brussels serve peace and stability in the region and the government of the Republic of Kosovo has been committed in achieving the agreements in the framework of the technical talks and talks for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, where the EU has offered its contribution in the quality of negotiator”, said Tahiri.

Tahiri said that Serbia continues to be an obstacle in the implementation of the agreements and that it continues to violate the principles of good neighborly relations, by illegally intervening in Kosovo, as it was the latest case with the barricades on Iber river bridge in Mitrovica or the presence of its parallel structures, which act as an obstacle for the work of the legal mayors of the four northern communes.

“This process still has challenges for which Brussels’ agreement is needed”, said Tahiri. /ibna/