Lunacek: Association and demarcation are a condition for the visa liberalization

Lunacek: Association and demarcation are a condition for the visa liberalization

Pristina, 16 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

During her visit to Pristina, Ulrike Lunacek MEP said that the ratification of the Demarcation Agreement with Montenegro and the creation of the Association of Serb Communes is a condition for the liberalization of visas.

She demanded from the government and parliament to proceed with the two issues in order not to delay the free movement of the citizens any further in the Schengen area.

“As far as the Association is concerned, I think it should be finalized. The Committee for Civil Rights will grant its final decision for the creation of the Association of Serb Communes. The communes are there and they have nothing to do with the services offered to the citizens on a national level”, she said.

Lunacek also said that the delay for the Association has been caused due to the fact that the government and parliament have not had sufficient support to finalize it.

However, she also commented the Demarcation with Montenegro, by saying that it should be voted in parliament.

“In the process of EU integration, there have been cases where one issue has blocked the other, but we must work in order for these problems not to prevent us in the future. Border with Montenegro is the same as the one in the time of Yugoslavia and this issue must not be delayed in parliament”, Lunaek said. /balkaneu.com/