Mustafa fails to convince Brussels on the border deal with Montenegro

Mustafa fails to convince Brussels on the border deal with Montenegro

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa has not managed to convince the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos to suspend the criteria for the border demarcation agreement in exchange of the liberalization of the visa regime. Instead, Avramopoulos suggested to Premier Mustafa to send the deal in parliament for voting.

The statement issued by the commissioner’s office says that the two officials have discussed the steps that should be taken to deliver the remaining criteria that need to be delivered as part of the dialogue for the liberalization of visas.

Commissioner Avramopoulos has praised the progress made so far by Kosovo, including the register concerning organized crime and high level corruption.

Both officials have agreed that this progress must be sustainable.

Commissioner Avramopoulos has also acknowledged Kosovo’s efforts for the approval of the demarcation agreement and has encouraged PM Mustafa, government of Kosovo and political parties to proceed with it in parliament. /balkaneu.com/