Proposal for the liberalization of visas for Kosovo is approved

Proposal for the liberalization of visas for Kosovo is approved

Pristina, 7 July 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The European Parliament Foreign Policy Committee has approved the proposal for the liberalization of visas for Kosovo.

This was announced by the rapporteur on Kosovo, Ulrike Lunacek, who has invited Kosovo politicians to reach compromise for the approval of border demarcation with Montenegro.

“I’m happy about the approval of the proposal on Kosovo by European Parliament Foreign Policy Committee. Now Kosovo politicians must act”, said Lunacek.

She said that “the key to give way to the liberalization of visas is in the hands of politicians”.

Minister for Integration, Bekim Collaku has thanked the members of the Committee and the European Parliament for their support.

“I believe that we will promptly deliver the remaining obligation in order to speed up decision making in the EU Parliament and EU Council”, Collaku declared.

He said that the agreement for the border demarcation with Montenegro must be proceed in parliament and MPs must debate and decide based on arguments in order not to jeopardize the process of the liberalization of visas for Kosovo people and in order not to damage the excellent relations with Montenegro.

The failure to ratify the demarcation agreement with Montenegro by parliament of Kosovo, has led to the decision to liberalize the visa regime for Kosovo in the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament to be postponed for September 5.

Meanwhile, government of Kosovo has not yet proceeded with the agreement in the parliament of Kosovo. /