Visa liberalization for Republic of Kosova

Visa liberalization for Republic of Kosova

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Republic of Kosova started this petition to Council of the European Union and

Kosovo has fulfilled all benchmarks of the visa liberalization road map. Kosovo is the last country in the Western Balkans whose citizens still face lengthy and expensive visa procedures while travelling to a Schengen area. Although the European Commission already confirmed that Kosovo had fulfilled all the required conditions, and immediately after the European Parliament gave Kosovo the green light with a strong majority for visas to be abolished, the Council has still not acted.

“The citizens of Kosovo have been isolated for far too long.  This isolation affects people’s daily lives and their cross-border cooperation, cultural, educational and professional ties. Visa liberalisation will primarily enable young people to travel, and those are the ones who have to queue at EU consulates. Politicians, businesspersons, even criminals, will always find ways to travel.

“It’s high time to realise that the best guarantee for European security and stability for the region is the economic and political development of its immediate neighbourhood and the European integration process. This goes for Kosovo, too. The European Union unequivocally committed itself to the European perspective for all the Western Balkans countries. Visa liberalisation is one of the most tangible steps in this process.”

 

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