Brussels, 21 March 2018 – “We are expecting good news to open the door for visa liberalization for Kosovo. I would be the happiest person if I would sign the decision for visa liberalization for Kosovo”, stated EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, during a meeting in Brussels.
Avramopoulos to Minister of Foreign Affairs Pacolli: I expect good news from Prishtina. I would be the happiest person on the day when I sign visa liberalization with Kosovo.
The situation in the Parliament of Kosovo was discussed a lot during the first discussion between two politicians. “We are in a friendly environment and you know my stance on Kosovo. Kosovo is located at the center of Balkans and we do not want a re-balkanization of the region, but we want Kosovo to be a flagship of European integration,” he stated.
“Fight negative phenomena, corruption, elements negatively stigmatizing you country, and I look forward to open the doors of opportunities in European institutions, even though the situation is not the best”, stated further Commissioner Avramopoulos.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, stated that “after 3 years of blockade, Kosovo is expected to vote pro demarcation with Montenegro”.
“I would like to invite you to celebrate the news with the youth of my country. EU requirements for Kosovo are not in your interest, but for the good of my country and I am a big supporter of European Integration. “In today’s world, we cannot survive as small countries”- stated minister Pacolli.
Moreover, Kosovo’s Chief Diplomat described current government of Kosovo as “a very dynamic government that can do a lot of work if it relies on the European institutions”.