European Western Balkans

Joint Statement by Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa

Visit of Isa Mustafa, Kosovan Prime Minister, to the EC; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – Tuesday European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa met in Brussels to discuss the final steps needed to fulfil the remaining requirements of the visa liberalisation dialogue with Kosovo.

Commissioner Avramopoulos commended the progress made by the government of Kosovo so far, including on the track record of high-level organised crime and corruption cases. Both sides agreed that this progress needs to be sustained, and in particular that the number of actual convictions is increased.

Commissioner Avramopoulos also recognised the efforts Kosovo has made to ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro, and encouraged Prime Minister Mustafa, his government and the political parties to proceed with the vote in the Assembly soon. Commissioner Avramopoulos expressed his support to Kosovo in the last stages towards visa liberalisation, and offered to visit Kosovo before the summer.

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