STRASBOURG – European Parliament supported Kosovo visa liberalization with 420 votes in favour, Beta news agency reports. The procedure now continues in the Counucil.
The vote came after the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) gave green light for the move in late August. It was supposed to be held in October, but it was moved earlier on the insisting of some parliamentary groups, the agency reports.
Next step in the process will require a qualified majority of EU Ministers for Internal Affairs to approve the action in the Council of European Union.
The EU will be represented in the negotiations with its member stated by MEP Tanja Fajon, rapporteur for liberalization.