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Zëri: More than 10 EU states against Kosovo visa liberalisation

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BELGRADE – Multiple EU member states are against visa liberalisation for Kosovo, writes Zëri, KoSSev reported. During recent meetings in Brussels, it has been made clear that more than 10 countries oppose the move.

Minister for European Integration Durata Hoxha stated for Zëri that the decision on visa liberalisation cannot be reached this year.

Citizens of Kosovo have this year been expecting visa liberalisation at least for Shengen area, KoSSev reminds.

However, this is not expected to happen after the decision process was blocked within the EU because multiple member states have expressed their reservations. At the latest meeting of the member states Ambassadors in COREPER, it was determined that 12 or 13 EU countries oppose the move.

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