Norwegian diplomat and former UN’s special envoy to Kosovo, Kai Eide, has slammed the EU for non-liberalization of visas with Kosovo.
According Eide Kosovo deserves more from the EU. He also says that it is hard to understand why countries such as Ukraine, or Colombia, have better deals on visas comparing with Kosovo. Eide asked the EU to have a more forward-leaning policy towards the Westenr Balkans, focusing on Kosovo. “Kosovo deserves more from the EU. Hard to understand why Ukraine, Moldova and Colombia have better deals.
EU needs a more forward-leaning policy towards the Western Balkans – and certainly towards Kosovo,” Eide wrote in his Twitter. He made the statement during an exchange with former deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Petrit Selimi, who said that Kosovo had most conditions from all when it comes to visa liberalization.
“Important to be fair. As EU has liberalized visa regime with countries from Ukraine to Colombia, now is the time to deliver on promises to those that fulfill conditions. Kosovo had most conditions from all. Visa liberalization is not a gift for us. It’s a sign that EU is fair and strict,” Selimi tweeted.