European Parliament considers visa liberalisation ‘vital’ for Kosovo

    European Parliament stated (09-Oct-2018) visa liberalisation is “vital” in bringing Kosovo closer to the EU. Foreign Affairs Committee Members of Parliament welcomed a confirmation by the European Commission that visa liberalisation benchmarks were fulfilled. European Parliament noted: “This comes notwithstanding critical concerns about Kosovo’s under-financed judiciary, widespread corruption, elements of state capture and undue political influence and due process, which all need to be addressed beyond the progress made on meeting visa liberalisation requirements”. [more – original PR]