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Hoxhaj: Kosovo should apply for the Council of Europe membership in 2018

Hoxhaj: Kosovo should apply for the Council of Europe membership in 2018 GazetaExpress

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, reporting on Tuesday at the Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, said that Kosovo should submit its Council of Europe (CoE) bid in 2018, noting that full membership of Kosovo will take two to three years.

Answering MPs questions on Kosovo’s plants to apply for the Council of Europe (CoE) membership, Hoxhaj explained the importance and benefits of Kosovo if becomes member of the CoE. He said that Kosovo can become full-fledged member of the CoE considering favorable circumstances within this organisation. He mentioned chairmanship of the council of ministers, which in the next two years will be headed by friendly countries of Kosovo, such as Finland, Denmark, France, and Croatia.   

Hoxhaj also assured MPs that Kosovo over the last years have made all necessary preparations to submit a solid application for CoE membership. He mentioned the fact that Russia has been suspended by this organisation, which will help Kosovo to submit its bid.

    Date: 30 January 2018 14:48
    Author: GazetaExpress

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