Kosovo’s Minister of the EU Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, says she is working intensively in order for the visa liberalisation issue be included in the agenda of the EU Council meeting set to be held at the beginning of December. Hoxha currently is in Brussels, when she met senior officials of the European Commission to discuss visa liberalisation.
In an interview with Gazeta Express, Hoxha said she met on Wednesday the EU Commissioner on Migration, Home Affairs and Statehood, Dimitris Avramopoulos. “I met today Commissioner Avramopoulos and one of my requests was his support, namely sending letters to internal ministers of the EU member countries and explain them that Kosovo has fulfilled all the required criteria on visas. We have done our homework and it is up with the EU countries to decide,” Hoxha told Gazeta Express. “We will continue working in order for the visa liberalisation for Kosovo citizens be included in the agenda of the EU Council,” she said.
Commenting on Kosovo’s Government decision on imposing 100 percent customs tariffs for all goods entering from Serbia and Bosnia, Hoxha said that this was a just decision, adding that time has come for the Kosovo’s domestic products be protected and supported by the state. “We expect the EU to tell Serbia and Bosnia correct their decision, which put Kosovo in very difficult position when it comes to the goods produced in Kosovo by imposing various obstacles,” Hoxhaj said.