From the Government of Germany: Agreement with Kosovo, a precondition for Serbia’s EU accession – Latest News
Kosovo has met the criteria for visa liberalization set by the European Union.
But its citizens still can not move without visas to EU countries.
Germany, which held the presidency during July-December 2020, continues to support the liberalization process on the basis of met criteria.
The Information Office of the German State Government told Klankosova.tv that Germany had put this topic on the agenda of the responsible bodies of the European Union, but that the agreement of most member states to lift visas for Kosovo had not been reached.
“The Federal Government continues to support visa liberalization for Kosovo based on meeting the established criteria. The decision on this should be taken by the Council of the European Union. Germany put the topic on the agenda of the responsible EU bodies during its Presidency of the EU Council. “So far, the required majority among EU member states has not been achieved.”
It was further stated by this office that the Federal Government strongly supports the Kosovo-Serbia negotiations.
According to them, the final result of the negotiations led by the European Union Special Envoy, Miroslav Lajç ,k, and supervised by the EU’s Foreign Policy and Security Chief, Josep Borrel, should be a comprehensive and legally binding agreement for both. parties.
The Information Office of the German executive told Klankosova.tv that this agreement is one of the preconditions for Serbia’s accession to the EU.
“The Federal Government strongly supports the negotiations that are taking place under the supervision of Borrell and EU Special Representative Lajcak. The goal is a comprehensive, legally binding agreement for the full normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo. “As set out in the EU negotiating framework, such an agreement is also one of the preconditions for Serbia’s accession to the EU.”