“The credibility of European institutions is at stake now. Member countries should realize this”, Mrs. Fajon said.
What’s happening in Kosovo is unacceptable for Euro MPs, therefore they say that they’re disappointed about the fact that the Austrian rotating presidency confirmed yesterday that it will not include the issue of visas for Kosovar citizens in the EU meeting on 6 and 7 December.
Kosovo is the only country which has not been included in this regime, the European lawmakers say that this creates a feeling of isolation that has a direct impact on the daily lives of the citizens of Kosovo.
European Parliament rapporteur for the Visa Liberalisation process, Tanja Fajon declared from Brussels that she was disappointed about the lack of will to grant citizens of Kosovo the visa-free regime and demanded from the institutions of Kosovo to address their requests directly to member countries and not EU institutions.
“As EU institutions, we have exerted a lot of pressure on the Kosovars in order for them to deliver the criteria. They have delivered these criteria and the commission has recognized this. As far as EU institutions are concerned, Kosovo has received the green light. Now it’s up to EU governments”, Fajon added.
Fajon mentioned Germany and France being the two main countries which are blocking the visa liberalisation process. She said that on behalf of the European Parliament, along with MEP Kukan, they will write a letter in which they will ask member countries to approve the decision to scrap visas for Kosovar citizens.