Tanja Fajon, rapporteur for visa liberalisation in the European Parliament, said that she will encourage the European Commission to deliver its assessment on the progress Kosovo has made in fulfilling visa liberalisation benchmarks.
Fajon, in a Tweet after meeting Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj, said that in her capacity as rapporteur for visas she will do everything in her power in the European Parliament to build and pursue progress on visa liberalisation with Kosovo. “Visa liberalization is a top priority for Kosovo. I reconfirmed my strong support to the process and will encourage the European Commission to deliver its assessment on the progress as soon as possible,” MEP Fajon wrote.
A European Commission fact-gathering mission visited Kosovo at the beginning of May to assess whether Kosovo has fulfilled the remaining benchmark – delivering concrete results in fighting high level organised crime and corruption. The EC is expected to publish its report in June and if Kosovo gets positive assessment the EC is expected to give the green light for Kosovo to get visa free regime with the EU Schengen area. Politicians in Kosovo are saying that Kosovars will enjoy visa-free travel by the end of this year.