The European Commission emphasized organized crime and corruption as key areas for reform in its EU Enlargement Policy 2018 Report for Kosovo published on Tuesday.
Kosovars should choose for themselves whether fighting corruption is more important than the privilege of travelling without visas to the EU.
It is essential to note that the border deal does not now make visa free travel inevitable, but we can only hope that the EU does not make corruption an excuse to legitimize the status quo.
The number of Kosovars seeking asylum decreased last year, similarly to other countries in the region, but Albania continues to be a concern with over 20,000 applicants in the past year.
With 80 votes in favor, the Kosovo Assembly ratified the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro after Vetevendosje made several attempts to obstruct the session with tear gas.