Less than 50 days separate all citizens of Kosovo who possess biometric passports from enjoying visa-free travel in Europe. However, a new proposal has divided the residents of Kosovo who wish to travel to their continent into two groups.
The European Parliament approved a resolution condemning the terrorist attack on Kosovo police that occurred in Banjska village on September 24, that resulted in the death of police officer Afrim Bunjaku and the injury of two other officers. The resolution calls for sanctions against Serbia, if its involvement is proven, and removal of sanctions for Kosovo.
Again, like in the early 2000s questions are raised about “absorption capacity”, “institutional reform” and “economic cost” of the new wave of enlargement. Rather than serious discussion points, these debates are natural reflexes of the EU's geopolitical coming of age. They represent EU’s doubts about itself and destiny that history has graced it with: Europe united and at peace.