The European Parliament’s rapporteur for Kosovo Viola von Cramon has described the EU’s failure to lift visa restrictions for Kosovo citizens as ‘discriminatory’ and blamed the French government for the blockage.
Through a symbolic activity, citizens in the center of Prishtina ‘requested a visa’ from European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, referencing visa requirements for Kosovo citizens in the Schengen area.
Resuming its 2016 proposal for a visa-free regime, during a press conference the European Commission announced that Kosovo had fulfilled the last two remaining criteria.
One year ago, the EC recommended visa liberalization for Kosovo. But Kosovars, the only Europeans who celebrate Europe Day, are still spending millions on visas and waiting in degrading embassy queues.
How Kosovo is discriminated against when it comes to visa liberalization.