EU to start visa talks with Kosovo

Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi describes move as ‘a new beginning’ for Kosovo and for its relations with Brussels.

Dialogue between the European Commission and Kosovo on visa liberalisation will start on January 19, the European Commission liaison office in Pristina has announced.

The talks on the modalities between the European Commission and Pristina on Kosovo’s potential entry into the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone will be solemnised by a two-day visit to Pristina by the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom.

Rexhepi said the launch of the visa dialogue marked a new beginning for the country.

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