The European Union expects that all the relevant matters to be discussed in the dialogue process between Serbia and Kosovo.
After meeting with Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga in Brussels, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that regardless of who is in charge in the Serbian government, the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia must continue.
'We expect that all the important issues for the future of the region to be discussed in the spirit of good neighborliness. I addressed this as a strong appeal during the meeting with Serbian President Nikolic which I attended here in Brussels recently. This is the only way for Kosovo's stability and for the future prospective membership of Serbia in the European Union', President Barroso said.
On her part, Jahjaga reiterated that northern Kosovo can have no other solutions than those set in the laws and Constitution of Kosovo.
Jahjaga is visiting Brussels, on an official visit, where she met with President of EU Council Herman Van Rompoy.
The head of the Kosovar state, Ahtifete Jahjaga, also demanded that Kosovo be freed as soon as possible by the visas wall with the European Union.
'Since my last visit, last september, the Republic of Kosovo has made significant progress in the fulfillment of the European agenda. We were handed the visa liberalization roadmap and we hope that Kosovo citizens will also have soon the opportunity to travel freely in EU countries. Because Kosovars are the only citizens in Europe who don't have yet the chance to benefit from this right,' Jahjaga said.
The President of the EU Council, Herman Van Rompuy, praised the progress made until now, but emphasized the challenges and the reforms that Prishtina has to meet in order to approach the European standards.
'Kosovo has made progress in its path toward EU, but a lot of work remains to be done. The progress toward EU requires that Kosovo makes other steps for the European agenda, especially those that deal with the rule of law, the public administration reform, electoral reform as well as the observance of minority rights. I encouraged President Jahjaga to work closely on these problems, within her powers, by assuring the EULEX expertise,' Van Rompuy stated.
Jahjaga's visit is the first of a high Kosovo official after the dialogue structured in the European Commission on May 30 and the handing of the visa liberalization roadmap for Kosovo citizens.
In the second day of her visit, Jahjaga is due to visit NATO Headquarters where she will hold talks with the Secretary General of the alliance, Rasmussen.
Published on: July 18, 2012 - 9:07 pm