Analysis 18 Dec 15

Foreign Policy Setbacks Leave Kosovo Shaken

The government was wrong to gamble on the EU granting visa liberalization as a reward for its sacrifices in talks with Serbia, experts say.

Ervin Qafmolla
BIRN
Pristina

The EU's refusal to include Kosovo in its visa liberalisation scheme this week disappointed and angered Kosovo’s top politicians.

Using unusually harsh language, Hashim Thaci, the Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, accused Brussels of offering Kosovo encouraging words but no real support.

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