The European Commission's recent statement that Kosovo had fulfilled all of Brussels’ necessary visa liberalisation benchmarks and that the European Parliament and Council should proceed with lifting visa requirements for Kosovars has reopened a debate about the speed and economic viability of granting visa-free status to a new impoverished corner of the former Communist Eastern Bloc.

If the Commission's proposal on visa-liberalisation is approved, Kosovo will become the sixth Western Balkans...


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