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Kosovo Assembly ratified the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro

Kosovo Assembly ratified the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro

The Parliament of Kosovo ratified the Agreement on Border Demarcation with Montenegro. The demarcation agreement was adopted almost three years after its signing in Vienna.

With 80 votes in favor, the Kosovo Assembly ratified the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro after the opposition party Vetevendosje used tear gas in the Kosovo Assembly four times to prevent the vote.

Vetevendosje considers the agreement harmful to Kosovo, by which allegedly Kosovo loses a part of its territory.

Seven members of the Assembly from this party have been arrested, while six have been removed from its further work.

The ratification of the border demarcation with Montenegro is one of the key EU conditions for visa liberalization for citizens of Kosovo.

“This is a landmark decision that opens the path to visa liberalization regime with the European Union and re-confirms the friendly relations with Montenegro”, said Foreign Minister of Kosovo Behgjet Pacolli.

The European Union has set ratification of the agreement as the main condition before it will grant Kosovo nationals visa-free access to the passport-free Schengen area.

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