"Gerald Knaus (ESI) had some proposals for the EU, including fairness for Kosovo in visa liberalisation assessments: This is my first proposal: Kosovo should be evaluated like all others, like Turkey and the neighbouring countries. If this does not happen this year you should protest, you should say that this is not fair… [Knaus also suggested] that Kosovo should apply to the Council of Europe this year so Kosovo can become part of European mechanisms…"
"President of ESI, Gerald Knaus, said that the EU is not treating Kosovo the same as other countries aspiring to joing the EU and this prevents a healthy competition among these countries. "For this reason I believe that in the relationship between Kosovo and the EU [assessing Kosovo fairly on visa liberalization] is a key issue to test the credibility and seriousness of the EU", said Mr. Knaus."
"Gerald Knaus (ESI) had a few proposals for the EU, among others that the EU assesses Kosovo like its neighbours in the process toward visa liberalization. Knaus also said that the EU has a fantastic methodology for measuring corruption inside the EU and should apply the same methodology to Kosovo as well."
"Knaus, in his provocative expose, focused on the necessity of applying fairness to the visa liberalization process. He said that it is paramount to have equal treatment for all countries aspiring EU membership. He stressed the fact that Kosovo is the only country where the EU applies different standards, and the current EU approach toward Kosovo does not inspire the necessary reforms that would transform Kosovo."