7 March 2015
Pristina – Kosovar migrants, EU borders, poverty and visa-free travel
ESI workshop with the Council of Europe. Photo: ESI
ESI workshop with the Council of Europe. Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus was on a three-day visit to Pristina for a series of events and meetings on visas, migration and EU conditionality.

At a joint policy workshop with the Council of Europe on Kosovar migrants, EU borders, poverty and visa-free travel, Gerald and ESI senior analyst Besa Shahini gave several presentations and discussed policy options with the participants.

Gerald and Besa had meetings with the Kosovar Minister of EU integration, Bekim Collaku and with MPs from the Vetevendosje Movement, to discuss visa liberalization process for Kosovo and migration from Kosovo. In addition, Gerald briefed the staff at the Swedish embassy on EU credibility and the need for strict and fair evaluations in yearly progress reports.  

ESI meeting with Vetevendosja MPs. Photo: ESI
ESI meeting with MPs from the Vetevendosje Movement. Photo: Vetevendosje Movement
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