Visa exemption for Kosovo: how we got here and what’s to come

September 19, 2018


Bárbara Matias
international and European integration issues

The chronicle of events that make up the visa liberalization dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Kosovo has been one of jagged buildup. Initiated back in 2012, developments in recent months have started progressing at a more significant rate toward the final goal of visa-free travel. In keeping with this context, this policy note takes on a chronological and diagnostic approach. It seeks to situate the restored votes in the European Commission (EC) and European Parliament (EP) as well as the official progress reports from Brussels in the framework of the ongoing visa liberalization dialogue: how it has gained ground since 2012, why a breakthrough was reached in 2018, and what to expect from the following years in matters of exemptions and non-recognizer Schengen Area Member States.

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Visa exemption for Kosovo: how we got here and what’s to come

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