Austrian MEP Lukas Mandl said that Kosovo has long met the criteria for visa liberalization. Mandl wrote in a Twitter post that visa liberalization for Kosovo is urgent and important.
"In the governing program of Germany, visa liberalization for Kosovo is explicitly mentioned. This is urgent and important. The criteria have been met long time ago. The European Parliament and the European Commission have agreed upon that and we need full parliamentary support," Mandl wrote.
The coalition agreement of the three German parties that will form the new federal government has mentioned visa liberalization for Kosovo.
"We support the European integration of the six Western Balkan countries and, in this sense, the reforms needed to meet all the Copenhagen criteria," the agreement said.