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Kosovo PM Kurti meets EC President Ursula von der Leyen

  • 9/30/2021 11:07 AM
Kosovo PM Kurti meets EC President Ursula von der Leyen

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti received yesterday in a meeting, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. According to the announcement of the Office of the Prime Minister, Kurti and the President of the European Commission discussed the economic and social development of Kosovo.

Kurti also informed her about the government's plan and the reforms undertaken in the judiciary to fight corruption, reports Gazeta Express.

The two interlocutors also talked about the issue of visa liberalization for Kosovo.

"Thanking him for the support that the European Union has given for the economic and social development of the country, Prime Minister Kurti informed President von der Layen about the Economic Investment Plan with over 100 concrete projects of government ministries, amounting to 2.8 billion euros and that will help create a strong foundation for the development of the country. "

The conversation focused on visa liberalization and Kosovo's EU integration process. Regional cooperation and especially the greatest economic cooperation between the countries of the region in the framework of the Berlin Process and the implementation of the Common Regional Market was emphasized as a necessity.

Regarding the situation with the pandemic, Prime Minister Kurti thanked President von der Leyen for the EU support in dealing with the Republic of Kosovo with the COVID-19 virus. He informed her of the progress made with vaccination, where although Kosovo has recently started, it now stands above the regional average with 62% of the population designated for single-dose vaccination and 41% for two-dose vaccination. In this regard, they also talked about the acceptance of COVID-19 certificates by the EU and the initiation of procedures to become members of the EU Digital Certificate for COVID. 

/Klara Ruci/