German Minister for Europe, Michael Roth, while addressing the issue of visa liberalization for Kosovo, said that the EU should keep its promises and that this should have been done long ago, once the conditions have been met.
"The EU must keep its promises and I say this as self-criticism. Visa liberalization with Kosovo should have been done a long time ago. This is because the conditions are met. In this case, too, the logic is the same. I can not change the EU treaties, the European Union is built on consensus and I can not complain in this regard," he said. Rama was harsher in his reaction, considering "shameful" the fact that the EU has not yet liberalized visas with Kosovo. According to Rama, the EU has taken Kosovo hostage "in a game of chess".