Thaci urges Albania to grant Kosovars citizenship

Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci requested that Tirana grant Albanian citizenship to Kosovo nationals, so that they can escape “isolation” and travel visa-free to Europe’s Schengen area, Balkan Insight reports. Albanian President¬†¬†Ilir Meta responded by dismissing the idea and suggesting that Kosovo instead resolve its border demarcation dispute with Montenegro. Passing an EU-brokered border agreement remains a key obstacle in the way of Kosovo receiving visa liberalization. Other unsorted issues include the fact that five EU member states do not recognize Kosovo’s independence.


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