Kosovo Visa/Passport News

Kosovo’s New Prime Minister Doesn’t Want to Join Mini-Schengen Either

When it comes to the idea of Western Balkan’s “Mini Schengen”, Prime Ministers of Kosovo and Albania have a huge difference in their opinions. The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti supports more the idea of 'an Albanian Macro Schengen', but for the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, there won't be ‘an Albanian Macro-Schengen’ without Balkan’s ‘Mini-Schengen’. In a press conference held today in Tirana, Kurti made known his opinions on the topic, even though he [...]

By | 2020-02-11T17:52:07+00:00 February 11th, 2020|Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

Foreigner Arrested for Defrauding 70 Kosovans Under Promises of Getting Them EU Work Visas

A foreign citizen has been arrested in Kosovo by the Kosovo police after he scammed 70 citizens of the country under false primness that he would help them obtain employment visas to any of the European Union Member States. According to a press release of the Kosovo Police, the arrested foreigner has profited an amount of €11,000 from his victims, thus making them pay him from €150 to €300 per one visa. “Related to the case, after [...]

By | 2019-10-23T13:26:59+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

EU Parliament Reiterates Its Position Pro Kosovo Visa Liberalization

49 lawmakers of the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties reiterated their support for visa liberalization for citizens of Kosovo, six months after the issue ceased to be mentioned among the EU bodies due to the last European Union elections. On September 24th, the LIBE committee voted once again to start the negotiations with the European Council to proceed with the remaining steps of granting Kosovars with visa-free entry to the EU members, part of the Schengen [...]

By | 2019-09-25T10:36:06+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

India May Lose Chance to Host Men’s World Boxing Championship Due to Kosovo Boxer Visa Denial

India is the latest proof that politics should not be meddling in sports. The South Asian country now faces the threat of losing its chance to host the Men’s Boxing World Championships in 2021, after denying a visa application for the Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku. Sadiku, who also has an Albanian passport alongside with the Kosovo passport, was set to represent her country at the Boxing World Championship for Women in India. She was also listed among [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:06:03+00:00 November 20th, 2018|India Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

Kosovo Boxers Face Indian Visa Issues

Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku may again lose the chance to represent her country at the Boxing World Championship for Women in India all due to visa issues. Despite of having an Albanian passport, alongside with the Kosovo passport,  the Indian authorities have still not processed her visa application. While the Boxing Championship is due to start on November 15, the President of the Boxing Federation of India Ajay Singh is still hopeful that the authorities would issue [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:22+00:00 November 13th, 2018|India Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

Kosovo Remains the European Country With the Weakest Passport

Once again, Kosovo has been listed as the only European country at the end of the Henley Passport Index, with its citizens having visa-free access to least countries in the world compared to its neighbors and other countries of the old continent. The citizens of the ten-year old country remain the only nationals in the Balkans that need to obtain visas in order to be able to enter the Schengen member states and the other countries that [...]

By | 2019-08-26T08:52:32+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Kosovo Visa/Passport News|

Corruption Cases Block Kosovo’s Visa Aspirations

After the Kosovo Parliament ratified the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro on March 21, another obstacle stands in the way of the youngest European country towards its struggle to achieve visa liberalization, as the last country in the region that remains isolated, even 10 years after its declaration of independence. Though the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci declared days after the ratification of this agreement, that Kosovo has delivered all the criteria for the visa liberalization, [...]

By | 2019-08-26T08:52:32+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Kosovo Visa/Passport News, Schengen Visa News|

EP Rapporteur: Kosovo has missed the visa train

The EU Parliament Rapporteur on Kosovo Igor Soltes claims visa restrictions will not be lifted for nationals of Kosovo any time soon, despite the promises of the Kosovar politicians, including Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj, that visa liberalization will happen this year. Soltes, during an interview with Gazeta Express, said that the sooner the demarcation is ratified the better it is for the visa liberalization process to get started again. According to Soltes, in 2016 Kosovo was on [...]

By | 2019-08-26T08:52:31+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Kosovo Visa/Passport News, Schengen Visa News|

Albania president rejects Kosovo passport request

Albania's president has turned down a request from his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci to issue Albanian passports for citizens in neighboring Kosovo, the only nation in Europe excluded from a visa-free European travel zone. Ilir Meta, who is visiting Kosovo Wednesday, said the solution was "through dialogue." The European Union insists Kosovo must approve a border demarcation deal with Montenegro before its citizens can enjoy visa-free travel within the so-called Schengen zone. Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo have refused to ratify that deal, saying [...]

By | 2019-08-26T09:05:38+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Albania Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|