Albin Kurti, leader of the Vetevendosje Movement, together with members of the leadership of this political party, Arberie Nagavci and Fitore Pacolli, met today with the head of the EU Office in Kosovo Nataliya Apostolova and her associates.
Apostolova congratulated Kurti on the election result and the flow of the elections process. She said that excluding the northern part of Kosovo, where pressure towards local Serbs was reported, it appears that everything went in a proper and regular manner. Now, it is important to certify the results and establish institutions in order for the new government to open way as soon as possible to allocation of the funds that the EU distributes for development of different projects in Kosovo, such as in the field of justice, education, security and environment.
Kurti expressed appreciation for Apostolova’s visit and expressed concern with the flow of the election process in Kosovo north. Addressing of the violations and irregularities there is required just as the start of the dialogue with local Serbs. He also expressed the need for a mini-Marshall Plan of the EU on Western Balkans, especially with regards to the unification of the divided cities, which would enable social progress and vigour towards the European integrations.
Kurti also said that he has welcomed assessment and respective ranking of the matters by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Ms. Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Enlargement Mr. Johannes Hahn, on 6 October elections. They stressed the importance for the new government to start as soon as possible with measures which have impact on 1. Economic and social development, 2. Rule of law, 3. SAA implementation and 4. The issue of the dialogue for normalization of the relations with Serbia.
At the end of the meeting, parties agreed on regular communication and further cooperation.