Rama: I support ‘mini-Schengen’ because of my country and Kosovo, not Vucic

NEWS 20.12.2019 13:14
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Source: REUTERS/Florion Goga

Edi Rama, Albania’s Prime Minister, said on Friday he supported the ‘mini-Schengen,’ a visa regime among the Western Balkans countries that would enable the free flow of people and goods, because of its benefit for his country and Kosovo, not because it was suggested by Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic, the Beta news agency reported

However, Kosovo leaders criticised Rama for taking part in the meeting with Vucic on the agreement also supported by North Macedonia and would possibly be backed by Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 “This is a regional Schengen; I was the first to ask for it. I heard that (with the agreement) only Serbia is winning and that the weakest are losing. Everyone has the right to free movement, and especially those who need it the most,” Rama said, adding, the agreement would remove the borders and secure free movement.