The roundtable ‘Prospects of Kosovo membership to Council of Europe’ was held today. The goal of this roundtable was discussing the Kosovo membership to Council of Europe. Present in the roundtable were: Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, ex Foreign Affairs Minister Enver Hoxhaj, Human Rights Expert Gjylieta Mushkolaj and Fisnik Korenica Expert of law.
PIPS Executive Director Leonora Kryeziu on the opening speech emphasized the vital importance of membership in this organization in improving the life of Kosovars. “Kosovo Civil Society supports the Kosovo membership in this organization that would benefiet drastically to Kosovars. The application needs to be submit as soon as possible”.
On the other hand Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga also supported the lobbying process of Prishtina Institute for Political Studies in Kosovo membership to Council of Europe. According to the President, Kosovo membership to CoE is an urgent need in improving the human rights and rule of law in Kosovo.
Ex Minister of Foreign Affairs Enver Hoxhaj spoke about the importance of creating a momentum which would be created as a consequence of a process of lobbying from different sides. According to Hoxha a wide cooperation is demanded prior and after the application submit in order to secure the votes of the member states.
Law Expert Gjylieta Mushkolaj declared that institutions should be careful with the commitments they make knowing that they turn into juridical obligations. Meanwhile Fisnik Korenica who also did the concluding remarks added that Kosovo needs to have a new coordination and momentum in the road to accession in order to be a member of this organization as soon as possible.