Kosovo leaders welcome von der Leyen’s election as EC president

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj has welcomed the election of Ursula von der Leyen from Germany as the first female President of European Commission.

“Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia needs to resume without conditions until an agreement on mutual recognition in existing borders is reached and I believe the European Commission will step up efforts as part of the enlargement policy. We are convinced Ursula von der Leyen will stay true to the position for a unified and stronger Europe,” Haradinaj wrote.

Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli also congratulated von der Leyen on her election saying it is good news for Kosovo and the region. “We look forward to working with her on the European perspective of Kosovo and visa liberalization for our citizens as an important element in our country’s European perspective,” Pacolli wrote on Facebook.