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Rama on Kurti's non-participation in the "mini-Schengen" meeting: I have no comment

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has said that he has no comment on the non-participation of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, in the "Mini-Schengen" initiative.

Today, Rama met in North Macedonia with the Prime Minister of this country, Zoran Zaev, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić.

During the meeting in Skopje, he said that the name of the "mini-Schengen" initiative will be changed.

"Mini-Shengeni", tomorrow the new name of the initiative, Rama: Who will be caught, will still deal with the name

"There are several decisions, agreements to be signed, there is also an Economic Forum with the business community and we continue the work. Regional Schengen is only the framework of a formula that is the EU formula, that is, the framework of the four freedoms of the EU, the free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Given that many people are caught by this name and it is thought that there will be another name simply as a start, I think that whoever will be caught with the name, will be caught again with the name, it is not that anything will be resolved from this side" , Rama said.

Meanwhile, he did not want to comment on the non-participation of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti.

"I have no comment on this," Rama said briefly to Top Channel.

And the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, has confirmed that the name of the initiative will be announced tomorrow.

"People should know that in Serbia you have 4.144 companies that have a specific business with North Macedonia and 1003 or 1004 that work with Albania. From tomorrow, we are working on the common market. "Tomorrow you will learn the real name of this initiative and what it will be called in the future," Vucic told reporters.

 

"The Schengen Agreement does not have our approval", Kurti rejects the Skopje Economic Forum

The Kosovo government office has confirmed to Euronews Albania that Prime Minister Albin Kurti will not participate in the Skopje Economic Forum on Thursday.

"Our positions on the idea of ​​Novi Sad, the so-called 'Minishengen', are already known. This initiative does not have our approval", the prime minister's office responded to the interest of Euronews Albania

Prime Ministers Edi Rama, Zoran Zaev and President Aleksandar Vucic will meet together on Thursday in Skopje, at the Economic Forum for regional cooperation within the Balkan Schengen.

Euronews Albania has also learned the work agenda, which starts at 10:00 with the opening speech of the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev for 30 minutes.

Then it will be the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandër Vučić, who will speak for another 30 minutes, as well as the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama.

The speech will also be taken by the economic panel composed of the Presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of 3 countries, where Albania will be represented by Ines Mucostepa, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Albania.

At the end of the discussions, there will be a signing of regional cooperation agreements between the two prime ministers and the Serbian president.

The activity is expected to last about 2 hours and at 12:30 there will be a joint statement between Prime Ministers Rama, Zaev and Vucic.

The British newspaper "Financial Times" writes that the free movement and business facilities of the Balkan Schengen will be officially revealed on Thursday. They include a gradual easing of travel restrictions, faster green lanes at borders, ease of passage for goods and work permits.