Gunther Fehlinger, who is the Chair of the European Committee for NATO (NGO), has said that Kosovo should be part of the European Union by 2029.
At the same time, he has called for the isolation of Serbia, suggesting that a pro-Russian country does not deserve to be part of the EU.
“Serbia must be isolated. All other European countries must be in NATO, EU and Euro 2024 – 2029. And let us build a wall around Serbia!,” Fehlinger wrote on his official X social media account, formerly known as Twitter.
Fehlinger consistently calls on his account for more countries to recognise Kosovo as an independent country and for it to be part of the EU. On the other hand, he does not support Serbia, saying that the country is the only openly pro-Russian genocide state in Europe.
Just recently, Fehlinger stressed that the values of Serbia must be questioned while at the same time stressing that the country needs to do more work before becoming part of the EU.
Apart from criticising the EU, Fehlinger also criticises other countries that have still not recognised Kosovo, including Spain and Greece.
“Kosovo is the cradle of European peace – I call all Free World Recognise Kosovo. [Those] Who rejects Kosovo recognition must doubt if he is seriously part of the Free World. I mean you, Spain, Greece…,” Fehlinger wrote on his X account.
In addition to the above-mentioned, Fehlinger also suggested that Romania should recognise Kosovo as an independent country in order to enter the Schengen.
“Romania recognise Kosovo, and Austria will end the Veto against your Schengen Membership!,” Fehlinger, who is the chair of a non-governmental organisation, said, meaning that his recommendations and calls are not related to the official positions and statements of the European Union.
The EU Parliament gave the green light on visa liberalisation with Kosovo earlier this year, but currently, there are no EU enlargement plans that would include the country.
Citizens of Kosovo will get to travel visa-free to the Schengen Area from January 1, 2024. The decision of the EU to permit Kosovars to travel to the bloc without the need to obtain a visa was taken after evaluating and concluding that the country has met all the requirements.
While Spain has said that it won’t allow visa-free entry to Kosovars despite the EU agreement, Germany just recently said that it fully supports visa liberalisation for Kosovo.
The German Federal Government said that its position remains unchanged and that it will continue to support the decision of the Council to permit visa-free travel to Kosovars.