VIENNA – European Parliament’s (EP) Vice President and Standing Rapporteur for Kosovo Ulrike Lunacek believes that the European futures of Serbia and Kosovo are closely intertwined and mutually conditioned and urges both sides to work on improving relations.

The green light for visa liberalization for the people of Kosovo, which should be ratified by European institutions soon, creates a “very good momentum” and has to be utilized, said Lunacek, who will travel to Belgrade for the Civil Society Forum Belgrade, taking place under the framework of the so-called Berlin process, on Thursday.

In an interview she gave the European Western Balkans website, Lunacek said that Kosovo should not rest on its laurels but had to intensify its efforts with regard to its relations with Belgrade, adding that “all agreements between Belgrade and Pristina must be implemented.”

Lunacek said that the future of “both Western Balkans states” remained closely intertwined and it was therefore vital to ensure further progess needed for “both countries” to forge ahead in their EU integration process.