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Kosovo Recognitions

protest-against-kosovo-independence-announced-in-prague-02-13-2018 News 14 Feb 18

Pro-Serbian Czechs to Protest Against Kosovo's Independence

A Czech NGO, 'Czech Friends of Kosovo Serbs', has announced a protest on the tenth anniversary of Kosovo's independence – when it will urge the Czech Republic to withdraw recognition of the former Serbian province.

kosovo-is-wasting-its-energy-on-recognition-battles-11-27-2017 Comment 05 Dec 17

Kosovo is Wasting its Energy on Recognition Battles

Getting diplomatic recognition by small, far-off states is far less important than having a functioning economy.

kosovo-deputy-pm-slams-serbia-s-false-recognition-claims-11-27-2017 News 27 Nov 17

Kosovo Slams Serbia’s 'False Recognition' Claims

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj has condemned Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic for claiming that Kosovo 'made up' receiving diplomatic recognitions from seven or eight countries.

kosovo-claims-suriname-cannot-revoke-independence-recognition-10-31-2017 news 31 Oct 17

Kosovo Says Suriname Can’t Revoke Independence Recognition

After Serbia’s foreign minister said that the South American state of Suriname has revoked its recognition of Kosovo, the Pristina government claimed that this is not possible under international law.

vucic-reaps-benefits-from-guantanamo-favour--07-18-2016 Comment 19 Jul 16

Vucic Reaps Benefits From Guantanamo ‘Favour’

By accepting two Guantanamo detainees, Serbia has obtained a license from the US to continue his ‘balancing’ act with Russia and continue as usual on the domestic front.

eu-parliament-approves-kosovo-s-eu-accession-process-02-04-2016 News 05 Feb 16

Kosovo Welcomes European Parliament Resolution

As the European Parliament approved a resolution on Kosovo’s progress toward EU integration, the Parliament's Vice-President, Ulrike Lunacek, urged all member states to recognize it.

vucic-charm-offensive-appears-to-disarm-serbian-media-01-15-2016 comment 15 Jan 16

Vucic Charm Offensive Appears to Disarm Serbian Media

The Serbian PM amply demonstrated his considerable PR skills at his annual press conference, while the media seemed unable to get straight answers to tough questions.

kosovo-announces-fresh-recognitions News 22 Jul 14

Kosovo Says More Recognitions Are in Sight

Kosovo minister say two more states plan to recognise its statehood by September, though neither country has been named and such predictions have proved false in the past.

serbia-s-diplomatic-chief-faces-hard-choices Analysis 15 May 14

Serbia’s Diplomatic Chief Faces Hard Choices

Balancing the contradictory wishes of Moscow and Brussels is just one of the tough tests facing Serbia’s pragmatic new Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic.

kosovo-marks-independence-with-dire-economic-prospects News 17 Feb 14

Kosovo Celebrates Anniversary as Economic Woes Continue

Kosovo marked the sixth anniversary of its declaration of independence amid improving relations with Serbia but poor economic prospects for its impoverished people.

kosovo-claims-recognition-by-lesotho News 11 Feb 14

Kosovo Claims Recognition by Lesotho

Kosovo leaders on Tuesday claimed that the small African state of Lesotho has granted the country diplomatic recognition - though no official confirmation of this has been made public.

kosovo-battles-to-boost-recognition-tally analysis 03 Jul 13

Kosovo Battles to Boost Recognition Tally

Kosovo claims that it has been recognised as independent by 101 states around the world, but it’s still struggling to verify that tally as it seeks backing from other countries.

egypt-recognizes-kosovo News 26 Jun 13

Kosovo Claims Recognition by Egypt

As questions continue about the exact number of countries that have actually recognised Kosovo, the foreign ministry on Wednesday added Egypt to the list.

kosovo-recognition-by-yemen-heightens-unclarities News 13 Jun 13

Yemen's 'Verbal' Recognition of Kosovo Fuels Confusion

Kosovo's alleged receipt of a verbal recognition pledge from Yemen raises questions about the number of countries that have actually recognised its independence.

romania-s-tough-line-on-kosovo-starts-to-crumble analysis 12 Jun 13

Romania’s Tough Line on Kosovo Starts to Crumble

It’s increasingly no longer a question of whether Romania will recognise Kosovo’s independence but when, analysts say.

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Kosovo Marks Full Independence With a Shrug

Kosovo was granted full independence by its international masters on September 10 - but few people in Prishtina seemed interested in celebrating.