Kosovo recognised by the Czech Republic

A quarter a year ago, Kosovo announced independence on Serbia, the new European state was finally recognised by the Czech government. The cabinet of Mirek Topolanek decided, the CR will establish diplomatic connections, so we may see Czech embassy in Pristina quite soon.

Against the recognition anyway voted the KDU-CSL, who joined sceptics of this step, who are afraid of worsening of the situation between the Czech Republic and Serbia.

The foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg, who brought the proposal to the parliament, says the Czech Republic has no other choice than to recognise Kosovo. “The development was so, the Kosovo is a free state now. We have to take it as a fact and accept the reality as it is. Especially when we have 500 of our people there.”