European Parliament wants full recognition of Kosovo - Kosovo - ANSAMed.it(ANSAmed) - STRASBOURG, JANUARY 16 - The European Parliament has issued another appeal to Greece, Spain, Slovakia, Romania and Cyprus to recognize Kosovo as soon as possible, as they are the only EU nations not to have done so yet. A resolution passed Thursday on the issue with 485 in favor, 94 against and 40 abstentions. The head of delegation of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek, said that the broad support for the report ''sends a strong message that independent Kosovo's future is in its integration into the EU''. She noted that, however, ''the EU's positive impact on Kosovo has been repeatedly weakened by internal EU division'', as five countries have not yet recognized Pristina. MEPs say that the first local and national elections, held in November and December, marked ''an enormous step forward for democracy in Kosovo''. In the report, the European Parliament said that the agreement between Pristina and Belgrade implies responsibility on both sides to push ahead with the reforms necessary for integration into the EU. EULEX's future handover in Kosovo will have to be gradual and based on real progress, the European MPs added, asking the EU to speed up the lifting of visa restrictions for Kosovo nationals in the Schengen area.
This is so non-MSM that I barely found this source known to our local news ever since day before yesterday. Remaining five not to recognize us are: Pete EU, Rainman, Greece, Slovakia, and Cyprus.
Spain was such an unexpected disappointment. We went to Spain and fought Franco and gave our blood for their cause. In return they cannot even give their ink and sign a recognition paper! Whatever happened between us Pete?
Romania... Such a vague position towards our concerns. Was a strong support for our literacy during the Ottoman empire. The Ottoman's did not want us elaborated from illiteracy and would close press offices that would stamp the alphabet and various intellectual writings in Albanian. We use to press from Bukuresht instead for years.
Then when NATO allies went against Milosevic's crime campaign Russia intervened and was ready with 20 thousand troops to be deployed. If this were to happen you would have a Syrian situation here in Dardania also. But Romania closed all airports to Russia's military. This made the dictator furious.
You would think that they are by our side and would now seize the deal for good. Yet when it comes to recognition things just stop and we are not even an issue there. Strange!