Kosovo: Who recognises the new state?

Its been over 24hrs since Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. The following countries have recognised an Independent Kosovo:

  • Afghanistan, 18 February 2008
  • Albania, 18 February 2008
  • Australia, 19 February 2008
  • Costa Rica, 17 February 2008
  • France, 18 February 2008
  • Turkey, 18 February 2008
  • United Kingdom, 18 February 2008
  • United States, 18 February 2008

Partailly Recognised States who recognise Kosovo:

  • Republic of China (Taiwan), 18 February 2008
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 18 February 2008

Kosovo will also be recognised by the International Olympic Committee, but it will be too late to organise a delegation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Other countries in the process of recognising Kosovo are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland, 29 February 2008
  • Germany, 20 February 2008
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy, 20 February 2008
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden, 4 March 2008
  • Switzerland

The following states are refusing to recognise an Independent Kosovo:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Cyprus
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

Other countries are waiting for a decision from the UN, which will be slow coming as the P5 on the Security Council are split on the issue.

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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