New Czech Gov't could withdraw recognition of Kosovo
27. March 2009. | 10:35
Vice President of the Czech parliament Voitech Filip has stated that, after voting down the Czech minority government, the possibility arises of reexamining Prague's decision to recognize Kosovo's unilateral proclamation of independence.
The now deposed Czech government had acknowledged Kosovo's independence despite the opposing viewpoints of the majority of parliamentary groups and the Czech's President, which is why there is a possibility of reexamining the disputable decision, the Vice President told a Frankfurt daily paper.
Filip said that he will initiate the withdrawal of recognition of Kosovo, which is, according to him, legally possible because the procedure of its full recognition in Czech has not yet been formally completed. It is common knowledge that Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a great opponent Kosovo's independence, does not wish to sign the credentials and appoint the first Czech ambassador to Pristina, the Frankfurt paper reports.