German cabinet votes to recognize Kosovo indepedence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to formally recognise Kosovo as an independent republic, a senior government official said.

German cabinet votes to recognize Kosovo indepedence
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier had already announced on Monday that Berlin would recognise Kosovo.

Serbia, which hopes to move closer to the EU, recalled its ambassadors to Washington, Paris and some other countries in protest at recognition of Kosovo announced on Monday by the United States and EU powers but insisted it would not cut ties.

The government official confirmed the cabinet decision but requested anonymity because the meeting had not yet ended.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Şubat 2008, 12:22
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Serbs just occupied Kosova during the rise of the Serbian nationalism early 20th century from Ottomans, who by then were loosing the Balkans after 500 years. The borders of Kosova are well established and recognized. Now Kosova should be Free!
I can’t comprehend how a minority of 7% of the population, pretend to take off the land, the language, culture and the life of the rest of Kosova. Kosovars have the right to live free and independent in their land where they are born, generation after generation, live and will die.