Kosovo applies to join Council of Europe, sparking outrage from Serbia

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Kosovo applies to join Council of Europe, sparking outrage from Serbia
Belgrade called the announcement a violation of the Washington Agreement and UNSC resolution 1244.
By TZVI JOFFRE
Published: MAY 12, 2022

Kosovo announced that it was applying to the Council of Europe on Wednesday, sparking outrage from Serbia and warnings of a "strong response." Kosovo's Foreign Minister Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz made the announcement in a video statement, saying "Today, a new chapter unfolds for Kosovo at the Council of Europe."

"Kosovo is the most democratic, most pro-European and the most optimistic country in the region" she said. "Hence, Kosovo deserves to be a member of the Council of Europe as soon as possible. By this, the fundamental rights of Kosovar citizens are strengthened."

In response to Kosovo's announcement, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called a meeting of the National Security Council for Friday morning, telling reporters that Serbia had been trampling on the Brussels Agreement for 10 years and was now trampling on the Washington Agreement and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244.

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