Greece will not change position on Kosovo

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addresses the media after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, 16 February 2022. [EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC]

Athens will not change its position on Kosovo, but because it wants to see the normalisation of relations with Pristina, it supports a continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on his visit to Belgrade.

“We have not seen any progress in recent months, and I know that Alexander has committed himself to continue negotiations, in order to solve this problem in a fair way,” said Mitsotakis.

In the last year, there were rumours that Greece is planning recognition of Kosovo.

Five EU countries – Greece, Slovakia, Spain, Romania and Cyprus – currently do not recognise Kosovo’s independence declared on 17 February 2008. All but Cyprus are also NATO members.

(Željko Trkanjec |

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