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Nemeth: ‘CoE ignores own principle in connection with Kosovo’s membership’

Zsolt Nemeth, the head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, said on Tuesday that since the Council of Europe ignores its own principles in connection with Kosovo's accession to the body, Hungary cannot support a related proposal.
17. April 2024 6:21

Nemeth is attending the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that is set to vote on a report recommending Kosovo’s CoE membership in the evening.

He told MTI by phone that although Hungary highly appreciated Kosovo’s achievements over the past decades, its delegation to the assembly would vote against the proposal on that country’s accession.

“Kosovo has failed to deliver on its pledges, one of which was to ensure Serbia’s territorial autonomy,” Nemeth said, adding that as a result, “tension prevails in Kosovo’s domestic politics”.

It is in Hungary’s interest that “Kosovo should enter the international community as a strong democracy,” he said.

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