There is a good case to be made for Cyprus pressing ahead with full recognition of Kosovo’s independence

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Cyprus is one of the five EU member states (Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia and Spain) that refuse to recognise the independence of Kosovo from Serbia. James Ker-Lindsay writes that a meeting between the Cypriot Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kosovo in 2013 suggests that the country’s stance may be softening over the issue. He notes that although this may seem surprising given Cyprus’s own dispute with the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, it is in keeping with changing attitudes among other EU member states and a shift in Cypriot foreign policy. He also argues that if a change is to be made, there is a good case for pressing ahead with full recognition.

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