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EU Finds Common Stance on How to Proceed on Kosovo

Brussels, 18 February - EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday that member states will be free to decide whether or not to recognise the independent Kosovo. "There were bleak forecasts that we will not manage to come to agreement, but the EU has survived yet another test of unity," Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel said after the session.

Brussels, Belgium
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (addressing the press after a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (centre) and the EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana (left) speak to the press after a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (right) and the EU's foreign policy chief Javier SOlana speak to the press after a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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