Greece trying to redefine its diplomatic role in the Western Balkans

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Balkan
Photo by Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo by Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’s recent tour of the Western Balkans has ended up causing a diplomatic row between Belgrade and Athens. It seems that Serbia was annoyed by statements that Kotzias made during his visit to Kosovo's Pristina.

In a joint press conference with Kosovo's Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hashim Thaci on July 14 Kotzias said that as far as Kosovo's possible recognition by Greece was concerned, Athens should think about two criteria. “The one criterio...

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