Dr. Ioannis Armakolas Assistant Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and Head of the South-East Europe Programme – ELIAMEP was interviewed by Kateřina Šafaříková for the Czech newspaper “Respekt”.

Dr. Armakolas spoke about the relation between Kosovo and the European Union as well as specific countries such as Greece and Czech Republic among others. This issue is also addressed in his new book “The Politics of Recognition and Engagement” which he co-edited with James Ker-Lindsay.

I do not think that any EU country would withdraw its decision to recognize Kosovo because this would undermine the years of institution building work and the resources invested by the EU and the EU-member states in Kosovo, even if this was done by only one country out of the twenty-three that have recognized Kosovo “said Dr. Armakolas.

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