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Greece will not vote in favor of Kosovo's accession to the Council of Europe: gerapitis evident after 48 hours of uproar [video]

File photo of Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis APE-MBE/APE-MBE/Orestis Panagiotou



Greece will abstain from voting in the Council of Ministers next year Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis confirmed that next month the final decision on Kosovo's accession to the Council of Europe will be taken, noting that regardless of the “position expressed”, Greece's position remains unchanged because the fundamental issues have not been met.

In his radio interview 24 hours before the two sides met in Athens on Monday regarding the memorandum of understanding, Mr. Gerapetritis also stated that Greece's position is clear in Greek-Turkish relations, and does not discuss sovereignty issues, gray areas and religious issues. Minority in Thrace

The head of Greek diplomacy also stated, in an interview with Channel One in Piraeus, that no Greek government can abandon its basic positions.

Regarding marine parks, he estimated that there was an overreaction and that he felt they would not have much impact.

It is noteworthy that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe gave the green light for Kosovo to become a member of the Council of Europe in a recent vote in which 131 members voted in favor of Kosovo’s membership, 29 opposed it, and 11 abstained from voting. . As expected, Serbian officials disagreed with the recommendation.

The final decision will be taken by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers next May. This council consists of the foreign ministers of the 46 member states, including those that have not officially recognized Kosovo's independence.

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With information from ertnews.gr

Mitsotakis after the summit: Turkey's reaction to marine parks is completely inexplicable, and Greece is exercising its sovereign rights based on international law

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