Romania "could recognize Kosovo" - PM

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has told the Pristina-based Klan Kosova television outlet that his country "could recognize Kosovo."

Source: Tanjug
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Ethnic Albanians in Serbia's southern province in early 2008 unilaterally declared independence, but Serbia rejected the proclamation as a violation of its territorial integrity and Constitution.

Romania is one of five EU member-states that have not recognized Kosovo.

"In 2008 Romania decided not to recognize Kosovo. However, things have changed since then. Governments have changed and some new decision on the recognition of Kosovo could be made," Ponta said after a summit of heads of state of Southeastern Europe - according to Albanian language Pristina-based daily Epoka E Re.

The media in Kosovo are reporting that Ponta said his country would consider recognizing Kosovo "because many things have changed in Kosovo since 2008."

According to the paper, he "stressed that one of the main reasons is that Kosovo and Serbia are successfully conducting their dialogue."

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