Kosovo's Independence and U.S. Policy

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On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. On February 18, the United States recognized Kosovo as an independent state. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and most other European Union countries have also recognized Kosovo. Serbia and Russia have heatedly objected to the recognition of Kosovo's independence. Independent Kosovo faces many challenges, including its relations with Serbia and Serbs in Kosovo, as well as weak institutions and an underdeveloped economy.

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Creation Date: June 17, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Woehrel, Steven

Specialist in European Affairs

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Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division.

Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 17, 2008
  • : August 1, 2008
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Kosovo
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Serbia and Montenegro
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Russia
Description:

On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. On February 18, the United States recognized Kosovo as an independent state. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and most other European Union countries have also recognized Kosovo. Serbia and Russia have heatedly objected to the recognition of Kosovo's independence. Independent Kosovo faces many challenges, including its relations with Serbia and Serbs in Kosovo, as well as weak institutions and an underdeveloped economy.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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