Spain against Kosovo's accession to the Council of Europe

Source: Gazeta Express

Representatives of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and representatives of the People's Party (PP) will vote against Kosovo's membership in the Council of Europe, confirmed sources from these parties, as reported by Blic.

"We will vote against because we still have the same criteria regarding this," said sources from PSOE, who believe that now is not the time for Kosovo to join the Council of Europe, as it could create room for confrontation, given that among the 46 member states of the Council of Europe, there are those that do not recognize Kosovo's independence, including Spain.

Members of the People's Party also told the Spanish agency "Europa Press" that there is no change in their stance regarding the non-recognition of Kosovo's independence since the time of the government of Mariano Rajoy, former leader of the party.

Sources from the People's Party confirm that they will vote against, stating that "it is not a good precedent" for this territory to become a member of the Council of Europe.