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Kosovo to apply for Council of Europe membership

With the departure of Russia from the body over Ukraine, Kosovo’s chances of being accepted into the organisation grew.

Kosovo’s government says it will apply for membership in the European rights watchdog the Council of Europe, seizing an opportunity after Russia quit the body.

The announcement came on Thursday, about two months after Russia left the body hours before a vote on its expulsion in the Council of Europe’s assembly on March 15, three weeks after it started its war on Ukraine.

Being accepted into the organisation requires that two-thirds of the members approve, and with Russia not recognising Kosovo as an independent state, there was a risk in the past that any previous application would fail.

Kosovo says it now has enough backing from the 46-member body and the government said it had ordered the foreign ministry to start membership procedures.

Backed by Western countries, Kosovo declared independence in 2008,

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