Pristina cancels participation in Prague summit

Pristina authorities demonstrably gave up on participating in the summit of the Visegrad Group and Western Balkans prime ministers in Prague on Thursday, Czech news agency CTK reported.

They did so because of a statement Zeman made upon his arrival in Belgrade – that he likes the Serbs, but dislikes Kosovo, and the announcement that he would try to check whether the Czech Republic could withdraw Kosovo independence recognition.

A deputy prime minister was supposed to represent Kosovo at the summit, but Czech hosts are negotiating for Kosovo to be represented at least at some level, the CTK reported.