Finland and Iceland support Kosovo

The President of Finland Tarja Halonen officially signed a document recognising the independence of Kosovo from Serbia on Friday last week.

Iceland has also said that it recognises the declaration of independence of the former Serbian province.

Although the majority of nations have now voiced their support for Kosovo, others have rejected the proclamation of independence, inducing Serbia, Spain Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania.

Javier Solana, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has urged Russia to reconsider the case of Kosovo, saying that it is an isolated case.

Russia has not recognised Kosovo due to the problems of separatist states within its own borders. Last week the Georgian region of Abkhazia put an application before the United Nations, Russia and the European Union, asking to be recognised as an independent state.