Thursday, April 18, 2024

KKE condemns Council of Europe's recommendation over Kosovo membership

In a statement (here in Greek) concerning the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to recommend Kosovo's accession to the Council of Europe, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out:

“The KKE condemns the decision for the accession of the protectorate of Kosovo which was recently taken by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe following a recommendation by Dora Bakoyannis (ND). 
This decision, 25 years after NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, comes to promote the results of this imperialist intervention in the Balkans. It consists a stage in the planned international recognition and upgrading of the NATO protectorate of Kosovo. 
In this context, the stance of abstention chosen by Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA), President of the Council of Europe for Western Balkans and George Papandreou (PASOK) constitutes complicity. It is connected to their Euro-Atlantic blinders and the services they provide to the big capital. It is, nonetheless, a terrible “service” for the interests of the peoples of the Balkans, of all the peoples, who are experiencing imperialist interventions, the detachment and occupation of their territories, just like the people of Cyprus who, for 50 years, have been experiencing the consequences of the Turkish invasion and occupation.

The KKE, just like 25 years ago, will continue today to fight against capitalist interests and their imperialist unions which are redistributing the land, drawing the borders with the people's blood and to their decisions, which are “adding fuel to the fire” of nationalist hatred and imperialist wars”.