Czechs petitioners call on cabinet not to recognise new Kosovo
Prague- Czech opponents of independent Kosovo handed a petition against the recognition of unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo, signed by 1300 people, to Chamber of Deputies chairman Miloslav Vlcek (senior opposition Social Democrats, CSSD) today.
The organisers believe that the deputies should call on the government and the Foreign Ministry not to recognise Kosovo's independence.
The signatures were collected by members of the petition committee at demonstrations that they regularly staged in Prague in past weeks.
"We will continue with demonstrations and collecting signatures," committee member Milan Jasa told CTK today.
He said that Vlcek supported the petition organisers.
"He promised to present the matter to deputies at the current session, probably on Thursday," Jasa said.
The opponents of the new Kosovo believe that the recognition of its independence would be a dangerous legal precedent.