The European Union expressed its regret over the decision of the Kosovo region to open an embassy in Jerusalem, although the normalization of relations between the two sides remains a good thing.
The European Union’s High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that Brussels’s criticism centered on the location of the opening of the embassy that Kosovo had chosen, meaning Jerusalem, and “it is something that goes against European decisions.”
On Monday, Israel and Kosovo inaugurated diplomatic relations, according to an agreement brokered by the United States that includes a pledge by Muslim-majority Kosovo to open an embassy in Jerusalem.
In September, former US President Donald Trump announced the establishment of relations between the two sides as part of a side deal on the sidelines of an economic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia.
Only the United States and Guatemala set up an embassy in Jerusalem, and other countries, including Malawi and Honduras, promised to take this step.