Kosovo is a Country, and a Country Means a State, Rules the Court of Justice of the European Union

Author: Kushtrim Istrefi
Published: 20.01.2023
In September 2020, the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) examined whether the 2019 admission of Kosovo as a ‘third country’ to the EU Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) amounted to recognition by the EU of Kosovo as an independent State. The case was brought by Spain, a non-recogniser of Kosovo, against the Commission, who had decided on the admission of the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of Kosovo to BEREC. As I reported here in 2020, the GCEU had found that the concept of ‘third country’ within the meaning of the EU law could not be…