the International Court of Justice yesterday issued an opinion on the 2008 declaration of independence of Kosovo, which you can read here. It's OK, they said. Complies with international law, they said. Serbia disagrees, as you might expect, and so does Spain, for reasons that are understandable to do with fears of separatism, and so do six other EU countries. I have readers who are quite keen on compliance with international law, so I am sure they will be pleased - anyone? anyone? (sound of tumbleweed)
I have been to Kosovo twice, once with the military in 2001 (the News of the World reported certain events there when I got back, byee Clairey Ward former MP for Watford) and once last year, by way of visiting all Europe's capitals. Pristina is a dump.