Gazeta Express: Croatian ambassador seeks to achieve recognition for Croatian minority in Kosovo14 July 2017 | 10:06 | FOCUS News Agency
“We are awaiting the amendment of the Constitution which will allow recognition,” revealed Marija Kapitanović, the Ambassador of Croatia to Kosovo. “It is difficult but many initiatives will be taken in order to begin these amendments.”
The Croatian minority in Kosovo currently has a population of 8,000 people, some residing in the town Janjevë and others in the southeastern part of the country. Before the Yugoslav war, there was a larger population of Croatians living in Kosovo, but returned back to Croatia once violence began to escalate in the country.
Kapitanović was the guest speaker at an event this Wednesday held at the EU Information and Cultural Centre, where she spoke about the current relationship between Kosovo and Croatia, and about integration into the European Union.
The Croatian minority in Kosovo is currently not recognized as a minority by law, the constitution made by the government acknowledges certain minorities in Kosovo such as Serbian, Turkish, Egyptian, but not Croatian.
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