Europe

Recognize Kosovo or Pay the Price

The former Serbian province needs Europe's help fighting crime and terrorism. And vice versa.

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Photographer: ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images

Eight years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia, five European Union states still refuse to recognize it. They need to relent. They are contributing to an economic and security sinkhole in the heart of the Balkans -- and if history is any guide, that's a bad idea.

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