USA Embassy: CONGRATULATIONS #KOSOVO ON #UEFA MEMBERSHIP!
UEFA’s legal counsel responded with the following to the Serbian representative’s objection on Kosovo’s admission on the ground it has not been recognized as a state by UN:
“The United Nations don’t have a competence to recognize states, but states recognize states. If you’re not a UN member, it doesn’t mean you’re not a state. The four criteria for being a state are determination of a territory, the population, the government and the ability to reach agreements with others. Thus Congress members will decide for themselves on whether Kosovo deserves to be admitted to the UEFA.”