Monday, March 14, 2005

Days of clarifying situation (in Kosovo) - Kosovo Daily Zeri

The paper’s editor-in-chief, Blerim Shala considers that no one can really find an answer to how long might the political uncertainty last in Kosovo after the departure of Ramush Haradinaj.

There have been many rumours during the past week on what can happen in the Kosovo political scene. In fact, adds Shala, there have also been confidential opinions from Western diplomats saying that security at the moment is a priority and that all other issues, including those of government, can wait.

People with such views don’t understand that security and government affairs are closely linked to one another, Shala notes. If the government issues are not dealt with for several weeks there may be numerous problems that directly touch upon security. Slowing down of political process on implementation of Standards might bear unpredictable repercussions for the security and Kosovo politics in the next three months.

Therefore, concludes Shala, time needed for clarifying the political situation in Kosovo should be measured by days and not weeks.

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