Saturday, March 26, 2005

Kosovo minister proposes economic independence plan based on Bavaria

After Belgrade's proposal that the solution for Kosovo's status is less [talk] about independence and more about autonomy, another proposal has arrived. This time from Kosovo Minister of Return and Communities Slavisa Petkovic who assessed that the solution which would satisfy both Serbs and [ethnic] Albanians is economic independence from Serbia and Montenegro, similar to Bavaria's position in Germany.

Petkovic said this at a Centre for Strategic Studies forum platform in Skopje addressing Kosovo and its perspectives. Petkovic also criticized the Serbian government for not having a clear strategy for the start of negotiations on Kosovo's final status.

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