Monday, April 11, 2005

Four stages to Kosovo independence (Koha Ditore)

Koha Ditore reports on the front page that the International Commission for the Balkans is drafting a report on the future of the region in Europe.

The document proposes that during the first two stages Kosovo should gain independence from Serbia in 2005-2006, and it should be recognized as an independent entity. However it will not enjoy complete sovereignty, as human rights and protection of minorities would remain reserved for the international community.

The commission foresees that during the third stage Kosovo will be recognized as a candidate for EU membership.

And the fourth stage means complete sovereignty.

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