Friday, May 06, 2005

FIK or SHIK? (Zëri)

Zëri publishes an editorial in today’s edition saying that Forum of Kosovo has no competition or ‘to put it bluntly’, if this proposal fails, the only way out would be American diplomatic intervention.

The paper explains that the first abbreviation, FIK [Forum of Kosovo in Alb.], comes from the UNMIK chief Søren Jessen-Petersen’s proposal for establishing a joint body made out of political representatives that would be the place to harmonise stands on key issues for Kosovo in the coming months. It was said clearly by one of the Western diplomats who recently visited Kosovo: Time has come for Kosovo and its status.

Chances for Kosovo to become an independent State are more realistic than ever, says the paper, and the whole attention of local politicians should be directed to the issue of status and pre-status agenda. ‘No time should be wasted on topics or other issues that may distract the attention or else, Kosovars may lose a historic opportunity’, Zëri adds.

SHIK, on the other hand, is a well-known term by now. It is known that there are party structures (LDK and PDK or more) that claim to have the role of intelligence services. Even though their legal status is not known, it is obvious to see that their activities undermine every effort made in Kosovo, Zëri writes.

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