Dailies report that Ambassador Kai Eide has briefed the Contact Group in New York on developments in Kosovo.
Based on its sources Koha Ditore writes on the front page that the Contact Group is satisfied in principle that Kosovo enters the final stage before the solution of the status. The paper says that the meeting of the CG political directors held in New York has concluded that “there is visible progress in many fields”, which are assessed as concrete achievements for the opening of the status talks.
If Eide gives the green light, the process for solving Kosovo’s status could start this year, says the lead front-page story in Zëri. “If progress in Kosovo is considered sufficient, we expect the Secretary General Kofi Annan to make necessary preparations for the status process to start before the end of this year, in order for the Security Council to support the process”, the paper quotes a statement issued after the meeting.