Excerpt from report by Bukurie Baraliu entitled "Haziri rejects Plan C, Serbs expect agreement with UNMIK" published by the Kosovo Albanian newspaper Koha Ditore on 13 September
Prishtina [Pristina], 12 September: After more than two weeks of reviewing the Serbian side's comments on Plan B for decentralization, Local Government Minister Lutfi Haziri has sent a letter to Serb List for Kosova [Kosovo] leader Oliver Ivanovic in which he "officially explained" to the Serbs that the modification of the government's plan on decentralization, which the Serbs call "Plan C on decentralization", is unacceptable to the Kosova government.
Koha Ditore sources said that in his letter Minister Haziri named a number of cadastral units that cannot be subject to modification. A source who spoke on condition of not being named said that Haziri has rejected the Serbs' proposal to see what the reaction of the Serb community on the matter would be after some weeks of keeping silent.
However, based on the statements of the Serb representatives, Haziri's response has further increased the Serbs' resolve to insist on modifications to the Kosova government's plan on decentralization. About a month ago, UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] endorsed the government plan and gave the green light to proceed with its implementation.
"Minister Haziri's response is unacceptable, and we continue to insist on our demands," Serb List for Kosova leader Ivanovic said, adding that the Serbs will not accept anything short of their demands.
Senior officials in the Local Government Ministry did not answer phone calls yesterday to comment on Haziri's letter, while UNMIK officials said they were "not informed" about it. [Passage omitted]
Meanwhile, Ivanovic continues to believe that a meeting with UNMIK chief Soeren Jessen-Petersen will bring positive results for the Serb community. "We will discuss our proposals with Jessen-Petersen once again, and we believe we will reach an agreement," Ivanovic said. [Passage omitted]
Source: Koha Ditore, Pristina, in Albanian 13 Sep 05 p 4