Thursday, September 15, 2005

Rzeczpospolita: EU already agrees with Kosovo’s independence

“EU has many problems of its own and wants to bring an end to troubles in Kosovo as soon as possible, through giving it independence”, the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita quotes unnamed EU sources, writes Koha Ditore.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah...EU - you go girl!

Anonymous said...

...of course, everone has problems. Life moves on...

Anonymous said...

For God's sake can we get some news in here.

Prince of Albania said...

Yeah baby, another one for my list. Read below, more news than you can handle:

THE US FAVORS A FORM OF LIMITED SOVEREIGNTY FOR UN ADMINISTERED KOSOVO. Associated Press, Press Release.

The US government has avoided supporting any one solution for the future Kosovo status in public; however the Bush government has been advocating a form of limited independence for Kosovo. State Department sources that wished to remain anonymous assert that the US has supported the idea of a sovereign Kosovo for a while but are reluctant to publicly support a solution at this time.

Kosovo has been under international supervision since a 78 day bombing campaign by NATO drove out Yugoslav troops that were violently cracking down on an Albanian insurgency.

Kosovo’s restive majority population, the Albanians, want independence while Serbia and the Serbian minority in Kosovo oppose it.


CALMY REY CONVINCES SWISS FPC TO SUPPORT KOSOVAR INDEPENDENCE

The daily press reports that Swiss Foreign Minister Calmy-Rey has managed to convince the Foreign Policy Committee of the Swiss Parliament that her proposals for the resolution of Kosovo’s status are righteous. In a meeting with the Foreign Policy Committee, Calmy-Rey reportedly reiterated her position that Kosovo should be given formal independence.

CROATIAN PRESIDENT SAYS KOSOVAR PEOPLE SHOUD DECIDE FUTURE STATUS

Pristina, 7 July: Croatian President Stjepan Mesic on Thursday [7 July] arrived in Pristina where he held talks with the first deputy of the UN Civil Administrator of Kosovo, Lawrence Rossin, who was his host given that Administrator Soeren Jessen Petersen was on an official leave.

After the talks, the Croatian head of state said that citizens of Kosovo and its institutions should be those that would decide on the status of Kosovo. [Passage omitted]

Mesic told reporters that he would like to see that his visit would contribute to better understanding in the region, which is, he added, in the interest of Croatia, too.

"An unstable Kosovo means the unstable region, but we want the region to turn towards Europe," he said.

The Croatian head of state said that citizens and institutions of Kosovo should be those that would decide on Kosovo's status, and that a solution should be sought in negotiations between Pristina and Belgrade with the assistance of the international community.

Asked by a reporter whether he supported the independence of Kosovo, Mesic said that citizens of Kosovo should give an answer to this question.

EU FOR KOSOVO INDEPENDENCE!

EU Favours Conditional Independence, Belgrade Press Agency Reports
The Belgrade-based Blic daily newspaper reported that the European Union is seeking a solution for the status of Kosovo which will be some kind of conditional independence.
Kosovo train is leaving, Brussels conference concludes!

The Kosovo train has left the station and it is up to Belgrade to decide whether it will board it or not, but in any case the train will not stop until it reaches its final destination, which is the independence of Kosovo, is the conclusion of Tuesday's international conference in Brussels on the future of Serbia's southern province.
The conference, organized by the European Center For Political Studies and the Belgian foundation King Boduin, rallies numerous prominent figures from the political, diplomatic and media spheres, all of which testifies about the topicality of the Kosovo issue and the great uncertainly linked to its final status.
There is growing support for an independent Kosovo among the EU nations and the US has privately advocated this as the only plausable solution.

OSCE DOES NOT RULE OUT INDEPENDENCE

Fieschi doesn’t rule out option of independence
Express carries an interview with outgoing OSCE Head of Mission in Pristina Pascal Fieschi. Commenting on Kosovo’s future status and asked about the possibility of an independent country, Fieschi was quoted as saying, ‘Why not? It all depends on you, it depends from the citizens of Kosovo, how they behave, their policies and the standards. Nothing is automatic and nothing comes from the skies. Why not, even independence. No one rules out this possibility.’

BRITISH MINISTER SAYS INDEPENDENCE FOR KOSOVO IS AN OPTION

PRISTINA, Sept 15 (Hina) - British Minister for Europe, Douglas Alexander, has said that independence of Kosovo is one of options in the process of defining a final status of Kosovo, and added that the future of the province depends on results of negotiations.

During his two-day visit to Pristina, Alexander held talks with Kosovo officials, leaders of political parties and representatives of the international organisations in the province.
Alexander assessed that the situation in Kosovo had been improved over past six years and promised that the British government would assist in activities preceding negotiations on Kosovo's final status.

The British minister will depart for Belgrade on Thursday afternoon for talks with Serbian officials.

RZECZPOSPOLITA: EU AGREES TO GIVE KOSOVO INDEPENDENCE

“EU has many problems of its own and wants to bring an end to troubles in Kosovo as soon as possible, through giving it independence”, the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita quotes unnamed EU sources, writes Koha Ditore.