Thursday, September 22, 2005

Serbian official explains "less than autonomy more than independence" formula

Text of report by Serbian radio on 22 September

[Announcer] Explaining the more than autonomy less than independence formula, Sanda Raskovic-Ivic, chairwoman of the Coordination Centre for Kosovo and Metohija, specified that, in her opinion, Serbia should have the sovereignty [over Kosovo] and Kosovo should have its own executive, legislative, and judicial authorities. Furthermore, Serbian police should protect the border, the fiscal and customs policies would be within the state domain and controlled from a central place.

There should be a single defence minister, a single foreign minister, one single seat in the United Nations, but we would advocate for Kosovo to become a demilitarized zone to prevent the formation of paramilitary groups in that area, Sanda Raskovic-Ivic explained.

Source: Radio Belgrade in Serbian 1300 gmt 22 Sep 05

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kosova a demilitarized zone? Serbs patrolling the borders of Kosova? What has she been smoking?

Has the UN run out of seats or what that the seat at the UN becomes a problem? OK, I'll give you that. We'll send a homo from Kosova to sit together with Draskovic at the UN.

We're getting out for good, along with Montenegro. All the rights given to Albanians and Hungarians in Serbia and then some will be granted or already are to Serbs in Kosova. We've got a deal.

Over and out.

Anonymous said...

Prevent the formation of the paramilitary groups? Didn't the serbian government support the formation of paramilitary terrorist groups like Crna Ruka (Black Hand) who terrorized the albanian population alognside the serbian police?

Anonymous said...

WTF is she talking about. This is less then Autonomy and certainly less than indepemdent plan. That's how it was before Serbia got its a$$ bombed for causing genocide.
Independence would be better for the region since KFOR and the US troops would remain in the region. That way the very same state( Serbia) that killed our children won't be trusted with the millitary and the police.

Dardhania said...

Can anyone tell me what world these serbian policy makers live in, and is it really possible that people still think that Kosova is not a lost cause for the serbs now...

Dardan said...

Why do serb politicians kid themselves by distorting resolution 1244.

Word "Serbia" is not mentioned ANYWHERE on this resolution. This resolution refers to "Yugoslavia" only.

Everyone know that Kosova will NEVER be a part of Serbia.

orvelic said...

hmm Im not sure you guys understand.

This is what is known as a negotiating position. Nothing more.
There are many Serbs who dont see Kosovo as a 'cause' at all.

All they want to see is for the minorities in Kosovo to be protected. Most people believe that if Kosovo is granted independence that there will be more ethnic cleansing of Serbs.
No wonder they are against Kosovo independence. Why should that surprise you?

But anonymous perhaps you are right. You know in Serbia they have Albanka weed dont you?

shqiptar said...

The best guarantee serbs in Kosova have to protect their interests is participation.
They should stop isolating themselves through paralell structures.
Serbs that have not commited crimes have nothing to fear. They should trust albanians, that's the only way to be a citizen of Kosova.
Serb politicians bear the responsibility to lead their community toward reconciliation. A mutual healing process should take place.Serb kosovars will be safer and better off in an independent Kosova.
Everyone in Kosova has experienced life under Belgrade rule, especially albanians. Now is the time to give independence a chance.

Anonymous said...

Here is a very simple fact that many bloggers on this site don't seem to understand. I'll try to keep the english easy to understand so that it doesn't confuse you too much.

OK, now read this slowly and let it sink in (hopefully once and for all).

KOSOVO IS PART OF SERBIA.
(I KNOW IT HURTS BUT GET USED TO IT)

Anonymous said...

K O S O V A W A S P A R T O F S E R B I A

(Get along with it, be realistic. Six years after the war :), We have our customs service, you pay taxex for everything you bring in from Serbia (This is just a little fact))

Anonymous said...

Express reports in its leading front-page story that the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has turned down UNMIK’s request for a telephone code for Kosovo. The paper says that according to the ITU, the only possibility to get a code for Kosovo is to reach an agreement with Serbia on this issue.

more than autonomy less than independence sounds like the agreement that will be reached.

Anonymous said...

OK ... FOR ALL THOSE ALBANIANS WHO STILL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND (AND I KNOW THERE ARE MANY OF YOU OUT THERE) - I'VE MADE IT EVEN SIMPLER.
NOW ... ALBANIANS OR SHIPTARS OR WHATEVER YOUR KNOWN AS TODAY ... READ THIS CAREFULLY AND REPEAT IT EVERY MINUTE UNTIL IT SINKS IN ...
"KOSOVO=SERBIA"
THERE. NOW THAT WASN'T TOO HARD WAS IT?

Mollos said...

I will make it more simple for this Serb character since he likes simple math. Ready for this. Yugoslavia-Sllovenia-Croatia-Bosnia hercegovina-Macedonia-Kosovo-next year Montenegro = Serbia + Vojvodina (enjoy)

Mollos said...

hi