Zëri carries an editorial by publisher Blerim Shala, who says the former US President, Bill Clinton, during his first visit to Kosovo in 1999, called on the Kosovo politicians to embrace democratic and liberal values and to build an ethnically tolerant society, where everybody would feel at home.
In another visit in September 2003, when he was awarded Honoris Causa of the University of Pristina, he said reaching those objectives would allow Kosovars to decide about their future.
It seems, Shala further says, that Kosovo politicians did not quite get the message Clinton brought in 1999 that Kosovars should not forget that Kosovo was for the first time on top of the international agenda. Clinton’s clear suggestion was to use the opportunity.
Now, six years later, there is little time left until the launch of the process of the status solution, Clinton’s message is even more important than it was in 1999. This opportunity should not be missed, concludes Shala.