Text of report in English by Belgrade-based Radio B92 text website on 7 September
Brussels, 7 September: The security situation in Kosovo is better than it was, "but not good enough", the UN secretary-general's special envoy for implementation of Standards in the province [Kai Eide] said today.
"I understand that people do not feel safe," said Kai Eide.
After meeting with Kosovo Serb officials yesterday, Eide said that the situation in Kosovo was moving "in the right direction" and that he was trying to view the situation from all perspectives.
"We spoke about decentralization, the return effort and privatization in Kosovo, and we understand the demands of the Serbian officials," Eide said, adding that he asked Serb representatives to "show understanding for what we plan to include in the final report".
The Norwegian diplomat met with a broad range of Serb political representatives in the province during his latest visit.
He is in Belgrade today at the start of a two-day visit to meet with senior Serbia-Montenegro officials, in an effort to emphasize the importance of taking a constructive approach to the decentralization of government in Kosovo.
Eide will meet UN officials in New York on 20 September to discuss the Kosovo situation.
Source: Radio B92 text website, Belgrade, in English 1223 gmt 7 Sep 05