Wednesday, September 07, 2005

U.N. envoy to present Kosovo progress report in couple of weeks

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy to Kosovo said Wednesday that he will present his progress report to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a couple of weeks on whether to start talks on the disputed province's future.

Kai Eide, whom Annan appointed to review how far the U.N.-run province has come in creating a democratic society and respecting the civil rights of Serbs, said he would also discuss the matter with diplomats from the United States, Britain Germany, Italy and Russia by the end of the month.

He declined to comment on whether he would recommend a start of talks, but said progress had been made in Kosovo.

Kosovo officially remains part of Serbia-Montenegro, the union that replaced Yugoslavia. It has been under U.N. and NATO administration since a 78-day NATO-led air war that halted a Serb crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists in 1999.

If Eide's review is positive, it would be the first step toward possible negotiations on the province's final status.

The province's majority ethnic Albanians want full independence, but the Serb minority insists Kosovo remain part of Serbia-Montenegro.

Eide, however, urged Kosovo's leaders to better reform local government, allow for the return of some 200,000 Serbs and other minorities who fled Kosovo after revenge attacks by ethnic Albanian extremists, and protection of cultural heritage, which mainly consists of Serb Orthodox churches that have been targeted in past violence.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Eide, however, urged Kosovo's leaders to better reform local government, allow for the return of some 200,000 Serbs and other minorities who fled Kosovo after revenge attacks by ethnic Albanian extremists, and protection of cultural heritage, which mainly consists of Serb Orthodox churches that have been targeted in past violence."
Well albaniacs, there's your indicator....doesn't look to good. KFOR---get your guns ready...looks like there is going to be more albaniac violence...

arianit said...

Tra-la-la, tri-li-li. First it was standards before status; then standards along status; now standards along European integration just like Greece, Slovakia, Estonia still today, and Spain and Portugal in their early years of "integration."
Integration is the key here.

Anonymous said...

The people in the countries you mentioned are civilized and have created a civilized society. You haven't. You can't.

Anonymous said...

To the above poster:

I strongly believe that your brain is too tiny to handle the following question, nevertheless I will write them down for you (and others) to read:

1. Greece
Go and ask the Turkish (also known as "Greek Muslims"), Albanian and other minorities in Greece how civilized is the Greek society?

2. Slovakia
Go and ask the Roma minority in Slovakia how civilized the Slovak society is?

3. Estonia
Go and ask the Russian minority (approx. 40 per cent of the population) in Estonia how civilized the Estonian society is?

4. United States of America
Dare I say it, go to a poor black African-American suburb and ask how civilized the America society is?

Hell no, watch the African-Americans in New Orleans and ask yourself how civilized and just is the American society?

P.S. Have you ever left Texas? I hear less than 8 per cent of the Americans ever apply for passports? Does that mean that the American society is not civilized?

Prince of Albania said...

Wow... people are so naive...

If anyone even doubts that the status of Kosovo has been decided on already in Washington DC a long time ago they are a fool.

Do you really think Kai Aide decides what happenes and what doesn't? Dp you, in all honesty, think the UN is a relevant institution? Do you think that Russia and China matter?

Come on man, be realistic! I will bet you $1000 cash right now that the "negotiations" on the status of Kosovo will begin by the end of this year!

Also, we are one of the most civilized societies in Europe. Kosovo was the only entity in the whole of the former Yugoslavia in the 80's to have a female party president. In 1982 the University of Pristina was the largest university in Europe with over 35,000 students registereing for classes. We also happened to have the highest graduate percentage per capita in the whole of the former Yugoslavia. There were minimal rapes and abortions recorded, the least of all the republics by a wide margin, and we had the lowest crime and murder rate.
Today Kosovo has a lower crime rate per capita than any European metropolitan area or state. We also have a lower per capita crime rate than Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Macedonia. These are true facts and statistics you can easily verify on the UNMIK website.
So I think that we are much more civilized than your neanderthal ass and all of the states my friend mentioned earlier, combined.
Sincerely, Prince of Albania!

Anonymous said...

Imagine all those 'achievements' made by albanians through the largess of the Yugoslav nation. Tell me, why was Kosovo still the poorest entity in the former Yugoslavia even after the country sent 1,000,000 a day to that place for years? You see, everyone has "facts". Tell us of that poverty rate with all those 'facts'.

Anonymous said...

I strongly believe that anyone who must pre-empt their 'facts' with a personal insult has no credibility.

Anonymous said...

Simple, Kosovas resources were drained by the Jugoslav government and redistributed to slav popullations in Jugoslavia. Jugoslavia was slav supremacist creation, do you expect Kosovar Albanians to be the richest people in such a repressive regime?

Anonymous said...

So what your saying is that it was a conspiracy aginst the albanians, by the Slovens, Croats, Bosnians, Serbs, Montenegrians and Macedonians.