Monday, April 10, 2006

EU launches planning in Kosovo for what one official calls most complex civilian mission

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - The European Union launched planning Monday for what one official called its largest and most complex civilian mission: the management of rule of law in Kosovo after a settlement for the disputed province is reached.

The EU foreign ministers meeting established the planning team during the meeting in Luxembourg.

The future EU involvement in Kosovo will be "the most challenging civilian mission" the bloc has seen to date, said Torbjorn Sohlstrom, a senior EU official in Kosovo.

A team of 25 security experts from the EU will be working in establishing the future mission at a time when the U.N.-mediated talks aim to find a resolution of one of the most intractable territorial problems left after the collapse of former Yugoslavia -- whether Kosovo becomes independent or remains part of Serbia.

A key objective of the future mission would be the implementation of a status settlement, Sohlstrom said, adding that the mission can be launched only after an agreement on the status is reached.

International officials have said that they expect the talks to end during 2006 and have urged the EU to take on a larger role and responsibility in the sensitive fields of justice and police after that.

The ultimate authority in these areas rest with the province's international overseers despite recent transfer of some of the responsibilities to local government.

Kosovo has been administered by the United Nations and patrolled by NATO since a 1999 bombing campaign by the alliance, aimed at ending a crackdown by Serb forces on independence-minded ethnic Albanian rebels.

The United Nations is already planning its role and opening the way for new models of international presence in the province. The EU is part of the U.N. administrative mechanism in the province.

Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu welcomed the decision, indicating that the province's leadership is ready to accept continued international presence after the status issue is resolved.

Kosovo's ethnic Albanians, who comprise about 90 percent of the province's population of 2 million, want outright independence from Serbia. Serbia, however, insists on retaining some control over the region, which it considers an integral part of the nation.

Western diplomats have said Kosovo's quest for independence is conditional on the province becoming a democracy that respects minority rights.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

listent to this.

"Predsednik republičke vlade Vojislav Koštunica izjavio je listu 'Politika' da Srbija ima konkretno rešenje budućeg statusa Kosova i Metohije, koje je pre svega demokratsko, zasnovano na evropskom iskustvu i evropskim standardima.

'Naš poziv da otpočnemo neposredne razgovore o budućem statusu jasno govori da je Srbija sigurna da je naš predlog konkretnog rešenja u svojoj suštini kompromisan i da obezbedjuje onaj oblik i meru autonomije Kosova i Metohije, koji je saglasan evropskom iskustvu i načelima medjunarodnog prava', naglasio je Koštunica.

Ukazavši da je za Srbiju Kosovo i Metohija najvažnije državno pitanje, jer je reč o sudbini srpskog naroda koji živi u pokrajini i o delu naše države i teritorije, Koštunica je u izjavi dnevnom listu 'Politika' istakao da 'svaka demokratska država čvrsto i neodustajno brani sve svoje gradjane, svoj narod i i sve delove svoje države'.

On je rekao da je nezamislivo da se u bilo kojoj evropskoj državi danas prekrajaju medjunarodno priznate granice, jer je reč o temeljnim načelima koja se ne mogu i ne smeju ugrožavati, budući da na njima počiva medjunarodni poredak.

'Pravnim nasiljem i nametanjem ništa ne može biti rešeno, osim što bi se stvorio do sada nezabeležen presedan sa dugoročnim i nesagledivim posledicama', upozorio je srpski premijer.

Istakavši da je Srbija svesna odgovornosti da se pronadje kompromisno i istorijski pravično rešenje, on je ponovio da je Srbija u potpunosti spremna da započne neposredne razgovore sa kosovskim Albancima o sporzumnom rešenju budućeg statusa Kosova i Metohije.

Uoči puta u Pariz, gde će boraviti u dvodnevnoj radnoj poseti na poziv predsednika Francuske Žaka Širaka, srpski premijer naveo je da će francuske zvaničnike upoznati sa stavovima Srbije o Kosovu i približavanju SCG Evropskoj uniji.

Koštunica je istako da Francuska zauzima izuzetno važno mesto u medjunarodnoj zajednici, kao ključna država EU i stalna članica Saveta bezbednosti i naglasio da su odnosi dve države, zasnovani na priljateljstvu srpskog i francuskog naroda, izuzetno dobri, 'što omogućava da se stalno unapredjuje naša svestrana saradnja'."

Anonymous said...

listen to what???
it's not an audio file.
...and perhaps somebody could translate it so that Albanians and other Westerners could read it also.

Bashkim

Anonymous said...

Hey serbs...looks like the tide has finally turned and justice is prevailing at long last for the original inhabitants/owners of the Middle-Western Balkans, the ALBANIANS. But don't worry guys and gals, you guys can stay but just remember, you're only guests...so start acting like guests because it is the height of rudeness to act like you own somebodies house when you're only visiting.

Bashkim

ivan said...

" Hey serbs...looks like the tide has finally turned and justice is prevailing at long last for the original inhabitants/owners of the Middle-Western Balkans, the ALBANIANS"

Hahahahaa,

hey Baskim you really are somthing.

Dont forget that you siptars are imigrants to Kosovo, and by playin a victim you came where you are now. Dont go selling us some Bs of the original owners of the West Balkans, when we all know that these people are extinct. The only decendants of them are Montenegrins :)

Dardania 2006 said...

Immigrants only according to Serbia.

Btw, did you know that Serbs consider Japanese immigrants to Japan? See Serbs have a saying "Serbia till Tokyo" therefore anything west of Tokyo is ancient Serbia.

Get some ICE CREAM, chocolate ICE CREAM...

ivan said...

Dardania,

how do you explain that you have been a majority in Kosovo and Metohija only as of the late 20th century. During the Ottoman rule, you were a minor percentage on KiM.

Anonymous said...

Yes you are right Ivane, the Montenegrans are original inhabitants of the Middle-Western Balkans also, you see they are the relatives/blood brothers of us Albanians. We have a lot of things in common; traditions, hospitality, bravery, clans, religion. Did you not know that the original/true pure blood Montenegrin is of Albanian stock. The only thing is that they lost their original language (Albanian) because of serb domination but they kept their religion because they didn't want to become muslims. Just ask any elderly Montenegrin and if he knows a little bit about his family history, he'll tell you. Many many northern Albanians were and still are of the Orthodox Christian faith.

So SUFFER Ivane...hahahaha!!!

Bashkim

ivan said...

Good Bashkim,

I am glad you finally admit that Orthodoxy is the original Christian faith of the Balkans. Now 90% of albanians changed their religion to islam, while fraction of percentage of Montenegrins changed their religion. what does it tell you about the two people? It tells you that Montenegrins are definitely people of their honor and bravery, while i can not say the same about albanians (who change religion according to their interest). Whats more probable is that you siptars never had Christianity in the first place. Its more likable that you came over with the Ottomans and then claimed to be decendands of the famous Illyrian tribe.

Montenegrins are of more brothers to Serbs than to you, because they are the mixture of slavic tribes and Illyrian tribes.

Since it is very vague that you have any connection to the Illyrians, this brings you in no connection to the Montenegrins.

Dream on....


PS. Bashkim is no where close to be an Orthodox name....which makes you far away from the original Illyrians :)

Anonymous said...

That's right, "Bashkim" is not a Christian name, it is an Illyrian name. Albanians can be Orthodox but don't have to have names that come from the Middle-East (the bible). Bashkim is an Illyrian name because we Albanians are the descendants of the Illyrians and Illyrians inhabited the Balkans a long time before Christianity came to the Balkans.

Also, just because Albanians are Orthodox Christian also, that does not make them slavs, you chauvanist, faschist arsehole.

We are one people with 3 religions and yet we are all brothers. How Rich we are.

SUFFER serpant.

cvijus said...

dude,

I know guy called Bashkim who's from Azerbaijan and told me that Bashkim is a common and an old name in Azerbaijan. Now, you know that in the Caucasus there is a region called Albania, you albos as guests in the Balkans are very bad-mannered.

ivan,

Don't you realize that albos claim that Montenegrins are actually Illyrians, so the albos would get the legitimacy to expand and surely create greater Albania.

Sami said...

The Illyrians were neither Muslim nor Orthodox...they were pagans who practiced human sacrifice. Islam and Christianity didn't come until much later. When the Illyrians who were of the Albanoi tribe first inhabited the region, the "slaves" also known as "serfs" or "serbs" were unknown in the Balkans and did not make an appearance there until centuries later when Russia created the "Great Serbia" by championing freedom for slaves (Slavs). It is an open and shut case. If you want to go back years and years...the Albanians are descendants of the Illyrians. But none of that really matters. You Serbians gave up the right to decide anything about Kosova when you began to murder your fellow inhabitants of your country. You may not rule. It is done. And you will see this truth by the end of the year. The U.S. and Europe have decreed this.

fauna said...

thanks Sami
shut these guys up!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we still have pagans amongst us. Serbs in Belgrade and Kosovars in the Prishtina parliament and variuous other institutions within Kosova that seem to be only too ready to sacrifice Albanians and their interests, as long as these pieces of crap get a pat on the back from UNMIK, etc.

You what I think..."Too many Kosovars in the Prishtina parliament and political circles making deals to the detriment of Albanians and their interests. There should be more real Albanians in there".

STOP NEGOTIATING WITH SERBS!!
Shpendi

cvijus said...

sami,

" the "slaves" also known as "serfs" or "serbs" were unknown in the Balkans and did not make an appearance there until centuries later when Russia created the "Great Serbia" by championing freedom for slaves (Slavs)"

did you know that:

"Anti-Slavism was notable in Nazi Germany throughout World War II, parallel with the Anti-Semitism. It was directed against the people of Slavic origin (such as Russians, Poles, Serbs, Czechs, Slovaks, Ukrainians, etc).

In his book, Mein Kampf, Hitler refers to the Slavic peoples of Russia as "inferior Soviet masses", using the word 'Slav' as 'slave'. He thought that the peoples of this origin should 'remain' the slaves that they were throughout the centuries. This was likely a reference to the Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungary, where the Slavs were not empowered and rather exploited instead."

and supprisingly you were his allies.

Have a nice day Shqiptar Nazi

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I agree with Hitler. Well said.

cvijus said...

"Unfortunately I agree with Hitler. Well said."

Of course you, do cause you're a bloody Nazi. I wouldn't expext anything different from you.

fauna said...

"Of course you, do cause you're a bloody Nazi"

Look who's talking

man, what is the world coming to

Independence for Kosova said...

Cviji, you showed me the light. O my God I have been living a lie. How could I have been lied so much. Thank you Captain Obvious. I knew long time ago that Hitler killed people of Jewish faith, Gypsis, blacks, homosexuals, dissabled, slavics, and communists. Didn't you learn that in school? See you prove my point when I call you an illiterate idiot. Read a fucking book. It's amazing when you call us allies of Germany when no such thing ever happend. How come there are no concentrating camps in Kosova, no mass graves. I'm sorry, it's my fault a serb radical like yourself assinated the Archduke of Austro-Hungary. Thanks to you guys there was another WW.

Anonymous said...

Here's a solution; Give Kosovo independence, seal the borders and see how long the can survive on their own! Acouple of months maybe....

Anonymous said...

If it would mean getting rid of your rapist kind, a couple of months would be fine with me.

Anonymous said...

Here's a solution; Give Kosovo independence, seal the borders and see how long the can survive on their own! Acouple of months maybe....

i agree, they already have a large unemployment rate, and the only reason they have survived so far is because of hand outs from the U.N, when they stop receiving money from the west, they will be begging for us to trade with them

Anonymous said...

Serb rapist illusions are nothing short of amazing.