Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Kosovo Albanians accept Mitrovica division into two municipalities

Pristina, 19 April: The Pristina [Albanian] status discussion team will concede to have two municipalities in Kosovska Mitrovica.

The Pristina negotiators will accept this proposal because they believe that this is the best way to keep Kosovska Mitrovica territorially united, adding that it will help with the inner-city integration efforts. [Passage omitted]

[Kosovo President Fatmir] Sejdiu did not want to say how many new municipalities will be created in Kosovo, and stated that it is important to make sure that the new municipalities are organized according to Kosovo laws, remain economically stable and keep a focus on their ethnic components.

Source: Radio B92 text website, Belgrade, in English 0926 gmt 19 Apr 06

10 comments:

Independence for Kosova said...

"The Pristina negotiators will accept this proposal because they believe that this is the best way to keep Kosovska Mitrovica territorially united"

How is that possible if you divide a city (Mitrovica) into two? How is dividing considered uniting? I am seriously not understanding the point this article is making.

Republic_of_Kosova said...

to understand an article u must read it first. It clearly says that this will only last for 3 years, after that, they will be one municipality. And as far as i'm concerned i agree with this decision. U cannot make one city unite over one night, it takes some time. I think this is the best solution. Although i may be wrong.

Wim Roffel said...

It looks like this is finally one of the "gestures" that Ceku promissed to make towards the Serbs.

As a consession it is rather small - as it is shrouded in language about integration. But it is a step anyway. And the Serbs will be under some pressure to come up with a gesture from their side.

The Serb culture tends to value more the big gestures and grand statements, so it will interesting to see how they keep themselves in this arena of diplomatic niceties and small gestures.

As an interesting sidenote: Milosevic's love for big gestures was such that he gave away more than necessary when the Dayton agreement was closed.

gujgli said...

wim,

"As a consession it is rather small - as it is shrouded in language about integration. But it is a step anyway. And the Serbs will be under some pressure to come up with a gesture from their side."

I don't think this is the gesture of compromise that was required by Wisner and EU. It's simply confirmation of Kosovska Mitrovica status as it is, divided city where Albanians got no choices but to admit they didn't solve it peacefuly after 7 years.

And about compromise from our side, what can we do that we didn't do it already? We joined the Kosovo and Metohija institutions and we made a mistake. Heck, i believe that Wisner is not so arogant to think that giving independence must be a step of good will from us to Albanians.

That kind of compromise from Serbia, Wisner will never get.

NYoutlawyer said...

Jihad Watch - April 20, 2006

Muslim Albanian violence against Serbian Christians

"On the heels of the death threat against Bishop Artemije of Kosovo and the Islamofascist-organized demonstration against Decani monastery (April 14 and 8), there's now more indication of Muslim Albanian violence brewing against Serbian Christians -- and that the "international community" knows it. These latest escalations are remniscent of the lead-up to the March 2004 riots by Albanian Muslims that left 19 people dead, 900 people injured (including 65 international members of UN and NATO), 4,100 people chased from their homes (most of them Serbs), about 800 Serb and Roma (Gypsy) houses and apartments looted and torched, and 30 Serbian Orthodox holy shrines either completely destroyed or heavily damaged. If this is what is happening now with international babysitters (mostly from Christian countries!) what will happen when and if Kosovo is declared to be an independent Muslim state?"

Anonymous said...

First step to partition.

Anonymous said...

The albanians will solve the North Kosova problem only like Croatians did krajina problem. And I think we got the man to do it since he was the architect of the Storm operation himself.

Chris Blaku said...

Nyoutlawyer,

Jihad Watch, such a credible source. Have the Balkans been afoul in turmoil because of an independent "Muslim" Albanian state (Albania) for the past 80 years, or was it that pesky modern Orthodox Christian country, Serbia and its coherts that destroyed the region.

Anonymous said...

Good return Chris!

Regars
Ilirian

Anonymous said...

everybody knows that Mitrovica south can not take care of its own needs and can not resalve its problems without help and let alone to try and resalve Kosovo's crime nestle (read Mitrovica north) by itself. Giving them the power to manage their own problems will have many obligations as well - some are: resalving parallel structures issue, demilitarization of the north and property ownership rights...those issues have to be resalved through PISG.