Thursday, May 11, 2006

EXCLUSIVE-UN report to commend Kosovo Albanian leaders

(Adds Kosovo call for defence force, paragraphs 7-11, 20-22)

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro, May 11 (Reuters) - The U.N. governor of Kosovo says the province has made real progress on standards set by major powers, giving a boost to the Albanian majority's bid for independence from Serbia this year.

The positive assessment is contained in Danish diplomat Soren Jessen-Petersen's upcoming report to the United Nations Security Council, to be presented in late June but seen by Reuters on Thursday.

His overview of the situation in Serbia's southern province, run by the world body since 1999, says the Albanian leadership has "revitalised" efforts to improve the lives of Serbs and other ethnic minorities and create a functioning democracy.

"As a result of this intensified effort it is now possible to discern progress across the broad front on Standards implementation," says the report.

If the provisional institutions "maintain their present level of commitment we should witness substantial further achievement in the coming months", it adds.

The report will be welcomed by Western powers who say Kosovo's 90-percent ethnic Albanian majority must enforce the rule of law and protect the rights of the remaining 100,000 Serbs to improve its chances of clinching independence.

Reflecting a growing confidence independence is near, the Kosovo Albanians put in a request to a visiting NATO delegation for their own defence force once a deal is reached.

President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Agim Ceku, a former guerrilla commander, made the sensitive request to the delegation led by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

There was no immediate response from NATO, which with the U.N. has shied away from the issue of a future Kosovo army.

But Scheffer, on a one-day visit to the province, said the alliance's 17,000 troops would keep the peace and warned extremists against testing their resolve.

"The spoilers will not have a chance," he told reporters.

VIENNA TALKS

Direct talks between Serbia and the Kosovo Albanians began in February in Vienna, seven years after NATO bombs drove out Serb forces to halt the ethnic cleansing employed by Belgrade in a two-year war with ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

U.N. chief mediator Martti Ahtisaari expects to finish preliminary discussion of technical issues such as local self-government and minority rights by July, before talks on actual "final status" begin.

Belgrade has shown few signs yet that it will consent to Kosovo's independence. It talks of declaring Kosovo "occupied territory" if independence is imposed by the major powers, a step that could create a Cyprus-style division in the Balkans.

Diplomats say the West will push for a form of independence under European Union and NATO supervision, within the year.

But they fear for the future of the Kosovo Serbs, a ghettoised minority targeted by sporadic violence. Around half the Serb population fled revenge attacks after the war.

The governor's report cites police figures suggesting ethnically motivated crime had declined compared to 2005.

"The improving picture was offset by a small number of high-profile cases, and despite the statistical improvement members of minority communities continue to express fears about their freedom of movement," it says.

Former Kosovo Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi resigned in March following sustained international criticism of his performance in meeting the standards.

Ceku, his successor, pressed for a Kosovo defence force -- an idea that would outrage Serbia -- at the talks with Scheffer.

"We count on the support of NATO's forces for the creation of a Kosovo defence force that will contribute to internal and regional stability," he said in a statement.

The nearest Kosovo has to an army is the Kosovo Protection Corps, a civil emergency force created from the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army.

(Additional reporting by Shaban Buza)

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

you albanian dogs should enjoy this short lived happiness because soon the magnitude of cock in your ass will be insurmountable even by your ripped anal standards

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Anonymous said...

US congress against siptar dogs

http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/14-04-2006/79175-0

Anonymous said...

any questions you delusional rabid dogs ?


ps: prepare your wife's and daughters ass with some vaseline for my big cock

Anonymous said...

the world wants someone to slaughter more moslem albos... who will step up ? it is good when albos leave because they are so stupid and have so little loyalty to anything but the dick they chase that they never return to siptari land... just like gypsies - only worse. moslem dogs deserve beatings and death... their is no denying this. siptaris are a bunch of syphilitic inbred cocksuckers

Anonymous said...

another article highlighting the bullshit occuring in kosovo and how american sentiment opposes the siptari dogs

http://americandaily.com/article/13420



that's right albo cocksuckers... suck on it

Kristian said...

WOW! I mean WOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!


Your intelligence supercedes all on this blog!

Why do you hate muslims so much?

What did they do to you?

And not all albanians are muslim?

You should check the demographics of the popullation. Unless your goal is to specifically target muslims.

You must be trying to create a rift bt the christian world and the islamic world.

Guess what in Kosovo/a it won't work. Catholics, Muslims, and Orthodox ppl's have lived together for centuries in relative harmony.



You should learn to move forward and try to mend things and not to exacerbate things.

Peace and love to everyone!

Kristian said...

And to all serbs that blog on this site:


How come over the past several decades not that many serbs have visited the cradle of their society?


You ask ppl in Belgrade they could care less to visit the place.


Just curious!


Peace!

Anonymous said...

your goals of an ethnic albo muttville nation is bullshit whatever cocksucking god the albo dogs adhere too.

Anonymous said...

I hope he is not married coz he'll unleash his fury on the poor woman.

Anonymous said...

i unleash the fury on albo prostitutes ask your wife where her ass got torn when she comes home from the brothel...

Serbs face genocide in Kosovo said...

Ghettos are good for Serbs. Keeps them together and safe. Hooray for ghettos.

Serbs face genocide in Kosovo soon said...

Didn't a million Serbs go see Milosevic give his speech at Kosovo Polje in the 88? Serbs went there all the time until the KLA and Albanaian mafia took over.

hahaha US UCK said...

someone is pissed.
but why, you already knew this.
plese find another 50 other articles, that might change somebodies mind. hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahah
why do u write under unonymous, to afraid to show ur self. guess what,
did u hear of two Scums, or ur compadres geting shot today, hahaha
do u know that our plan is that when we get independance were gonna throw u all out, hahahaha

Ice cream for everybody

gujgli said...

kristian,

"How come over the past several decades not that many serbs have visited the cradle of their society?"

In part because of Tito's communist regime. They tried everything to make Serbs lose their indentity and become Yugoslavians.

"You ask ppl in Belgrade they could care less to visit the place."

I was born in Belgrade and still here so i can tell you that's not true. People here are a little bit disappointed with the current situation but in big majority they know what is KaM to Serbs and this will not change even if it goes independent which i really doubt.

Konaction said...

Why don't you serbs think for a moment and realize that you couldn't live with anyone here in Balkans! You are Hypocrists, you are racists and in the end you're same as Nazis. DIE IN HELL!

We'll be Japan for your motherfucking filthy country, Independence will show everything.

Cvijus011 said...

kristian,

hahaha US UCK recently said,

"did u hear of two Scums, or ur compadres geting shot today, hahaha"

and

"do u know that our plan is that when we get independance were gonna throw u all out, hahahaha"

Is this the democratic and tolerant society you want to build in Kosovo?

bg anon said...

Actually there are people from Belgrade and other towns in Serbia who visited Kosovo.

Its surprising how many people in Serbia have blood ties to Kosovo although personally I dont have such ties.

I dont call any part of Serbia cradle of society. Dont babies sleep in cradles? If however, you are talking about Serbian history in Kosovo then there is plenty of that.

As far as this report is concerned quelle suprise? Peterson and indeed that position that he occupies is pro Albanian by definition. Or more precisely its pro Kosovo majority. UNMIK and Peterson simply cant afford to offend the majority population in Kosovo in case they turn against him and the corrupt lot from the UN.

Thats the sad truth.

mitrovica pika pika said...

US congress against siptar dogs http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/14-04-2006/79175-0
1:09 AM
Anonymous said...
any questions you delusional rabid dogs ?
ps: prepare your wife's and daughters ass with some vaseline for my big cock "

And here I though the whole world was envious of serbs and thats why they bombed the shit out of them twice. As far as preparing our wives and daughters you probably mean tie them up cause its the only way a serb gets an erection. SAD fucks!

mitrovica pika pika said...

Also I see that the twins are back. Products of some garbage gene pool no doubt.

Konaction said...

"Is this the democratic and tolerant society you want to build in Kosovo?"

It's good you realize the fact that WE will have to build Kosovo. As for the way it should be built you have no rights to bullshit around.

ivan said...

Konaction,

"It's good you realize the fact that WE will have to build Kosovo. As for the way it should be built you have no rights to bullshit around. "

Yes we do have the rights, since Serbian people live there, and Serbian homes are there.

you have to treat them with respect, and even if you do get the independance, they have to have equal rights, security and respect as all the people in EU. I am talking about civilized standrads, not siptar standards.

mitrovica pika pika said...

"Yes we do have the rights, since Serbian people live there, and Serbian homes are there.

you have to treat them with respect, and even if you do get the independance, they have to have equal rights, security and respect as all the people in EU. I am talking about civilized standrads, not siptar standards."

If you read carefull these lines you will see a sick mind at work. It seems every serb suffers from split personality dissorder. A shrink or a shutgun should do the trick... or both.

ivan said...

Mitrovica picka picka,

you still haevent answered the questions posted to you. Come on man, Cvijus and I thought you 6 letters yesturday, you should be able to read a bit by now.

To refresh your memory, here are the questions again:

1) What are these skulls for

2) What are these swords for

3) What trauma do you have from your childhood

4) What is your relationship with your mother

Konaction said...

Why don't you contribute something in your country but you leave all those hilly bills to lead?

Leave treatment of OUR minorities to us and watch your own bussines somewhere in Germany!

"Yes we do have the rights, since Serbian people live there, and Serbian homes are there. "

Kosovo serbs have those rights exclusively for their own good. Told you before stop bullshiting around for something WE have to build.

Scumy yummy yumm goes to all your sisters out there! Restekpa :)

Only you nazi serbs can make people fall in the same low level. The same goes with the war, we learned from you how to kill!

mitrovica pika pika said...

Its interesting, out of all the sites on the internet some serbs come here to achieve something they never could in real life-someone engaging them in real conversation. Poor poor

ivan said...

Konaction,

"Leave treatment of OUR minorities to us and watch your own bussines somewhere in Germany!"

thats why you have around 20 000 foreign troops, because they know how you treat your minorities. Its very strange, but Kosovo is the only region in the world where the number of minorities decreases on a daily basis. Could you imagine if those UNMIK troops left , what would happen? All the methods you learned from Hitler during the Second WW would come into practice... i mean you practice it now, but you are not able in the scale you would want to.

Hey people,

take care of your kids, Konaction is around

Anonymous said...

a) I am not Serbian, I just have the utmost respect for a proud and valiant people, as opposed to a bunch of dirtbag starving siptars who could only rob and steal on using thieved childrens bicycles to support themselves.

b) if making an account will make you happy please hold your breath and wait for me to make one... perhaps after i inject semon in your wifes ass i will get to it

ahahahaha

Cvijus011 said...

mitrovica picka picka,

you owe us some answers, the questions are:

1) What are these skulls for

2) What are these swords for

3) What trauma do you have from your childhood

4) What is your relationship with your mother

mitrovica pika pika said...

I am not Serbian, I just have the utmost respect for a proud and valiant people, as opposed to a bunch of dirtbag starving siptars who could only rob and steal on using thieved childrens bicycles to support themselves.-Do tell what you are then if not a serb.

b) if making an account will make you happy please hold your breath and wait for me to make one... perhaps after i inject semon in your wifes ass i will get to it- you probably mean rape my wife.Sad fuck!

Konaction said...

"Thats why you have around 20 000 foreign troops, because they know how you treat your minorities. Its very strange, but Kosovo is the only region in the world where the number of minorities decreases on a daily basis. Could you imagine if those UNMIK troops left , what would happen? All the methods you learned from Hitler during the Second WW would come into practice... i mean you practice it now, but you are not able in the scale you would want to."

Hey Shitscummyhead,

You are forgeting the key fact why did those 20.000 troops came in!

ivan said...

Konaction,

and on March 2004, against who did they fight?

Cvijus011 said...

"You are forgeting the key fact why did those 20.000 troops came in!"

And you forget it why are they staying

bg anon said...

Mitrovica why do you keep making generalised comments when anybody who is reading this in a half serious way can see that I've been trying to address you. Strangely, you dont reply until I point it out. And in the mean time you make comments about Serbs like

'achieve something they never could in real life-someone engaging them in real conversation.'

or

'It seems every serb suffers from split personality dissorder. A shrink or a shutgun should do the trick'

ER... HELLO EARTH TO MITROVICA, what do you think I've been trying to do but to engage in serious conversation?

I'd say a disorder is choosing to only to respond to insults with insults and then in the next breath complaining about those that indulge in such activities.

Clearly you cant complain about being insulted when you are giving as good as you get.

ivan said...

BG anon,

Good luck in have a civilized conversation with Mitrovica :)

I have tried in the beginning, and I guess Cvijus as well, but thats just a waist of time.

The poor boy needs help, after all he cant answer 4 simple questions.

mitrovica pika pika said...

Bg anon read the first post or what the twins whose mommy was spreading syphilis among seseljs troops.

Cvijus011 said...

Oh mitrovica picka picka

Don't be such a crybaby, be brave and answer the questions.

Konaction said...

Shitheads,

Still talking about Kosovo?

Let me remind you, you LOST :)

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ilir said...

The same horny sailors commenting everyday.

ivan said...

Mitorvica picka picka,

Come on man, answer the questions. Is it so hard. I mean you are using a symbol that you dont even know what it is about. If thats the case, then please admit, so we go on to the next issue.

mitrovica pika pika said...

Its interesting, out of all the sites on the internet some serbs come here to achieve something they never could in real life-someone engaging them in real conversation. Poor poor

Anonymous said...

( reporting by Shaban Buza)

LOL a siptar reporter.
Here's an update which siptars don't want to read. The last 2 paragraphs say it all.

Petersen commends, Scheffer warns | 14:07 May 12 | Beta


Soeren Jessen Petersen (FoNet)


PRIŠTINA -- Soeren Jessen Petersen said that Kosovo has made serious progress in the implementation of standards.

The UNMIK Chief said that in his report which he will give at the next meeting of the UN Security, he will state that the Albanian leaders have started to work seriously on improving the standards of living for Serbs and other minorities in the region. He also said that progress has been made in creating a functional democracy.

“As a result of the increased efforts, the possibility of making progress in standards for all fields will be better.” Petersen said.

Petersen said that if the temporary institutions continue to work in this manner, there will be a noticeable improvement in the implementation of standards within the next few months. He also said that the number of ethnically motivated acts has fallen off this year.

Scheffer gives warnings


Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visits the Veliki Dečani monastery (FoNet)


After a visit to Kosovo with a delegation of NATO officials, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer warned that anyone who tries to get in the way of the Kosovo status discussions will have to deal with KFOR.

Scheffer said that KFOR will continue to offer support to the community in Kosovo and that the international forces will stay in Kosovo during this tough period which the region is going through. Scheffer and his delegation met with senior officials from Kosovo in Priština, and then visited the Visoki Dečani monastery.

At the end of his visit, he had two main messages for Kosovo.

“The first is a military message. And it is that NATO will not allow anyone to disturb the situation in Kosovo while the status discussions are ongoing. NATO is in Kosovo so that it would make the discussion process easier through stabilising the situation in the region and sending the message that potential offenders do not stand a chance. KFOR will strike down anyone who tries to interfere with the discussion process.” Scheffer said.

His second message was of a political nature and it referred to the reaching of a compromise by the discussion teams in Vienna.

“I hope that, after the discussions, we will not be in the situation where there will be expectations and hope on one side and frustration on the other.” Scheffer said, adding that a compromise is vital in achieving such a goal.

mitrovica pika pika said...

And back to copying and pasting articles that we albanians wrote.

ivan said...

mitrovica pika pika,

when do you plan to answer the questions?

Are you ashamed by any chance?

Oh sorry another question, this will just confuse you...

Cvijus011 said...

Come on Ivan give this poor soul a break.
Let him answer for a start the two first questions:

1) What are these skulls for
2) What are these swords for

If progress is noticed, we will proceed with the further questions.

Anonymous said...

The disgusting offensive comments by serbian individuals are clear proof that these particular serb scum bags have now come to their senses and realized that the land currently called Kosovo/a is now 100% lost to them and will shortly be reverting back to its traditional and rightful owners - Albanians whom have always made up the overwhelming majority of the population (90% - 100% over many many many millenia). Oh, of course different minorities will be allowed to live there just as they have done before and are still doing to this day and just as long as they are law abiding citizens and understand what democracy means).

My regards to all the true Albanians out there wherever they may be. The ones that are a bit mixed up in the head and/or heart can go to Serbia, Turkey, Arabia or even hell.

Ilirian Bytyçi

heku said...

Cvijus and ivan seem to have focused on some stupid issue. You have so little authority on this blog that nobody will allow you to rule over here. This blog is not like the 80' Dardania. You're so insulting to the human race that I still don't understand how nobody swept your dirty face away from the comments. Clean up your muddy eyes, we won (no matter how) and we will have our army in less time than needed to say it. Afterwards we'll see who's the little sheep or the goat or whatever.

Ju përshendes perzemërisht.

Cvijus011 said...

to heku and this other guy,

what does our psychological analysis of Mitrovica picka picka have to do with the Kosovo-Metohija issue?

mitrovica pika pika said...

"psychological analysis of Mitrovica picka picka"

ha would be like Chikatillo analyzing a 6 ear old girl.

mitrovica pika pika said...

Poor serbs no one wants to be caught dead near them or being in the same country as them.Sad!


A Serbian state within Montenegro? | 09:42 May 12 | FoNet
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Radical Party will support the movement for creating a Serbian state within Montenegro.

According to party leader Tomislav Nikolić, if Montenegro gains independence, his party will support the movement for creating a Serbian state within the borders of the independent state of Montenegro.

He accused the Montenegrin parliamentary officials of behaving hypocritically and holding meetings while Serbia-Montenegro is falling apart. He also said that regardless of the referendum’s outcome, relations between Serbia and Montenegro will not remain normal after May 21.

“I am not surprised by the politicians in Montenegro, but I am surprised by the officials in Serbia who continue to make decisions regarding the federal union while the Montenegrin representatives continue to adamantly claim that they are not a part of this union.” Nikolić said during a meeting of the Serbia-Montenegro Parliament.

He also addressed Montenegrin officials who support independence, stating that “their country” will never have good relations with Serbia if it becomes independent.

Anonymous said...

I will develop a new flight object with new kind of weapons and I'll start a war against Serbia if Kosova would not be recognized that weapon will be more multimedia that will kill the Serbian spirit and will not bring the death to the peoples but the spirituality of Serbians shit eaters.

Every word that you Serbians write is full of bullshit so no were could fit on modern civilization. You speak, feal and radiate only bullshit. When you watch RTS you don't see nothig but pures propaganda similar that Hitler's governement had but what they do miss is the ministry of Propaganda because all the existing minitries do that job.

Anonymous said...

Bexhet Pacolli had made a lot of money in Russia and he is investing in Kosovo's status a lot more then you serbians gave to the www.savekosovo.org hehe 600 000 us$ it is like a penny comparing to what we albianians are giving for Kosova.

Anonymous said...

Albanski friends si jeni mir?, I'm a Croat and i just wanna say how proud we are of Agim Ceku who become a PM of Kosovo he is a true warrior and loved by all Croats! Ignore filthy cetnikes, Ustasa gave them some kick in the ass and they still cry today like cigani ppl (you look like cigani to, dark non-european) shame on you cetnikes who call serbia for democratic, you started all the wars u ubojica dont play like tough guys behind your computer we know how brave your where when you meet hrvatska armija, why dont you start shit with us about Krajina?

"God i enjoid every minute when Serbia got bombed by Nato, i spit on your filthy land"

Last but not least to cetnikes - idi u picku materinu, jebo ti pas mater =)

Hrvatski patriot!

Anonymous said...

Chetniks in action

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iDn%20bkyWQ7tM&search=srbin

Anonymous said...

All you "Serbian heroes", is this your last stand? You're all writing some crap, offending and swearing at others. You've lost all of your battles, namely the war itself and now you're showing what creatures you really are. Do you really think you're getting anything back? How? By promises of rapes and killings? Haven't you done enough of that already. Or is it that you just can't face fucking your ugly whores, so you always have to start wars in order to rape women and men?
You are pathetic, disgusting, fillthy, rakija ladden idiots, pigs, a disgrace to the human race...(No misundersatnding yeah, this is what I think of all the nasty Chetniks who've described their ideal fantasies - they deserve a very Ballist answer)

Cvijus011 said...

anonymous 6:35 AM,

What frustrates you mate?

Anonymous said...

When I see all this hate coming from Serbs in this blog I cannot help but think how best they represent the feelings and thoughts of others in Serbia. I personally dont think that Serbs are bad people, I rather choose to think that the system has left them far behind a civilized world. I have not seen or heard of any country who wants to keep control of another country and yet publicly mentions their desire to rape and kill people of another ethnicity. I see a great need for some decent educational institutions to be opened in Serbia, where people can see light and can learn about more than just farming. I think an educated Serbia is the way forward.

Cvijus011 said...

anonymous 10:02 AM,

Nice speech
But tell me, where do yousee over here that any Serb wrote anything about hating albanians? Huh?
Apart from some elements (like the Radicals that are not policy-makers), how come do you come to the conclusion that "publicly mentions their desire to rape and kill people of another ethnicity". Maybe that's what your media presents it to you, in that case I can't blame you that you are so narrowminded, but I would warmly recommend you to make a trip to Belgrade, speak with the people and draw your own conclusions.
I like this comment that we are far from the civilized world, but, where do you place yourself? Have you heard about the four incidents that happened against Serbs in the last week? Let me refresh your memory:
1) A bus with Serbs was stoned from albanian school children
2) Two Serbs were shot while working
3) A church in Podujevo was demolished
4) Another bus with Serbs was stoned by albanian school children AGAIN.

Regarding points 1 and 4, before commenting on our educational system, start reconcidering what kind of educational system do you have, because in Serbia stoning busses isn't part of the school curriculum.
Regarding all points together, does it show any civilizational advance? I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

To racist Croat who said:

you look like cigani to, dark non-european)

Have you had a look at your "handsome" Stipe Mesic lately?
LOL!!!!!!!!!

Kristian said...

The balkan ppl!

Same ol mumbo jumbo with similar ideologies. (HARD HEADED!) Just different blood lines!


SO PPL WELCOME TO THE WONDERFULL WORLD OF THE BALKANS! WHERE EACH MAN WANTS TO BE CHIEF BUT NO ONE WANTS TO BE A SOLDIER!

Peace to all

Mir said...

http://members.tripod.com/~sarant_2/ksm.html

The stupidity of the racist Serbians and Albanians here is unbelievable. Its funny because they want to fight each other because of hate; yet hate is derived from fear. I have not posted on here for a while but it's obvious the Serbians on here cannot defend me or other serbs with insults against Albanians. Hopefully an educational arguement can begin.

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Mir said...

Here is the "peace agreement" we were offered. I ask Kristian and the Albanians on here to answer one question of mine honestly:

If Albania was in a similar situation would you have accepted such an agreement?


By the way, this is Appendix B the ONLY part that wasn't accepted in the peace agreements. I ask you NOT to read this as a proud independent Albanian for a minute. I ask you to pretend you are a citizen of a multi-ethnic Yugoslavia in 1999 and read this.


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Appendix B: Status of Multi-National Military Implementation Force

Rambouillet, France

February 23, 1999




1. For the purposes of this Appendix, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereunder assigned to them:

a. "NATO" means the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), its subsidiary bodies, its military Headquarters, the NATO-led KFOR, and any elements/units forming any part of KFOR or supporting KFOR, whether or not they are from a NATO member country and whether or not they are under NATO or national command and control, when acting in furtherance of this Agreement.

b. "Authorities in the FRY" means appropriate authorities, whether Federal, Republic, Kosovo or other.

c. "NATO personnel" means the military, civilian, and contractor personnel assigned or attached to or employed by NATO, including the military, civilian, and contractor personnel from non-NATO states participating in the Operation, with the exception of personnel locally hired.

d. "The Operation" means the support, implementation, preparation, and participation by NATO and NATO personnel in furtherance of this Chapter.

e. "Military Headquarters" means any entity, whatever its denomination, consisting of or constituted in part by NATO military personnel established in order to fulfill the Operation.

f. "Authorities" means the appropriate responsible individual, agency, or organization of the Parties.

g. "Contractor personnel" means the technical experts or functional specialists whose services are required by NATO and who are in the territory of the FRY exclusively to serve NATO either in an advisory capacity in technical matters, or for the setting up, operation, or maintenance of equipment, unless they are:

(1) nationals of the FRY; or

(2) persons ordinarily resident in the FRY.

h. "Official use" means any use of goods purchased, or of the services received and intended for the performance of any function as required by the operation of the Headquarters.

i. "Facilities" means all buildings, structures, premises, and land required for conducting the operational, training, and administrative activities by NATO for the Operation as well as for accommodation of NATO personnel.

2. Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities under this Appendix, all NATO personnel shall respect the laws applicable in the FRY, whether Federal, Republic, Kosovo, or other, insofar as compliance with those laws is compatible with the entrusted tasks/mandate and shall refrain from activities not compatible with the nature of the Operation.

3. The Parties recognize the need for expeditious departure and entry procedures for NATO personnel. Such personnel shall be exempt from passport and visa regulations and the registration requirements applicable to aliens. At all entry and exit points to/from the FRY, NATO personnel shall be permitted to enter/exit the FRY on production of a national identification (ID) card. NATO personnel shall carry identification which they may be requested to produce for the authorities in the FRY, but operations, training, and movement shall not be allowed to be impeded or delayed by such requests.

4. NATO military personnel shall normally wear uniforms, and NATO personnel may possess and carry arms if authorized to do so by their orders. The Parties shall accept as valid, without tax or fee, drivers, licenses and permits issued to NATO personnel by their respective national authorities.

5. NATO shall be permitted to display the NATO flag and/or national flags of its constituent national elements/units on any NATO uniform, means of transport, or facility.

6. a. NATO shall be immune from all legal process, whether civil, administrative, or criminal.

b. NATO personnel, under all circumstances and at all times, shall be immune from the Parties, jurisdiction in respect of any civil, administrative, criminal, or disciplinary offenses which may be committed by them in the FRY. The Parties shall assist States participating in the operation in the exercise of their jurisdiction over their own nationals.

c. Notwithstanding the above, and with the NATO Commander's express agreement in each case, the authorities in the FRY may exceptionally exercise jurisdiction in such matters, but only in respect of Contractor personnel who are not subject to the jurisdiction of their nation of citizenship.

7. NATO personnel shall be immune from any form of arrest, investigation, or detention by the authorities in the FRY. NATO personnel erroneously arrested or detained shall immediately be turned over to NATO authorities.

8. NATO personnel shall enjoy, together with their vehicles, vessels, aircraft, and equipment, free and unrestricted passage and unimpeded access throughout the FRY including associated airspace and territorial waters. This shall include, but not be limited to, the right of bivouac, maneuver, billet, and utilization of any areas or facilities as required for support, training, and operations.

9. NATO shall be exempt from duties, taxes, and other charges and inspections and custom regulations including providing inventories or other routine customs documentation, for personnel, vehicles, vessels, aircraft, equipment, supplies, and provisions entering, exiting, or transiting the territory of the FRY in support of the Operation.

10. The authorities in the FRY shall facilitate, on a priority basis and with all appropriate means, all movement of personnel, vehicles, vessels, aircraft, equipment, or supplies, through or in the airspace, ports, airports, or roads used. No charges may be assessed against NATO for air navigation, landing, or takeoff of aircraft, whether government-owned or chartered. Similarly, no duties, dues, tolls or charges may be assessed against NATO ships, whether government-owned or chartered, for the mere entry and exit of ports. Vehicles, vessels, and aircraft used in support of the operation shall not be subject to licensing or registration requirements, nor commercial insurance.

11. NATO is granted the use of airports, roads, rails, and ports without payment of fees, duties, dues, tolls, or charges occasioned by mere use. NATO shall not, however, claim exemption from reasonable charges for specific services requested and received, but operations/movement and access shall not be allowed to be impeded pending payment for such services.

12. NATO personnel shall be exempt from taxation by the Parties on the salaries and emoluments received from NATO and on any income received from outside the FRY.

13. NATO personnel and their tangible moveable property imported into, acquired in, or exported from the FRY shall be exempt from all duties, taxes, and other charges and inspections and custom regulations.

14. NATO shall be allowed to import and to export, free of duty, taxes and other charges, such equipment, provisions, and supplies as NATO shall require for the operation, provided such goods are for the official use of NATO or for sale to NATO personnel. Goods sold shall be solely for the use of NATO personnel and not transferable to unauthorized persons.

15. The Parties recognize that the use of communications channels is necessary for the Operation. NATO shall be allowed to operate its own internal mail services. The Parties shall, upon simple request, grant all telecommunications services, including broadcast services, needed for the Operation, as determined by NATO. This shall include the right to utilize such means and services as required to assure full ability to communicate, and the right to use all of the electromagnetic spectrum for this purpose, free of cost. In implementing this right, NATO shall make every reasonable effort to coordinate with and take into account the needs and requirements of appropriate authorities in the FRY.

16. The Parties shall provide, free of cost, such public facilities as NATO shall require to prepare for and execute the Operation. The Parties shall assist NATO in obtaining, at the lowest rate, the necessary utilities, such as electricity, water, gas and other resources, as NATO shall require for the Operation.

17. NATO and NATO personnel shall be immune from claims of any sort which arise out of activities in pursuance of the operation; however, NATO will entertain claims on an ex gratia basis.

18. NATO shall be allowed to contract directly for the acquisition of goods, services, and construction from any source within and outside the FRY. Such contracts, goods, services, and construction shall not be subject to the payment of duties, taxes, or other charges. NATO may also carry out construction works with their own personnel.

19. Commercial undertakings operating in the FRY only in the service of NATO shall be exempt from local laws and regulations with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment and licensing and registration of employees, businesses, and corporations.

20. NATO may hire local personnel who on an individual basis shall remain subject to local laws and regulations with the exception of labor/employment laws. However, local personnel hired by NATO shall:

a. be immune from legal process in respect of words spoken or written and all acts performed by them in their official capacity;

b. be immune from national services and/or national military service obligations;

c. be subject only to employment terms and conditions established by NATO; and

d. be exempt from taxation on the salaries and emoluments paid to them by NATO.

21. In carrying out its authorities under this Chapter, NATO is authorized to detain individuals and, as quickly as possible, turn them over to appropriate officials.

22. NATO may, in the conduct of the Operation, have need to make improvements or modifications to certain infrastructure in the FRY, such as roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, and utility systems. Any such improvements or modifications of a non-temporary nature shall become part of and in the same ownership as that infrastructure. Temporary improvements or modifications may be removed at the discretion of the NATO Commander, and the infrastructure returned to as near its original condition as possible, fair wear and tear excepted.

23. Failing any prior settlement, disputes with the regard to the interpretation or application of this Appendix shall be settled between NATO and the appropriate authorities in the FRY.

24. Supplementary arrangements with any of the Parties may be concluded to facilitate any details connected with the Operation.

25. The provisions of this Appendix shall remain in force until completion of the Operation or as the Parties and NATO otherwise agree.

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gujgli said...

-This note was clearly an ULTIMATUM; but it was an ultimatum such as had never been penned in modern times... [I]t seemed ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE that any State in the world could accept it, or that any acceptance, however abject, would satisfy the aggressor."

Winston S. Churchill on Austrian note to Serbia that have started the World War One.

Winston S. Churchil "The World Crisis", Volume I, pages 204, 205, Charles Schribner's Sons, New York 1923, renewed in 1951.-

It's very sad that Albanians think Nato intervene it because of their human rights, rapings, killings etc.

They did it only because of military expansion to the East and because of rich mines and mineral resources which Kosovo and Metohija got plenty.

Our mistake is communist Milosevic who didn't turn to the West earlier.

Then was all about finishing scenario, it may go like in Venezuela (coup d etat) or like in Iraq. Unfortunatelly, Milosevic was not so weak for successfull coup and he proved as stubborn in the following war. After the ultimatum i also can't see really how could we escape occupation. So, i think Kumanovo agrement was best that we could get after Rambouillet agreement. Even better then Rambouillet itself.

bg anon said...

Well I think anybody honest would object if their country was forced to sign Ramblet.

But, as a realist, I would pose the counter question. Is the current situation for Serbs in Kosovo (and Serbs in Serbia) better than it would have been if Serbia had signed the agreement?

Its sad to say the above because its hardly a choice and its another side putting a ulitmatum of some kind but the question is validated by the reality of the ethnic cleansing that occured since KFOR and company arrived on the scene.

Could this have been prevented if the agreement was signed?

Kosova-re said...

"But, as a realist, I would pose the counter question. Is the current situation for Serbs in Kosovo (and Serbs in Serbia) better than it would have been if Serbia had signed the agreement?

Its sad to say the above because its hardly a choice and its another side putting a ulitmatum of some kind but the question is validated by the reality of the ethnic cleansing that occured since KFOR and company arrived on the scene.

Could this have been prevented if the agreement was signed?"

Wow, yes you sir probably would'of been more happy to prevent the so called ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Kosovo/a, then to sign the treaty to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo/a.
And don't tell me that it happened in the past and now you're looking at the present, cause that's not how it works...this only goes to prove how you misjudged and mishandled the whole crisis in the region.
And now you've sort of removed the blindfold?! You were blind and now you see yeah?
You see when you want and what you want. Kinda selective, which fits the selective memory you are using.
It is a bit pathetic don't you agree.

Truth Hurts said...

Mitrovica can't answer the questions because he is uneducated like the rest of the Albanians. Also he has to go steal a computer from somewhere so he can get online. The Albanian government doesn't even want you people in their country. Just remember Kosovo is Serbian Land. If you don't like it MOVE. Opps sorry its hard to get enough money to move on a hot dog vendors salary. You can always steal money from Serbs, we do have enough. Kosovo will never see independence!!!! Why do you think Ceku is in power. A well known war criminal that when the time is right will be arrested by the US and sent to the hague. Sort of like Saddam Husein!

mitrovica pika pika said...

"Just remember Kosovo is Serbian Land. If you don't like it MOVE."
OK.. ha ha ha ha ha
If my penis had your logic I'd remove it immediately.

Bg anon said...

Kosova-re

Its kind of stupid arguing the point for the sake of it dont you think?

But, no I didnt move the blindfold because I wasnt wearing one in the first place.

Sorry to disapoint you but I didnt support Serbian policies in Kosovo in the 1990's.

No wonder you want to talk about the past. Look at the present. Before you start to try to examine my views under a magnifying glass perhaps you should sort out your own back yard. Not concerning past views but concerning events that are going on today.

mitrovica pika pika said...

I must quote you again, it seems you are having trouble seing when you are hanging yourself "it would never had happened if the March killings and ethnic cleansing against Serbs hadnt been carried out." I could use the same argument, meaning, serbs and gypsies would have never been killed if you serbs didnt go on a rampage of pillage, rape and massmurder.

After tha stament I thought you would never have the temerity to show your face in here again. I guess serbs don care when they have been caught with their pants down or butchering innocent people.

NYoutlawyer said...

I am not albanian, nor do I live in the Balkans. I have seen albanians refer to Serbians as
"ska", "shikia", and whatever other spellings. What does the term mean? I am sure it is derogatory, whta else could I expect from albo's? But please explain what the term means, then I could feel insulted when you use it. Otherwise, it means nothing to non-albos.

Hashim Zmija said...

Ivan, pizdo cigansko, you should be called Jovan if you are a Serb, why on earth you are using a Croatian name, is that because they raped your “cigansku” mother a?

Not that Kosovo will be forever free from your scumbag people but we will also come again in what is left of Serbia and rape your women as we did during the Turkish times. Do you remember Arnauts, ask your “babe”, kopile siptarsko!

Mi smo harali po Srbijom i silovali smo sve zivo i to za 500 godina! Vi ste svi Siptari, hteli to ili ne!

Mrs u pizdu materinu i ti tvoj ciganski brat cvili cvili

Hashim Thaçi – Zmija

Svi sada kazu ‘Tungatjeta’ po Kosovu Siptar seta!
Сви сада кажу ‘Tungatjeta’ по Косову Шиптар шета!

Mir said...

No offense but KLA and Albanians army combined would be subpar to the multiethnic JNA army (which consists of Albanians also)

gujgli said...

bg anon,

" as a realist, I would pose the counter question. Is the current situation for Serbs in Kosovo (and Serbs in Serbia) better than it would have been if Serbia had signed the agreement?"

There is no guaranty that terrorists attacks would stopped nor that revenge ethnic cleansing would start but i know what we would seen for sure. Independence of KaM and foreigh military jeeps on Belgrade streets. As you said it, there is line for anything. For me, that's a line.

Bg anon said...

mitrovica you are starting to become tiresome. Like I have said something controversial? Repeat what I wrote as many times as you like because its a fact that has also been stated in human rights organisations reports.

What you call hanging myself, I call honesty. Where I come from being honest is a credit although disturbed nationalists invariably say that other distrubed nationalists will try to abuse that honesty. Its a pity when they are right

To call you and your views on my being open and clear and your support of the ethnic cleansing of gyspies from presumeably your own town, Mitrovica, a disapointment is an understatement.

Im beginning to wonder whether guglij and Ivan are right about you not being able to conduct an adult conversation.

So, if you want to do that my offer still stands Im here.

gujgli, I dont know really. If the price of ensuring that people were not ethnically cleansed from Kosovo was NATO jeeps in Belgrade I would take it.

But its hard to tell like you said what would have happened.

mitrovica pika pika said...

You and the twins whose mother is still trying to kill Mladic by infecting him with syphilis are irrelevant. I have no interest in engaing in anymore arguments with you when all you are spewing is rehabilitation for your masmurders, rapes and pillage while at the same time blaming albanians for every bad thing that happened in balkans since th dawn of mankind. Dialogue is not when you try to water down your psychopathic behaviour in Kosova. To understand serb mentality all you have to do is visit the ethnically cleansed serb areas in Bosnia.

Bg anon said...

Grow up Mitrovica. I condemn all crimes of rape, murder and ethnic cleansing.

I condemned it in the 1990's and I condemn it today.

Im sorry you dont feel the same way.