Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive
Prishtina [Pristina], 8 May: Prime Minister Agim Ceku said today that, after the status, the government will focus all its efforts in implementing of the tasks for European Union [EU] membership.
He made these comments at a ceremony on the Europe Day, which was attended by international and local representatives.
Prime Minister Ceku said that, at this moment, Kosova [Kosovo] is facing a historical opportunity, adding that "in few years we could become part of the European family."
He said that the EU integration is not a dream which cannot be fulfilled, however the experience in standard implementation will help accomplishing the membership obligations.
"The government today embraces similar values with those of EU: peace, economic development, solidarity, freedom of movement for all the citizens," he said.
Ceku said that the future of Kosova is identified with status settlement, standards implementation and very often with education, which is a crucial mechanism in making decisions.
The international representatives attending today's ceremony called on Kosovars to work harder on their path towards EU integration.
Giorgio Mamberto, the Head of the European Commission Liaison Office in Prishtina said that European Union is open for all the countries which make great integrations, including Kosova.
"You must work and engage to become part of the European values," said Alexander Bayerl, the Chief of the Austrian Liaison Office in Prishtina.
Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 9 May 06