Thursday, February 24, 2005

Kosovo Again

The Reuters headline says "UN representative says talks on Kosovo's future can start in 2005"...but what he really said was "could" not "can" -
"My evaluation is that we had a good chance of keeping this timetable and that the process leading to status talks could therefore begin in the second half of 2005," the administrator, Soren Jessen-Petersen, told the U.N. Security Council...

...The final status of Kosovo has taken on new urgency, with some predicting riots if the province were left in limbo and its economy deteriorated further. Up to 70 percent of the people in Kosovo are unemployed, in part because the province cannot be part of international banking system, has difficulty securing loans and attracts few foreign investors.

Hmm. Wonder what the other parts of the cause of 70% unemployment are?

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