Friday, March 25, 2005

Back to Kosovo: Athens' view

Interesing commentary from the Washington Times by Petros Molyviatis,foreign minister of the Hellenic Republic (Greece: Back to Kosovo: Athens' view
The year 2005 will see the Balkans return as one of the top issues on the international agenda by reason, once again, of the uncertain situation in Kosovo.
    Six years after the dramatic events of 1999, the real power in Kosovo -- officially part of Serbian and Montenegran territory -- is wielded by the international community via the U.N. presence (UNMIK) and the provisional institutions for self-government run by the Kosovar Albanians, who comprise the majority of the province's population. The Serb minority continues to feel insecure and remains suspicious, withdrawn and, unfortunately, uninvolved...
Imagine what another six years of UN control could bring.

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