BELGRADE -- Friday – Kosovo[Kosova] is already independent, the leader of the breakaway Liberal-Democratic faction of Boris Tadic’s Democratic Party said today.
Cedomir Jovanovic, the former deputy prime minister of Serbia who was expelled from the Democrats after the fall of the Zivkovic government last year, said that he is oppossed to the de facto indepndenc of Serbia’s southern province.
He told Belgade weekly news magazine NIN that the status of Kosovo[Kosova] must be settled by the people who live there “and they are mainly Albanians”.
“Why can’t some Serbian and Albanian party be coalition partners in Kosovo tomorrow? That’s our goal, not the division of Kosovo,” said Jovanovic.
“Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica and President Boris Tadic want Serb schools, a Serb helath system and security for Serbs in Kosovo. I want the best schools, the best health system, the highest security, and we can do that so that we can offer the international community a mechanism for achieving it,” said the former deputy prime minsiter. B92