Monday, October 31, 2005

Serbs to get 15 percent of Kosovo?

Belgrade- Serbia-
The international community should once again examine its blanc refusal to divide Kosovo. It would be good to hint at the readiness to accept it if Pristina and Belgrade agree on this. This proposal has been brought forward by Charles Kapchan, professor of international relations at the Washington Georgetown University and member of the influential American Foreign Relations Council.

“North of the Ibar River to the border with Serbia proper, Kosovo is inhabited almost exclusively with Serbs. The region represents around 15 percent of the territory of Kosovo and is inhabited with one-third of the Serbs. Pristina has no pretensions for ruling over the region that is functionally part of Serbia. Giving northern Kosovo to Serbia, while the rest of the province becomes independent, will free Pristina from vane attempts of establishing rule over the region that intends to keep connections with Belgrade,” he said. F.F
Vecernje Novosti

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It certainly seems a fair compromise, but as the albanian negotiators are at war with each other and their clans are no doubt busy planning more assassinations I doubt their will be any movement.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an acedamic from USA paid by Serbs to push their agenda. The richest part of Kosovo to be hand given to Serbs when in fact Serbs even on the other side where never a majority except some of the villages that are very close to the Serbian border. If there is any comprimise on some of those vilages north of Mitrovica, Trepca should be a part of Kosova and in exchange Presheva, Bujanovc region handed to Kosovo. It is very clear how Serbs try to get the very best part of what Kosova economy stand on. Furthermore part of Montenegro and especially Macedonia more than a third of it carved in our favor.

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Anonymous said...

There is only one outcome to this.ONLY ONE. Balkan war let Albanians try and claim their lands with force if they defeat the enemy then curve new borders if not then well stay the same

Seriously they will never be comprimise between albanians and serbs. There are too many albnians in Montenegro , MAcedonia and South serbia. they will not sleep through these negotiations they will start something

Anonymous said...

KOSOVA LANDS HAVE BEEN SPLIT AND DIVIDED FOR MANY DECADES. I DO NOT THINK DIVIDING IT ONCE AGAIN IS A SOLUTION. ALSO THE ARGUEMENT YOU MAKE FOR NORTHERN KOSOVA CAN ALSO BE MADE FOR SOUTHERN SERBIA. IF THE SERBS WANT NORTHERN KOSOVO BECAUSE IT IS INHABITED MOSTLY BY SERBS, THEN KOSOVA SHOULD GET THE PRESHEVA VALLEY (SOUTHERN SERBIA) WHICH IS INHABITED MOSTLY BY ALBANIANS.

I SUGGEST THE SERBS BE VERY CAREFUL OF WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR BECAUSE THE ALBANIANS CAN TURN AROUND AND ASK FOR THE SAME THING. LETS NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT MACEDONIA AND ITS POPULATION BEING NEARLY HALF ALBANIAN.

THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR, NO DIVISION OF KOSOVA BUT A FINALLY FREE AND INDEPENDENT ONE.

Anonymous said...

What does Macedonia Have to do with the Kosovo final status?

What about the Bronx, NY, USA there is a large Albanian population why not add that to the mix?

Anonymous said...

Fist of all, north of Mitrovica was never majority Serb. The analyst got his fact wrong. But yes it has been so since 1999 when French soldiers stopped the returning Albanians and Bosniaks from crossing the bridge giving up to the Serb paramilitary group "Guardians of the Bridge".
Second, if Serbs are allowed to mantain a pure part of Kosova, does this mean that Albanians are free to purify "their" part of Kosova as well?
Third, Mr. Kapchan qualified his suggestion with it being acceptable to both groups. Since I haven't heard anything from the Albanian side to the point, his suggestion is already dead. If Albanians are forced to accept such an agreement, then unification with their motherland taking the Presheva Valley with it should ensue. In the long term, Albanian natality will do its thing.

Anonymous said...

"In the long term, Albanian natality will do its thing."

And get crushed trying!

Anonymous said...

Comparing albanians in macedonia to albanians in the bronx is like comparing apples and cranberrys. Albanians in macedonia have as much right to be there as the bulgarians who call themselves "macedonian" , if not more.

Anonymous said...

They have a right to live there only, no right to split part of the country off and attach it to other lands.

Anonymous said...

Albanians have developed an unfortuanate reputation for being thugs and Kosovo as an haven for the drug and protitute trade. Their negotiating position on independance in the face of numerous UN reports showing their ongoing racial intolerance is becoming weaker by the day. When they start trying to bring Macedonia into play they are only reinforcing thier image as being a violent and primitive nation- accept our position or we will terroize the region! If Serbia is to be split along racial lines then Republika Serbska should be also brought into play and annexed by Serbia proper. And then the whole mess begins again. Albanians, or a least those politicians who gain the most by continuing to whip their unemployed and economically disadvantaged electorate, should step aside and leave their 19th century century notions of nationalism behind. Federalism is the only answer in a modern nation.