Saturday, November 12, 2005

Albania calls for Kosovo independence

Tirana-Albanian lawmakers have drafted on Friday a resolution calling for Kosovo unconditional independence and final split from Serbia and Montenegro union, making Albania the first Balkan country to express formally its position on the future of UN administrated province.



Members of the Committee of Foreign Affaires of Albanian parliament agreed today on the resolution proposal, following a debate between the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and Socialist Party (PS) from the opposition on the type of the independence Kosovo should have.




The move comes following strong critics by PS on latest position of the government led by Sali Berisha which since it came in power some 8 weeks ago, was advocating ‘conditional independence’.




But the socialists which during their 8 years of ruling officially copied the unclear position of the western powers on the future of Kosovo, by supporting ‘ any solution agreed” between Kosovo and Serbia’s authorities, are now openly supporting full independence of neighbouring Kosovo.




The draft-resolution agreed yesterday, which also calls on respect of Kosovo minority rights, is expected to be adopted at Monday’s session of the parliament. RTK

1 comment:

Krasniqi said...

To the owner of the blogg, by
DTT-NET.COM editor

Dear balkanupdate;
you have republished the story without our consent.

the RTK story which you mentioned as the source has only 5 lines:
Kuvendi i Shqipërisë miratoi rezolutën për Kosovën Aktuale

Kuvendi i Shqipërisë miratoi sot një rezolutë për Kosovën, në të cilën kërkohet që nga bisedimet për statusin e Kosovës, që fillojnë këtë muaj, të përcaktohet pavarësia e saj.


Rezoluta u hartua në bashkëpunim mes pozitës dhe opozitës


RTK 12/11/2005 11:43:35



né Shqip: Keni ripublikuar shkrimin pa lejen toné.
artikulli i RTK-sé ka vetém pesé rreshtat e mé larté shkruar.

the original story is:
Albania’s parliament calls for Kosovo independence
11/11/2005


(Tirana, DTT-NET.COM)-Albanian lawmakers have drafted on Friday a resolution calling for Kosovo unconditional independence and final split from Serbia and Montenegro union, making Albania the first Balkan country to express formally its position on the future of UN administrated province.



Members of the Committee of Foreign Affaires of Albanian parliament agreed today on the resolution proposal, following a debate between the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and Socialist Party (PS) from the opposition on the type of the independence Kosovo should have.




The move comes following strong critics by PS on latest position of the government led by Sali Berisha which since it came in power some 8 weeks ago, was advocating ‘conditional independence’.




But the socialists which during their 8 years of ruling officially copied the unclear position of the western powers on the future of Kosovo, by supporting ‘ any solution agreed” between Kosovo and Serbia’s authorities, are now openly supporting full independence of neighbouring Kosovo.




The draft-resolution agreed today which also calls on respect of Kosovo minority rights is expected to be adopted at Monday’s session of the parliament.




Kosovo is legally part of Serbia and Montenegro union and is ruled by UN Mission (UNMIK) since the 1998-1999 war ended, when NATO drove out Serbian forces ending the crackdown on Ethnic Albanians by then-led Serbian regime by Slobodan Milosevic.



Kosovo Albanians who represent some 90 percent of 2 million population want independence, but Serbia is rejecting it categorically offering a form of higher degree of autonomy inside Serbia and Montenegro union.








UN sponsored talks between Kosovo and Serbia’s authorities are to begin later this month.
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