Thursday, November 03, 2005

Slovenian President reveals details about his Kosovo proposal

Drnovsek reveals details from proposal for solution to Kosovo issue.
Kosovo daily Epoka e Re reports that Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek sent a letter
yesterday to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Contact Group representatives and to
EU High Representative Javier Solana revealing details from his proposal for solving the
issue of Kosovo.

According to Drnovsek, the key issue in resolving the issue is the Serb minority,
“which needs security and a certain level of autonomy”. The Slovenian President also
suggested an extraterritorial status for religious, cultural and historic sites in Kosovo.
The extra-territories, which according to Drnovsek would be the monasteries in
Decan, Gracanica, Peja, Prizren and Mitrovica, should be under the jurisdiction of
Serbia and be under Serbian laws. International forces would handle the security of
these sites.

Lajm also reports on the letter of the Slovenian President and adds that the latter has
also proposed a new policy of return of Serb IDPs and the financing of the process of
returns by the international community.
Lajm recalls that on 20th October this year Drnovsek announced his proposal for the
issue of Kosovo, in which he proposed the transfer of all competencies to Kosovo
institutions within an 18-month period and the winning of full independence after five

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