The daily press gives extensive coverage to the first day of the
Koha Ditore also quotes unnamed sources as saying that Pristina and
Most dailies, especially Koha Ditore, note that unlike the previous occasions, this time along neither Pristina nor
Zëri reports on the front page that the delegations from Pristina and
Zëri quotes the head of the Kosovo Delegation Lutfi Haziri as saying, “Pristina’s proposal for Mitrovica is one city with two sub-municipal units.”
Zëri also cites information broadcast by Reuters as saying that Serbian negotiators have asked for the partition of Mitrovica along the River Ibër. The same news agency also reported that Albanians are under pressure to give bigger municipal competencies to the Serbs in exchange for the state of Kosovo.
Express reports in the leading story that maps have been presented for the first time in the table of talks in
According to Express, the “dessert” [the term the paper uses to refer to Mitrovica] was left for Friday morning. “Mitrovica won’t be a special topic, but it clearly will be the most difficult part,” said a Kosovar official involved in the talks.
Express also notes that in the first days, both parties accused each other of misinterpreting the data from the census in 1981 and the data from 1991.
“There was nothing spectacular from the meeting, but Serbs seem to be really interested in minimising every possibility for an agreement,” said Enver Hoxhaj, member of the Pristina Delegation.
Both delegations, added Express, claim that their positions were close to those of the international community. However, Pristina and
An international official involved in the talks told Express that Pristina was making as less proposals as possible, whilst
Epoka e Re reports on the front page that talks in
The paper also says that
Kosova Sot reports in its leading story that Serbs want corridors of ethnic partition that leads toward the territorial division of Kosovo. “The Kosovar side has not proved to be generous. The meeting resumes today and there are slim chances for a rapprochement of positions,” adds the paper.
Kosova Sot quotes Dusan Batakovic, member of
“For us it is important that the northern part of Mitrovica joins the municipality of
Zvecan and to form a new municipality which would be called for example Zvecanska
Mitrovica”. According to Batakovic, “this would constitute no danger to the
Iliria Post starts its coverage on the
Lutfi Haziri: “The agenda of the international mediator Albert Rohan has foreseen to discuss the new Serb majority municipalities. I want to emphasize that there are other non-Serb minorities in Kosovo that represent their interests through the Kosovo Delegation. We have come to
All TVs’ reported about the round of talks in Vienna and RTK aired Lutfi Haziri saying that the criteria presented by Belgrade Team are unacceptable, whilst leader of the Belgrade delegation Dusan Batakovic has said that his team had come with the offer of creation of at least 17 Serb majority municipalities in Kosovo. Mr. Batakovic said that the proposal of his team states that Mitrovica north should join Zveçan.