October 1, 2007


Momentum seems to build for an independent Kosovo (Nicholas Wood, October 1, 2007, International Herald Tribune)

Expectations here for an independent Kosovo, often dashed in the past, are on the rise again, as the world powers that will help determine the province's fate are again pushing to separate it completely from Serbia despite continued resistance from the Serbs and their allies, the Russians.

There is a sense of growing momentum as European and American officials make preparations to set up a mission, led by the European Union, that would oversee the establishment and running of an independent state under a plan set forth in April by a United Nations mediator.

Buildings have been leased and civil servants recruited for the mission, and an American deputy head of mission is already in place.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 1, 2007 11:05 PM
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