Thursday, June 1, 2006

6th Round Score Nil-Nil

The sixth round of negotiations between Albanians and Serbs ended yesterday with no progress on economic issues such as privatization and social ownership.  Albanian negotiators want Serbia to pay individual and collective compensation back to the early 1990's for those dismissed for not being loyal to the republic from social enterprises.  Serbia again tried to put forth a "more than autonomy, less than independence" plan that was immediately rejected by Albanians. 
Today NATO announced that they were going to reopen a base in northern Kosovo.  Also on 31 May reports came out that UNHCR has a plan for Kosovo independence that includes what to do with the mass exodus of Serbs and other minorities from the area.