Wednesday, July 19, 2006

7th Round of Talks...Still No Consensus

The latest round of talks ended today again with no results on protection of religious and cultural heritage or decentralization.  Next Monday, there will be more talks with the hopes that the talks will progress from a technical level to one of politics. The negotiation teams again failed to agree on the number of Serbian municipalities.  Belgrade is pushing for 12 while Kosovo officials want only five.  Belgrade has stated that seven of the municipalities are non-negotiable whereas five can be compromised upon.