Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Kosovo Ministers Fail to Submit Reports

More than half of Kosovo government ministers have failed to submit the property status reports as required by law.  The lawmakers have four more days to comply with the extended deadline before they are publicly identified and face a 20% reduction in their salaries.

Only 4 of the 15 members of the Security Council voted to support Ahtisaari's proposal in the first round of talks on the future status.  Senior Chinese and Russian diplomats are expected to visit Serbia next week to discuss the proposal.  Serbian President, Boris Tadic, has stated that Serbia will never accept an independent Kosovo and that exchanging Kosovo for entrance into the EU is unacceptable.