Serbia has requested another round of negotiations with Kosovo to determine the final status. Kosovo has outright rejected holding any further talks and is still planning on a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI is the new acronym, I guess people got tired of trying to say the entire phrase). Serbia's PM Kostunica also issued a warning to Kosovo Albanians against an "illegal" independence move and offered to host the next negotiations in Belgrade.
MTCowgirl's Interesting News Articles
- Kosovo: a divided land where hatred is passed down the generations, Times Online takes a look at the continued ethnic tensions between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo.
- Independence Jitters Grip Kosovo (makes me wonder if anyone will get cold feet?!)
- Partition Kosovo, Telegraph features an editorial that argues for partition of Kosovo, an option that most independence-backers say is not going to be considered (but sometimes I wonder if Kosovo's independence isn't a bit like partitioning part of Serbia...so basically what's the difference?!)
- Pope hopes for secure peace in Kosovo
- Russia issues new warning on Kosovo citing a "slippery slope" to instability
- NATO pledges to stay in Kosovo and maintain troop levels
- EU negotiator slams Serbia for strong rhetoric on Kosovo
- Troika report given to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, Security Council expected to discuss on 19 December
- del Ponte loses hope of capture of Mladic due to Kosovo independence