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Kosovo Premier Warns Against Independence Delay


http://gdb.rferl.org/A5355F36-F3BF-40F6-8D2C-EE0C38FD9A5F_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/A5355F36-F3BF-40F6-8D2C-EE0C38FD9A5F_mw800_mh600.jpg Agim Ceku (file photo) (epa) November 20, 2006 -- The prime minister of the Serbian province of Kosovo, Agim Ceku, says that a further delay of Kosovo's independence will only hold up reform across the Balkans.


Western powers and Russia decided this month to push back a decision on Kosovo's status, due this year, until after a Serbian parliamentary election in January.


Ceku wrote in "The Wall Street Journal" today that the UN-run province is entering another period of stagnation, delay, and uncertainty, while the Balkans are finally turning the corner.


(Reuters)

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