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Kosovo Talks Resume In Brussels

The chief Serb negotiator on Kosovo, Borislav Stefanovic (file photo)The chief Serb negotiator on Kosovo, Borislav Stefanovic (file photo)
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The chief Serb negotiator on Kosovo, Borislav Stefanovic (file photo)
The chief Serb negotiator on Kosovo, Borislav Stefanovic (file photo)
Representatives of Serbia and Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership have resumed European Union-mediated talks in Brussels.

Serbian chief negotiator Borislav Stefanovic said on February 22 that both sides expect the talks to resolve the sensitive issue of how Kosovo should be represented internationally.

Also to be discussed will be the question of joint management of Kosovo's northern border with Serbia, where ethnic Serbs have repeatedly clashed with NATO peacekeepers.

Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence.

But the EU has called for better ties between Serbia and the Kosovar ethnic Albanian leadership as a condition for Serbia's gaining EU membership candidate status.

The EU is expected to decide on Serbia's candidacy at a summit next week.

Kosovo's independence has been recognized by 88 countries, including most EU member states.
With AP and AFP reporting
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by: Boris from: Germersheim
February 22, 2012 13:59
Fella in the picture favors Mel Gibson a bit, eh? Same mentality too.

by: Tomaz from: Tamsweg
February 22, 2012 14:59
Serbs need to let kosovo go. If they wanted it so bad they should have fought harder for it. Instead the Serb army folded after a light NATO bombing campaign.
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by: vn from: Belgrade
February 22, 2012 18:12
To: Tomaz

The "army and military talk" is not the only way to win something. It's usually the way to kill and lose people. The Serbs who have died for Kosovo, with Albania next door to Serbia, will not be forgotten. If you consider the NATO bombing campaign in 1999 to be a light one, I'm afraid you're greatly mistaken. There hasn't been invented yet a memory chip able to memorize all the evil committed against the Serbs and their lands in the past twenty years.

You all keep referring to the Yugoslav Army as to the Serb Army. The Yugoslav Army (even the one of the rump state of the FR of Yugoslavia, which the NATO bombed) consisted of troops from all its members and they were of all nationalities: the Serbs, Croats, Muslims, Montenegrians, Albanians, Hungarians, Russinians, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Romanians ...

Anyway, thank you for the advice. The Serbs will fight harder ... but in their own way ... and they shall win ...
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by: Tomaz from: Tamsweg
February 22, 2012 20:11
vn,

The Serb army I was referring to is/was the one that committed all the atrocities in Kosovo i.e. the one consisting of Serbs, Montenegrins, Serbian paramilitary thugs, Red Star hooligans etc.

Don't believe it consisted of any Croats, Muslims, Albanians, Hungarians, Russians, Slovaks, Bulgarians, or Romanians.

When faced will real opposition the Serb army folded like a deck chair.
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by: SerbNik from: Serbia
February 23, 2012 17:51
Tomaz, what a load of lies. YNA has badly beaten all it's enemies in all the wars, even NATO,the only reason the YNA has surrendered to NATO is 'coz NATO started bombing civilians, openly and genocidaly. The atrocities commited by the JNA are nothing compared to teh ones commited by KLA (albanians) on Serbs as well as all other non-albanians!
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by: brian
February 22, 2012 18:33
you are generally correct but I would put the focus on the fact Serbia didn't do anything when Kosovo declared independence! Tadic didn't do anything to oppose it and is not doing anything to oppose it! He is even talking to the independence declarerers and is trying to find a way for them to be in conferences!!! Tadic is behaving pro independence!
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by: vn from: Belgrade
February 23, 2012 07:14
To: brian

If by "Tadic didn't do anything to oppose it" you mean that he didn't use the army, you're correct. That's a positive aspect of his policy - to keep people alive and avoid any military involvement. We've had enough of that.

The downturn in the politics during the past twelve years is the unfortunate fact that the Serbs have had all the trump cards in their hands, and have lost a great deal.

The evolution of the Albanians living in Kosovo is still lagging behind. Now they have gone back all the way to the Stone Age. All in all it's a tragic comedy, except that it's going on live.

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