Partition fears in Kosova

Several thousand protesters took to the streets of Pristina, Kosova’s capital, Dec. 2 to oppose the planned deployment of a European Union judicial mission that many Albanians fear will partition the country. The 2,000-strong mission would be deployed under a plan approved last week by the UN Security Council and accepted by Kosova’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. Critics say the mission violates Kosova’s sovereignty and fear that separate chains of command planned for Albanian and Serb police forces would entrench the country’s partition along ethnic lines. (NYT, Dec. 3)

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