Saturday, March 11, 2006

Kosovo independence 'almost inevitable': Straw


11th MAR 2006 09:51 hrs IST

Salzburg: British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that Kosovo's movement towards independence is "almost inevitable," and said Serbia may have to accept that reality. The comments were among the strongest indications yet of backing for independence for the majority ethnic Albanian Serb province, currently the subject of final status talks."There is a reality which I'm afraid the Serbian population in the end may well have to accept which is that a big majority of people in Kosovo are likely to be in support of independence," he said yesterday at talks among EU foreign ministers. "Everybody accepts that the pre-1999 situation is unsustainable as a basis for the future......(continued)......


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