April 15, 2003

ERP KIM Newsletter 15-04-03

CONTENTS:

OUTLAWED ALBANIAN NATIONAL ARMY CLAIMS BRIDGE BLAST IN NORTHERN KOSOVO - ISLAM BERISHA AND HAMZA BEHRAMI SAID TO HAVE DIED A "MARTYR'S DEATH"

DRAWING THE LINE - SPECIAL ADVISOR OF THE NEW SERBIAN PREMIER ON BELGRADE'S POSITION TOWARDS KOSOVO

SERB DEPUTIES STAY IN INSTITUTIONS BUT WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN TRANSFER OF COMPETENCES - DJINDJIC'S STRATEGY WILL BE PURSUED

WORLD UNION ASSOCIATION OPPOSES KOSOVO PRIVATISATIONS

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ALBANIAN NATIONAL ARMY (ANA) CLAIMS BRIDGE BLAST IN NORTHERN KOSOVO - ISLAM BERISHA AND HAMZA BEHRAMI SAID TO HAVE DIED A "MARTYR'S DEATH"

In the statement, signed by "Colonel Ilir Kodra", ANA reaffirmed its responsibility for the mining of the railway bridge at Lozishte tė Mitrovicės (Mitrovacko Loziste) near Zvecan, on April 12 and gave aditional specific information on two of its members who died in this operation: "Two members of ANA (AKSH) died a martyr's death in the operation: Islam Berisha, known as "commander Lami" from Pristina and Hamza Behrami from Mitrovica", it is said in the statement

UNMIK police have dismissed the claims of ANA, saying there is no reliable evidence that the Albanian National Army had been responsible for mining the bridge. ANA does not exist as a military formation in Kosovo, says UNMIK police spokesman Barry Fletcher

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ERP KIM Info-Service
April 14, 2003

(AKSH.ORG - photo of Islam Berisha, ANA member who  blasted the bridge near Zvecan and reportedly died in the explosion)


PRISTINA -- Monday _ The outlawed Albanian National Army has claimed responsibility for the mining of a railway bridge near Zvecan in the predominantly Serb inhabited area of North Kosovo. In ANA'S statement published on its web-site (www.aksh.org) it is confirmed that "special units of its Adem Jasari Division had blown up the bridge which connects the occupied part of Kosovo with Belgrade". "Mitrovica is Albanian soil and we will not allow it to be occupied by Serbs any longer," it is said in the statement.

UNMIK police have immediately dismissed the claims of ANA, saying there is no reliable evidence that the Albanian National Army had been responsible for mining the bridge. UNMIK Police Spokesman Barry Fletcher said that only one unidentified body was found near the blasted bridge while ANA's statement mentions two of its members who died in the operation.

"We have found only one body and if ANA were involved in this incident we are calling them to say who that person was, so that we could inform the family", said Fletcher to the press today.

A response by ANA arrived the same day. In the new statement, signed by "Colonel Ilir Kodra", ANA reaffirmed its responsibility for the mining of the railway bridge at Lozishte tė Mitrovicės (Mitrovacko Loziste) near Zvecan, on April 12 and gave additional specific information on two of its members who died in this operation: "Two members of ANA (AKSH) died a martyr's death in the operation: Islam Berisha, known as "commander Lami" from Pristina and Hamza Behrami from Mitrovica".

The statement also says that Berisha was a high ranking ANA "officer" responsible for Mitrovica region. He was promoted to the new position on March 5, 2003 during a commemoration of Adem Jashari (one of the founders of KLA who was killed by Serbian police in Feb 1999).

ANA also announced a solemn funeral for her "slain heroes", which gives an additional level of reliability to their claim. If it were proved that Islam Berisha really died in the blast it will be very hard to deny any longer existence of this extremist organization which plans new actions, as it is said on their Web-Site.

UNMIK Police spokesman Barry Fletcher nevertheless remains confident that ANA does not exists as a military formation in Kosovo.

However, this position is quite contradictory to the text published by the Kosovo Albanian leading daily KOHA DITORE on April 9, 2003. In this article it is specifically said that the international prosecutor in Vitina accused two members of ANA (AKSH) from that area (Naser Azemin, Gazmend Zeqirin and Feriz Deliun). KOHA DITORE writes "that it was the first time that in the courts in Kosovo a charge was raised against ANA suspicious members. It was also the first time, KOHA DITORE continues, that the international officials affirmed  the existence and activity of ANA in Kosovo, although so far UNMIK police and KFOR representatives denied to have proof on ANA existence in Kosovo".

UNMIK police also denies that ANA stands behind "mysterious appearances" of armed and masked gunmen in the area of Decani and Pec where they even installed illegal check points and shot at the police patrol, which was confirmed in the police report on April 8, 2003. It was probably not by chance that two etnic Albanians were riddled with bullets today while traveling near Pec, in the area almost exclusively inhabited by ethnic Albanians.

The blasted bridge near Zvecan is of strategic importance for bringing supplies for the Serb population of North Mitrovica from central Serbia and is the most frequently used corridor which Kosovo Serbs from other enclaves use when they travel to Belgrade. That is why this attack, which is seen by Serbs as nothing but a terrorist act, is seriously threatening to cut the life-line so important for Mitrovica and Zvecan Serbs.

The police investigation is continuing while in the predominantly Serb inhabited North part of Kosovo fears grow that this terrorist attack may mark begining of a new armed conflict.

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(We are enclosing the original texts of the two ANA's statements /in Albanian/ as found on their Web-page, with information and names of its members who died in the operation)

AKSH MERRĖ PĖRSIPĖR HEDHJEN NĖ ERĖ TE URES HEKURUDHORE NE MITROVICĖN VERIORE

Mbrėmė nė mesnatėn e datės 12 prill 2003 nė vendin e quajtur Lozishte afėr Zveēanit nė Mitrovicė, nė pjesėn veriore tė Kosovės, forcat speciale tė Divizionit "Adem Jashari" kanė hedhur nė erė urėn metalike hekurudhore qė lidh kėtė pjesė tė okupuar shqiptare me Beogradin. Mitrovica ėshtė truall shqiptarė dhe ne nuk do tė lejojmė mė qė ajo tė mbahet ende e okupuar nga serbėt. AKSH ka vendosur qė t'i ndėrpresė tė gjitha lidhjet e trojeve shqiptare me Beogradin.
Njoftojmė me keqardhje dhe dhimbje tė thellė se nė kėtė aksion tė vėshtirė dhe tepėr sinjifaktiv, kanė mbetur tė vrarė ne krye tė detyrės dy luftėtarė tė lirisė tė AKSH.
Ka ardhur koha qė faktorėt relevant ndėrkombėtar, posaēėrisht ata qė veprojnė nė Kosovė, tė koregjojnė fajin e bėrė me dorėzimin misterioz tė  Mitrovicės Veriore nė duartė e pushtetit serb pikėrisht pas mbarimit tė luftės tė fituar nga ish-UĒK dhe aleatja e saj NATO. Ka ardhur koha qė t'u kthehen shqiptarėve 2500 hektar tokė tė Shqipėrisė Etnike tė cilat pushteti gjeoncidist i Serbisė ja "fali" pushtetit artificial tė IRJM. Ka ardhur koha qė faktorėt relevant nderkombėtar tė dėgjojnė zėrin e arsyes se shqiptarėt, nė trojet e tyre etnike shekullore, janė tė vendosur dhe te gatshėm tė bėjnė ēdo sakrifice pėr ribashkimin e kombit tė tyre nė njė shtet tė vetėm nė Ballkan

Zėdhėnėsi i Shtabit tė Divizionit "Adem Jashari"
Kolonel Ilir Duraku

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FRONTI PĖR BASHKIM KOMBĖTAR SHQIPTAR
ARMATA KOMBĖTARE SHQIPTARE
Prishtinė,14 prill 200
NJOHTIM PUBLIK
NE KRYE TĖ DETYRĖS KANĖ RĖNĖ ISLAM BERISHA, KOMANDANT LAMI
DHE HAMZĖ BEHRAMI !

- Me kėrkesė tė faktorėve ndėrkombėtarė ushtarak, tė KFOR-it nė Kosovė, pėr tė sqaruar diē mė shumė nė lidhje me rastin e shpėrthimit mbi Urėn hekurudhore nė Lozishtė, SHP i AKSH-sė pėrgjigjet me pėrgjegjėsi tė lartė duke respektuar kėta faktorė, ndonėse pa e kompletuar akoma informacionin e plotė, si me poshte vijon:
- Nė mesnatėn e datės 12 prill 2003 nė vendin e quajtur Lozishte tė Mitrovicės, nė pjesėn veriore tė Kosovės, mbi urėn hekurudhore ranė dėshmorė nė krye tė detyrės sė shenjtė Islam Berisha nga Prishtina, epror i SHP tė AKSH-sė, njohur si Komandant LAMI (pjesėtar i UĒK-sė, UĒPMB-sė dhe UĒKombėtare), dhe Hamzė Behrami nga Mitrovica, (ish luftėtar i UĒK-sė), tani udhėheqės i Kompanisė sė Gjenios (Inxhinjerike)prane SHP te AKSH-se pėr Zonėn e Mitrovicės.
- Hetimet po zhvillohen edhe nga Shėrbimi Inteligjent i Armates Kombetare Shqiptare.Gjithashtu, shfrytėzojmė rastin tė bėjmė transparente edhe njė gjė shumė tė
turbulluar e tė pėrfolur nga mediat nė Kosovė rreth vendosjes sė Kurorės me mbishkrim tė SHP tė AKSH-sė mbi varrin e Komandantit Legjendar Adem Jashari,
i shpallur me vendim te Sekretariatit Vendimmarres te Kryesise Qėndrore te FRONTIT PER BASHKIM KOMBETAR SHIPTAR edhe si Komandant Nderi i AKSH-sė, si me poshte vijon:
- Mė 5 Mars 2003, mbi varrin e komandantit Legjendar Adem Jasharit, kurorėn nė emėr tė SHTABIT TE PĖRGJITHSHEM tė ARMATĖS KOMBETARE SHQIPTARE (AKSH), me nderime ushtarake e kavendosur vetė Islam Berisha, Komandant LAMI, sė bashku e dy bashkėpunėtorėt mė tė afėrt tė tij.
- Shėrbimi Inteligjent i AKSH-sė, duke parė tė nevojshme dhe tė domosdoshme pėr opinionin dhe familjet, si edhe pėr organet e sigurisė ėshtė detyruar tė shpejtojė me kėtė informacion tė shkurtėr pėr tė plotėsuar detaje tjera dhe pėr tė nxjerrė nė pah veprimtarinė patriotike tė Komandant Lamit dhe ushtarakut Hamzė Behramit peres nje informacioni tė ardhshėm, qe do tė publikohet shumė shpejt.
 
ARMATA KOMBĖTARE SHQIPTARE i bėn thirrje tė gjithė popullit shqiptar qė me rastin e varrimit tė dy deshmoreve me te rinje te kombit, tė marrė pjesė nė mėnyrė dinjitoze dhe nė mėnyrė madhėshtore sepse ėshtė koha tė pranohet realiteti  ri, se ARMATA KOMBĖTARE SHQIPTARE (AKSH) ėshtė ekziston kudo nė trojet shqiptare, ku bukes i thuhet bukė dhe ujit-uj, si dhe AKSH i mbron dhe do te vazhdon qe edhe ne te ardhmen qė t'i mbroje interesat shqiptare tė garantuara edhe sipas konventave ndėrkombėtare pėr tė drejtat e njeriut dhe tė popujve duke qenė gjithmonė kundėr ēdo akti terrorist dhe duke vepruar si njė ushtri e rregullt dhe ēlirimtare.
SHTABI I PĖRGJITHSHEM i AKSH-sė shpreh ngushėllimet dhe dhembjet mė tė thella pėr familjet Berisha nga Gollapi i Prishtinės  dhe Behrami nga Mitrovica, dhe betohet nė emrat dhe veprat e tyre se, rėnia e tyre do tė jetė njė detyrim edhe mė i madh pėr tė bėrė Shqipėrinė tė Ribashkuar dhe pėr tė ēuar kėshtu nė vend amanetin e tė gjithė dėshmoreve tė betuar dhe tė rėnė pėr ēlirim e ribashkim kombėtar.

Pėr Zyrėn e Informimit te SHP tė AKSH-sė,
Kolonel ILIR KODRA


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DRAWING THE LINE - SPECIAL ADVISOR OF THE NEW SERBIAN PREMIER ON BELGRADE'S POSITION TOWARDS KOSOVO
Displaced persons are not returning to Kosmet (Kosovo and Metohija), there is no freedom of movement or multiethnic institutions

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Politika Daily, Belgrade
April 14, 2003

Branko Radujko, advisor on Kosmet to the Serbian premier


INTERVIEW

By Stana Ristic

(photo Politika: Branko Radujko, advisor on Kosovo-Metohija to the Serbian premier)

Soon, on June 10 to be precise, it will be the four year anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council 1244. How is this resolution being implemented in practice? Where is Kosovo and Metohija heading: toward the realization of substantial autonomy within the framework of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, i.e., the union of Serbia and Montenegro, as written in the Resolution 1244 or is it "sliding" toward an independent Kosovo?

The answers to these questions can only be found in a comprehensive analysis of the implementation of Resolution 1244. It would be good to draw the line, to establish what in Resolution 1244 has been fulfilled and what has not, and to establish why the provisions of this document are not being realized in an adequate manner by those who are responsible for doing so.

Despite the fact that four years have passed since the arrival of peacekeeping forces (KFOR and UNMIK), security in Kosmet [Kosovo and Metohija] for members of the Serb national community and other non-Albanians has still not been created. They do not have freedom of movement. Furthermore, even though the right to return is given priority in Resolution 1244 as well as in other official documents, during the last four years only two percent of displaced Serbs and non-Albanians have returned to Kosmet.

On the other hand, as part of the implementation of Resolution 1244, provisional institutions of self-government have been created in Kosmet which in essence are not multiethnic but are practically monoethnic and Albanian. It is on these provisional institutions that the special representative of the UN Secretary General, Michael Steiner, has decided to transfer additional authorities and powers. This is a sure path toward a monoethnic Kosmet, which would not be democratic because this process is in violation of democratic principles, as well as of human and collective rights of members of non-Albanian national communities. If this process is not halted, it is possible that the southern Serbian province will "slide" into an independent Kosovo instead of creating substantial autonomy in Kosovo as proscribed by Resolution 1244.

These are the points emphasized by Branko Radujko, advisor on Kosmet to the Serbian prime minister, during an interview for "Politika".

Negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina have been announced. Is there any hope that they will be held and when would they begin?

"Talks were announced, not negotiations. As a reminder, on March 3 Michael Steiner sent a letter with an invitation for talks to late premier Dr. Zoran Djindjic and Dr. Nebojsa Covic, the chairman of the Coordinating Center for Kosmet. It was proposed that talks include transportation, transport documents, identification documents, problems in Elektroprivreda Kosovo and other so-called technical issues. The Coordinating Center immediately sent a letter to Michael Steiner with the request to talk about key and substantial issues as well, including returns, security, freedom of movement and decentralization in Kosmet. However, the answer to this letter has not arrived to this very day," says Branko Radujko.

STEINER'S MOVES

Has the Serbian Government done anything in the meanwhile?

Yes, it has. As a reminder, it formed a delegation headed by Gordana Matkovic, the minister for social issues. The delegation included five other ministers and deputy ministers from various departments, as well as six members of the Coordinating Committee for Kosmet. Michael Steiner was advised of this. However, to this day he has not sent a list with the names of the members of the delegation from Pristina, who should be representatives of UNMIK and provisional institutions of self-government in Kosmet.

Michael Steiner has stated that talks have not begun because of the assassination of premier Zoran Djindjic?

That's not true. The assassination of premier Djindjic is a tragedy and a great loss for us. However, the Serbian Government is still functioning and the state of Serbia continues to exist.

What is the real reason for delaying talks?

Michael Steiner suddenly and without consulting with the Serb side started the initiative to transfer additional authorities and powers to the provisional institutions of self-government in Kosmet. This initiative in itself has modified the circumstances under which talks between Belgrade and Pristina would take place. And the very act of transferring additional powers to the almost entirely monoethnic provisional institutions would completely change the situation in Kosmet, already so full of problems.

The UN special representative recently visited Belgrade. Did the issue of talks between Belgrade and Pristina come up?

No. The main topic was the transfer of authorities. Michael Steiner asked the Belgrade government to put pressure on the Serbs in Kosmet to participate in the work of the Council for Transfer of Authorities, as well as in the process against their interests. It's understood that the Serbian Government does not want and does not intent to apply this kind of pressure.

How did Michael Steiner comment on this?

He said he did not dare return to Pristina without securing transfer of additional authorities. We do not know if Steiner said this because he is afraid, uncertain or biased, only that his words seem almost tragic.

FUTILE DREAMS

Tragic is a strong choice of words!

I said almost tragic. And it is almost tragic that Michael Steiner fails to react (or does not dare to do so) while Kosovo premier Bajram Rexhepi polemizes with the highest representatives of the Council of Europe and berates the Hague tribunal, an institution founded by the United Nations, also responsible for the protectorate in Kosmet.

How do you comment on Bajram Rexhepi's demand that the Kosovo Protection Corps be transformed into the armed forces of Kosovo?

Michael Steiner is here to implement Resolution 1244 where there is not one word of mention of the KPC, let alone the armed forces of Kosovo. I don't know who in the world would support such a demand. I hope that this proposal will remain one of Bajram Rexhepi's futile dreams.

What is your opinion of Rexhepi's demand to transfer foreign policy authority to them?

Mildly put, it's nonsense. There's no hint of it in Resolution 1244. As well, section eight of the constitutional framework for local self-government in Kosovo specifically states that this authority is reserved for the UN special representatives and that he cannot transfer it to the provisional institutions of self-government.

What happened with the announcement that the Serbian Government would address the UN with regard to the transfer of additional authorities?

I am convinced that this will happen very soon. If not the Serbian Government, then the Council of Ministers of the union of Serbia and Montenegro will ask the UN to assess not only this "paper" by Steiner but the entire (non-)implementation of Resolution 1244.

Serbia and Montenegro has become a member of the Council of Europe. Teams of CE experts are preparing a decentralization program for Kosmet. Can our country encourage the speeding up of this process?

We hope that it can. It is extremely important that decentralization be implemented in Kosmet because it is the essential prerequisite for the democratization of relations and the realization of human as well as collective rights of non-Albanian communities in Kosmet.

What would you like to say in conclusion?

"I think that we have established trust between the Serbs in Kosmet and the Belgrade government, which is of exceptional importance. This should be nurtured. It is also essential for the Serbs in Kosmet to establish a consensus with respect to their minimal common interests and common representation. Unity and action can be of considerable benefit," says Branko Radujko.

BELGRADE DECLARATION AND KOSMET

The leaders of Balkan countries adopted the Belgrade declaration at a recently held summit meeting in Belgrade. The basic message of the document emphasizes the need for stability, democracy and prosperity in the region of southeastern Europe. In order to achieve stability, support is expressed for the unchangeability of borders. Branko Radujko says that this indirectly applies to Kosmet and Resolution 1244, which foresees that Kosmet will stay a part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, i.e., the union of Serbia and Montenegro.

COVIC SHOULD NOT RESIGN

Commenting on the announcement of Dr. Nebojsa Covic that he will resign from the position of chairman of the Coordinating Center for Kosmet, Branko Radujko said that it is easy to understand Dr. Covic's weariness because the problems in Kosmet are difficult and require enormous engagement and effort. However, Dr. Covic's achievements in southern Serbia and Kosmet should not be forgotten. "He is very familiar with the problems of southern Serbia and Kosmet. He is respected at home and abroad. It would probably be desirable to reinforce Dr. Covic's team in order to remove some of the burden but to have him remain as the head of the Coordinating Center for Kosmet," believes Radujko.

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SERB DEPUTIES STAY IN INSTITUTIONS BUT WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS OF TRANFER OF COMPETENCES
The Governent demonstrated its readiness to help Kosovo Serbs in resolving of the Kosovo problem and reaffirmed that the strategy of the late premier Djindjic will be pursued.

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RADIO YU, KIM RADIO, TVNS
April 14, 2003

(photo: Vice-premier Covic with Dragisa Kstovic, Gojko Savic and Oliver Ivanovic)

Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic and Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic had talks in Belgrade with the leadership of the Serb RETURN coalition on the political situation in Kosovo-Metohija. The collocutors assessed that the process of the transfer of competences from UNMIK to provisional institutions of self-government in the Province, as proposed by UNMIK head Michael Steiner, is not acceptable and is additionally complicating the situation in Kosmet and the region. Support was voiced to the stand of the Coordination Centre of Kosovo-Metohija that dialogue on all the important issues should be held through the High Working Group, as established in the joint document of UNMIK and state representatives.

The Chief of the Serbian Coalition POVRATAK Dragisa Krstovic said for KIM Radio that today's discussion in Belgrade were held in a constructive atmosphere. The Governent demonstrated its readiness to help Kosovo Serbs in resolving of the Kosovo problem and reafirmed that the strategy of the late premier Djindjic will be pursued.

"We decided together that we would not leave Kosovo institutions", said Krstovic. He also said that it was agreed that Serb deputies will not take part in the work of the Council for transfer of competences from UNMIK to Kosovo Institutions.

Beside premier Zivkovic and the vice-premier Covic, POVRATAK Coalition memberw sere received by the Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic. "Mr. Svilanovic pointed out importance of preserving the common interest which can be achieved by the unity of all Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija", said Krstovic.

"Povratak" Coalition Representatives Met Covic And Svilanovic

Belgrade, 14 Apr (RTS-NS) - The "Povratak" coalition representatives have talked today in Belgrade with Nebojsa Covic, the president of the Coordination center for Kosovo and Metohija, and Goran Svilanovic, the S-M minister of Foreign Affairs over TOA on to the Kosovo institutions.

"We think that in addition with the TOA, there will be a deep lack in trust, which means that these institutions wouldn't be multiethnic, and their work wouldn_t be democratic. In principle, we are not against the TOA which must to happen eventually, but until then, some standards must be fulfilled, and political and expert level of the institutions should be high ranked. For now, without the "Povratak" coalition and without protecting the Serbian union by all brutal minimizations, we can_t hold TOA," said Oliver Ivanovic from "Povratak" coalition


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WORLD UNION ASSOCIATION OPPOSES KOSOVO PRIVATISATIONS

Around 400 society companies in Kosovo cannot go up for tender until exiled Serbian and Montenegrin workers of those companies are permitted to return

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Vecernje novosti
April14, 2003


BELGRADE -- Monday _ The World Association of Union Workers has requested that UNMIK and the Kosovo Assembly halt their announced plans to privatise kosovo.netpanies.

Arguing that privatisations should not go ahead until Serbian and Montenegrin workers are allowed to return, a letter from the world body to the Kosovo authorities said:
"Around 400 society companies in Kosovo cannot go up for tender until exiled Serbian and Montenegrin workers of those companies are permitted to return".

"Nobody but the state has the right to sell companies as their own, so UNMIK, KFOR and the Kosovo Assembly must halt their announced privatisations of the province_s collective companies."

The World Association of Union Workers, with over a 130 million members worldwide, have announced that they will be sending a delegation to Kosovo next week.

PRESS REPORT BY RADIO YUGOSLAVIA:

Under the title THE WORLD SYNDICATE ASSOCIATION WARNED UNMIK AND THE KOSOVO GOVERNMENT, the VECERNJE NOVOSTI daily writes that about 50 thousand Serb and Montenegrian workers, who remained jobless in the southern Serbian province, are not paid salaries. The World Syndicate Association, with 130 million members, requested that Serbia's money does not reach Albanians' hands. About 400 socially owned firms in Kosovo-Metohija couldn't be put at tender until the return of the expelled Serb and Montenegrian workers, who worked there. No one except the state has the right to sell "the property of others like being its own", and therefore UNMIK, KFOR and the Kosovo Government have to stop the announced privatization of enterprises in the Province.

The UNMIK decision on privatization legalizes the usurpation of Serbian enterprises in Kosmet, where 16 firms have been commercialized until now - PROGRES from Prizren, SAR in Djeneral Jankovic, PIVARA in Pec and others, with about 5 thousand Albanian employees, but not a single Serb or a Montenegrian. Serbia participated in the Fund for Underdeveloped and Kosmet with over 60 percent of the totally invested funds. Four years ago, over 75 public and socially owned firms were delivered to the UNMIK administration for management. At the same time, during the bombing, the state suffered the damage of nearly 30 billion dollars, because of Albanians. A growing number of Kosmet economists, Serbs, Montenegrians as well as Bosniaks, Turks and Gorans, are convinced that the announced privatization is a product of Steiner's haste due to his promise to the Albanians. If Mr. Steiner says that it is early to decide on the final status of Kosovo, and he transfers some competences onto the provincial provisional institutions, then it is not early to start establishing what belongs to whom in this Province - says Arif Salja, a Goran and economists from Prizren, writes the VECERNJE NOVOSTI daily.


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