Sunday, June 12, 2011

Multi-ethnic Kosovo is fairy tale, interior minister claims

BELGRADE -- Neither Serbs nor Albanians decide about Kosovo, but the most powerful countries instead, Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dačić has said.

Ivica Dačić (Tanjug, file)
Ivica Dačić (Tanjug, file)

He added that a fairy tale about multi-ethnic Kosovo should be forgotten.

The interior minster explained that it was clear to everyone that the Greater Albania project was at work here.

“Maybe not straight away, but Kosovo is not Monaco or San Marino – a small state, tourist heaven, so it can survive on its own. That’s why we should have talked to Albania. That way we would have avoided the Kosovo recognition process,” Dačić explained.

He says that the fact that school textbooks for Kosovo and Albania are printed together and contain ideas of joint protection of borders, shows that he is right.

The minister stressed that all this was his personal political position “even though they are telling him that he has violated state policy and that he is a traitor”.

“On the other hand, when the negotiations were stuck somewhere Kosovo team chief Edita Tahiri told (Belgrade team head) Borko Stefanović that he was having coffee with Ivica Dačić too often. I’m a traitor to some and a great-Serbian extremist to others. But I’m only realistic,” the minister concluded.

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