Region: Tensions in Kosovo

Growing tensions in northern Kosovo and lack of progress on outstanding issues has made dialogue between Priština and Belgrade all the more necessary, Lamberto Zannier, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, said that inter-ethnic relations in northern Kosovo appear to be deteriorating.

“While overall the situation has remained stable during the reporting period, continuing incidents in northern Kosovo have highlighted the strong potential for instability there and the urgent need to address the issues that continue to create friction between the communities,” Zannier told the UN Security Council on November 12 2010, as he presented Ban’s latest report.

Zannier, as quoted by the UN News Service, said that that since the end of October, low-level inter-ethnic incidents have persisted and with them the danger of igniting widespread violence…

Read more at The Sofia Echo.

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