03 Dec 10

Kosovo Press Review - December 3, 2010

Wikileaks reveals that Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi did not support Kosovo’s independence due to his close relation with Russian PM Vladimir Putin. EU Special Representative Pieter Feith says Kosovo needs clean government after elections. US Ambassador Christopher Dell encourages people in the north of Kosovo to take part in elections.

Petrit Collaku


Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi did not support Kosovo independence. His close personal relationship with Russian PM Vladimir Putin, accounts for what the daily calls his strange stance. The cable revealed by Wikileaks came from the US Embassy in Rome. 


The EU Special Representative in Kosovo, EUSR, Pieter Feith, said that Kosovo needs a clean government after the December 12 elections and has many challenges ahead. He expects talks between Kosovo and Serbia to start after elections. He made his comments during a speech to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. 


The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Christopher Dell expressed his hope that general elections would be hold in the north of Kosovo. He made his comments during a meeting with head of Central Election Commission, CEC. 

Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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