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Jessen-Petersen sagde bl.a: As you know [...], during his first visit here to the region, in Kosovo Mr. Ahtisaari’s team will meet with the team led by President Rugova – the Team of Unity – and I trust that by now Dr. Rugova’s team is well prepared. They will be prepared already in the first meeting to answer Mr. Ahtisaari’s questions on how they propose, how they intend to realize the aspirations as they were expressed in the platform that the Assembly gave the Team the other day.
Mr. Ahtisaari would be very keen to hear how the Team proposes to achieve its declared goals. It is also good that the Team last Friday decided to establish a consultative council for the minorities. I have constantly urged the Team to reach out to and to involve the minorities in this process and I expect also that the Team, as it moves forward, to reach out to civil society, including the women leaders. I do not know how long this process will last and evidently, I do not know what the outcome will be. However, I know that the better, the stronger the PISG moves forward on Standards implementation, on decentralization and in general on minority issues, the shorter the process will be and the more sure the outcome will be.
[...] You all know by now that Mr. Ahtisaari will start his mission in Kosovo. Later in the week, he will move on to Belgrade and then, after Belgrade, he will make quick stops in Montenegro, Albania and [The former Yugoslavia Republic of] Macedonia. By that, he is already clearly showing that he expects to decide on the status of Kosovo in its proper regional context.
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SRSG Jessen-Petersen [på spm om security]: The change I expect in the overall situation would be as a result of the PISG’s continued, I would even say stronger focus on Standards implementation and on decentralization, in particular. In other words, I expect the situation in areas where we know that there is still scope for a lot of progress; I expect the situation to improve over the next several months. I have already said it is extremely important that it does improve because it will impact on the timing of the status process and also on the outcome. As to the security situation right now it is, as you all know, relatively stable. There have been incidents, but it is relatively stable. We do know that there are crazy people out there on all sides. There are crazy people who believe that they can accelerate the status decision through violence. In fact it would have the opposite effect. And there are those who believe that they can block or delay the way forward by provoking violence. They are wrong and they will not be rewarded. But, we know that there will be provocations. We know that there are crazy people out there. I can only say that KFOR, UNMIK and the Kosovo Police Service are involved in an almost daily analysis of the security threats and we are well equipped to respond to any provocation as we have demonstrated over the last 18 months. There has not been any major violence. Whenever there has been an incident, we have addressed it immediately because we cannot allow it to escalate and we will not allow that to escalate. I don’t expect it to escalate. When I say provocation from all sides, I certainly also realize that and we’re aware of the fact that there might be those who would wish to provoke violence in the north on all sides in pursuing their various goals. It is obvious as we analyze the security threats we are of course looking particularly also at the situation in the north.
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SRSG Jessen-Petersen: If you would read all the principles that have now been established, then there are more indications of the direction in which this is moving. However, what is clear is that Kosovo cannot be partitioned and Kosovo cannot link up in any kind of union with neighbouring States. That in itself are two principles that I trust, I am convinced, will stay there as the status envoy moves forward. I don’t think I will offer any answer to your next question. You read all the guiding principles, add them together and then you may get an idea.
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SRSG Jessen-Petersen: I personally think that we need clarity on status to clear the minds of people. It is a fact that Kosovo Albanians are very worried about a return to the past and it is a fact that the Kosovo Serbs are very worried about the future. Clarifying status will clear minds and I believe will open up for the kind of progress that we need to see. We are getting very little movement from the Kosovo Albanians on decentralization because the concern is that decentralization is a cover for the division of Kosovo. And, we are getting very little cooperation from the Kosovo Serbs because they have been told by Belgrade not to engage and also, they are worried to engage at this stage where they do not know what the future will be. It is only by clarifying the future that you can really address that fear on both sides. The moment that is clear, we will see a much stronger engagement, both on the part of the Kosovo Albanians in creating the real decentralization; the kind of decentralization that the minorities would need to feel assured. I also have to say that many of the Kosovo Serbs with clarity on status would take a decision that their future lies here. I certainly hope, believe that it does. It is very important and with such to start engaging in working together. I believe that only status can overcome those fears that are right now holding both those communities back.
An IMF mission visited Tirana during November 7-21, 2005, to conduct discussions on a new 3-year arrangement. The mission reached understanding with the authorities on economic policies for 2006–08 necessary to maintain macroeconomic stability, enhance growth potential, reduce vulnerabilities, and strengthen government solvency. Monetary policy targets are set to promote continued price stability, while the medium-term fiscal program strikes a balance between reducing public debt and increasing growth-enhancing and poverty-reducing expenditure. The mission also reached understanding on key reform measures in tax and customs administrations, public debt management, public expenditure management, and financial market development. Despite a temporary decline in 2005-06 because of electricity shortages, economic growth is projected to return to about 6 percent in the medium term if these policies are implemented. The proposed arrangement is to be discussed by the IMF Executive Board in early 2006.
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Energy sector. Measures, including the introduction of new procurement rules, have been taken in recent weeks to increase electricity imports. An audit of KESH is under way and, in collaboration with the World Bank and other donors, an updated Power Sector Action Plan for 2006-08 is being prepared. However, further efforts are needed to reverse the deterioration in the performance of KESH. In this context, the authorities will also take measures to strengthen the payment discipline of budgetary institutions, including a prompt reconciliation and settlement of outstanding 2005 electricity bills and the installation of electricity meters in all budgetary institutions by mid-2006.
In the coming months, we can take an important step toward realizing this vision of Europe by reaching agreement on the final status of Kosovo. The United States fully supports the UN-led talks that began this week and we are using our influence to make a positive difference. Now it is time to chart Kosovo's future. With vision and courage and compromise, we must reach and agreement that enables all Kosovars to live freely and in peace. Ten years ago, many doubted whether democracy would be possible among Serbs and Croats and Muslims in the war-torn lands of the Balkans. Today, we are seeing those doubts dismissed. Bosnia and Herzegovina is emerging as yet another example of how democracy can help diverse peoples live together without fear or repression. Now, if all Bosnian citizens tear down the walls of separation that still stand between them, if they advance reconciliation in their hearts as well as in their politics, then the lands of Southeastern Europe will join in the democratic peace of their continent and the vision of Europe whole, free and at peace will finally be complete.