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a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians

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We are trying to use all diplomatic means so that dialogue begins on the status of Kosovo, Jeremic said.
Essential elements of effective government, exercised independently by the autonomous organs of Kosovo, would be transferred to the organs of Serbia)4 However, an inherent element of the autonomous status of Kosovo was the constitutional provision requiring any amendment interfering with this status to be confirmed by Kosovo's Assembly by a two-thirds majority.
However, when discussing the status of Kosovo, Western politicians agreed to exclude the idea of partition.
A political process to determine the future status of Kosovo has been under way for over two years, the report said.
Serbia's fate is more challenging, as the country has been unable to initiate serious membership talks with Brussels due to the unresolved status of Kosovo and perceptions that Serbia has not been fully cooperative with the UN war crimes tribunal.
Fifthly: When the formal discussions about the future status of Kosovo started, women from Kosovo and women from Serbia wanted to take part in these negotiations.
However, there is indeed little direct correlation between events in Montenegro and the future status of Kosovo.
With the United Nations set to announce its decision on the final political status of Kosovo this February, ethnic tensions have been mounting.
The ongoing talks between Serbian and Kosovar leaders on the status of Kosovo have produced few results, and Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica continues to insist that Kosovo must remain a part of Serbia despite the general consensus held by European nations that Kosovo should become independent.
There is a real need in Kosovo for people who can help rebuild the economy, but the political status of Kosovo has not changed yet.
However, the most prominent challenge of the mandate has been the absence of an end state for the international presence--that is, uncertainty over the final status of Kosovo and the contradiction of the requirement in Resolution 1244 to respect Yugoslavia's sovereignty even though the overwhelming majority of the Kosovo population, the Kosovo Albanians, desire independence.
This despite the fact that both the present and future status of Kosovo predicates reverberations throughout the entire southwest Balkans.
However, it all comes down to the ultimate status of Kosovo, he explained, an issue that the international community, even to this day, is wary of approaching.
The KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army) may have fought for independence from Serbia but the continued transitional protectorate status of Kosovo means that the region is still technically part of Serbia.
The major questions remain unsolved, especially the future status of Kosovo, the tension among Macedonia's ethnic groups, the prospect of Montenegrin independence, and the potential for recurrence of ethnic conflicts in Bosnia.