Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Jiri Paroubek, said that he does think it will be possible for Serbs and Albanians to live together in Kosovo.
Paroubek said that dividing Kosovo would be the best compromise.
“A solution could be dividing the territory on ethnic lines. The northern part of the region would belong to Serbia, and the majority of the southern part could be given the status of an independent nation,” Paroubek told Czech daily Pravo.
“I met with Kosovo Serb officials and I must say that it was a very emotional meeting. It resulted in my current opinion that these ethnic groups will have a hard time living next to each other, much less together. A longer period of time would be needed, and a soldier or police officer would have to be standing around every corner. Building a multi-ethnic Kosovo would be difficult because the southern part of the region, besides several enclaves, is for the most part ethnically pure,” B92 quoted Paroubek as saying.
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