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In the News (Tue 25 Jun 19)

  
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The Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, their property and the Serb shrines in the Province, along with the whole of Serbia and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro are once again subject to mass and organized violence by Albanian separatists and terrorists.
The pogrom against the Serb population of Kosovo and Metohija carried out between 17 and 19 March of this year is a consequence of the unreadiness of UNMIK and KFOR to fulfil the obligations arising from UN Security Council Resolution 1244.
Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of Serbia and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
www.mfa.gov.yu /Facts/resolution-26-03-04_e.html   (660 words)

  
  Kosovo and Metohija: Propaganda and truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kosovo and Metohija issue certainly is one of the examples that unequivocally, unmistakably proves that they do not hesitate to do it without taking into consideration the real facts or the interest of the population living there, even though they verbally stand for it and putting on their proclaimed principles upon the others.
The latest case in Kosovo and Metohija was the attempt of a "mass massacre "of Albanian "civilians by the Serbian police" in the village of Racak.
FALSE Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija are persecuted and ethnically cleansed
www.artel.co.yu /en/reakcije_citalaca/2003-04-22_1.html   (3856 words)

  
 Balkan Repository Project - TRUTH ABOUT KOSOVO I METOHIJA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Their separatist claims are based on the number of Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija which, they allege, gives them the status of "a people" and the Constitution of the SFR of Yugoslavia from 1974, but even that Constitution reserved the right to self-determination only for the constituent peoples of the former Yugoslavia.
This is the continuation of the anti- Yugoslav activities, interference in the internal affairs of the FR of Yugoslavia, incitement of the Albanian national minority in Kosovo and Metohija to separatism and a manifestation of territorial claims against the FR of Yugoslavia.
The request for the discussion on Kosovo and Metohija in the United Nations is yet another attempt at destabilizing the FR of Yugoslavia, which threatens the achieved results of the peace process, the aim of which is to discredit the constructive and peaceful policy of the FR of Yugoslavia.
www.suc.org /politics/kosovo/html/gov120795.html   (8211 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Kosovo or Kosovo-Metohija[kO´sOvO-metO´khEA] Pronunciation Key, Albanian Kosova, Serbo-Croatian Kosovo i Metohija and Kosmet, province (2002 est.
The largely mountainous region includes the fertile valleys of Kosovo and Metohija and is drained by the Southern Morava River.
Kosovo's population before 1999 was about 80% Albanian; ethnic Albanians now make up about 88% of the inhabitants.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Kosovo.html   (638 words)

  
 History of Kosovo
The situation in Kosovo and Metohija was not substantially changed during the Turkish invasion in the ‘eighties and ‘nineties of the 14th century.
The Region of Old Serbia (as the region of Kosovo and Metohija, and of the neighboring regions was historically called), existed, therefore, in the 15th and 16th centuries, as a Serbian land.
At Kosovo and Metohija, during the Serbian insurrections in the so-called Belgrade Pashaluk (administrative-territorial unit), there was a terror without precedent, marked with the obvious plan of the extermination and exile of the Serbs from the entire Old Serbia.
www.beotel.yu /~pejin/history.html   (3319 words)

  
 Milan V. Petkovic: Albanian Terrorists
Kosovo and Metohija is a region with enormous historical and civilizational importance, especially in view of resisting to the expansion of Islamism in Europe.
A particular intensification of Iranian activity in Albania and Kosovo and Metohija was registered after the meting of Islamic countries held in Jeddah in 1994, and the meeting of the D-8 group of Islamic countries held in Istanbul in 1996.
The rapid population growth of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, and the simultaneous fall of the Serbian and Montenegrin population in the province, was accompanied by a proportional level of indoctrination concerning ideology, culture and economy.
members.tripod.com /balkania/resources/terrorism/petkovic-albanian_terrorists.html   (12427 words)

  
 Serbia Info / Facts and Figures / Provinces - Kosovo
Kosovo and Metohija consists of 29 municipalities and 5 districts.
Kosovo and Metohija is separated from neighboring Albania by the mountain massif of Prokletije and is separated from Macedonia by Sar Planina mountain with two highest mountain peaks in Serbia: Deravica and Crni vrh.
The Statute of Kosovo and Metohija which is the basic legal act of the province, permits, besides the Serbian language, the official use of the Albanian language.
www.serbia-info.com /facts/kosovo.html   (881 words)

  
 [Projekat Rastko Gracanica] The Migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija (Preface)
[Projekat Rastko Gracanica] The Migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija (Preface)
Istorija: The Migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija
Figures from the 1981 population census indicate a rapid, profound change in the ethnic structure of Kosovo and Metohija, while the ongoing, unprecedented migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from the region highlights the dramatic conditions attending this process.
www.rastko.org.yu /kosovo/istorija/kosovo_migrations/mk_preface.html   (2561 words)

  
 Eyewitness to Genocide in Kosovo: Kosovo and Metohija and the Skenderbeg Division | Carl Savich | Columns | ...
Eyewitness to Genocide in Kosovo: Kosovo and Metohija and the Skenderbeg Division
Eyewitness to Genocide in Kosovo: Kosovo-Metohija and the Skenderbeg Division
In the Jewish historical archives of Yugoslavia, the role of the 21st SS Division in the Holocaust and in the genocide of Kosovo Jews and Serbs is described as follows:Ý ''From May 25 to July 2, 1944 the Division 'Skanderbeg' apprehended 510 Jews, Serbs...
www.serbianna.com /columns/savich/001.shtml   (2052 words)

  
 Kosovo and Metohija   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After three years of presence by the international community in Kosovo and Metohija, it is difficult to speak of major repair and restoration of the social and economic infrastructure in Serb enclaves.
In fact, this idea of decentralization was one of the first proposals of the Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija, not for the purpose of dividing the Province but for the purpose of enabling the physical, spiritual and cultural survival of the Serb people in an atmosphere of extreme intolerance and ethnic violence.
The recent statement by Dr. Covic that the Kosovo issue should be resolved from the regional perspective and that the regional problems should not be settled down from the Kosovo perspective is one of the clues for the modern, European, integrated Balkans.
www.kosovo.com /overview_sava.html   (3626 words)

  
 The Voice of Russia
Serbia's southern region of Kosovo ("kos" is "thrush" in Serbian)is the cradle of Serb
Kosovo was annexed to Serbia after the Balkan war of 1912-1913 when the number of Serbs and Albanians was nearly equal.
Zvecan is a fortress in Kosovo founded in the 11th century and situated on a rock on the left bank of the Ibar river.
www.vor.ru /Kosovo/history_eng.html   (892 words)

  
 Orthodox Europe :: Orthodox Kosovo and Metohija
Kosovo will be and remain Serbian, as long as it lives in the soul of the Serbian people and to the degree that Serbs are ready to live in this region, regardless of all the problems that surround us.
Regardless of the final status given to Kosovo and Metohija, we are seeking to survive in this region, adhering to the Gospel lesson to ‘render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s’ (Matt 22, 21, Mark 12, 17, Luke 20, 25).
Kosovo and Metohija is a living treasury of Serbian historical memory and spiritual identity, and the Serbs, no matter where they live, must be aware of their spiritual roots without which they will be unable to preserve their being.
www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk /oekosovo.htm   (2209 words)

  
 Serbian Kosovo and Metohija
Kosovo, 100 years before Columbus sailed for the New World, was a statement for religious freedom and the belief that no man had a right to rule another.
The Serbs on the Kosovo Field not only paid with the staggering loss of 77,000 lives in one day of battle, but the Serbian nation suffered 500 years of Ottoman slavery as the consequence.
To understand Kosovo, the American people need to compare the current Balkan crisis with its own American Civil War in which just 4% of the population lost their lives compared to Serbia who lost 52% of her adult male population in WWI and another 26% of her overall population in WWII.
www.srpska-mreza.com /library/facts/kosovo_intro.html   (740 words)

  
 Milos Raikovitch: Cultural Genocide
THE DESTRUCTION OF SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA BY NATO, KFOR, UNMIC AND THE SO-CALLED "KLA"
Sometimes, Kosovo and Metohija is abbreviated as a compound word, Kosmet.
By dropping Metohija from the region’s name, NATO propaganda and the mainstream media are concealing the fact that this is the land where 1400 Serbian medieval churches and monasteries are to be found.
www.iacenter.org /warcrime/mraikovitch.htm   (614 words)

  
 United Nations Human Rights Website - Treaty Bodies Database - Document - State Party Report - Yugoslavia
The Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, have been constituted in conformity with their distinctive national, historic, cultural and other characteristics and it is in them that citizens implement their constitutional and legal rights and duties.
The main problem stems from the fact that the Kosovo and Metohija Albanians have refused to follow the school curricula approved by the competent ministries of the Republic of Serbia, and have developed their "parallel" system of education, issuing illegal school diplomas, often with the seal of the "Republic of Kosovo".
The education of the Albanian ethnic community in Kosovo and Metohija was the subject-matter of year-long talks between the Federal and Republican education authorities, representatives of the Geneva Conference, headed by Mr.
www.unhchr.ch /tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/38eca0bd96cd72938025655b004336d5?Opendocument   (9964 words)

  
 Kosovo and Metohija
After three years of presence by the international community in Kosovo and Metohija, it is difficult to speak of major repair and restoration of the social and economic infrastructure in Serb enclaves.
In fact, this idea of decentralization was one of the first proposals of the Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija, not for the purpose of dividing the Province but for the purpose of enabling the physical, spiritual and cultural survival of the Serb people in an atmosphere of extreme intolerance and ethnic violence.
The recent statement by Dr. Covic that the Kosovo issue should be resolved from the regional perspective and that the regional problems should not be settled down from the Kosovo perspective is one of the clues for the modern, European, integrated Balkans.
www.kosovo.net /overview_sava.html   (3626 words)

  
 MEMORANDUM ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA - summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When the Turks occupied Kosovo and Metohija (in 1455 with the fall of Novo Brdo town) and neighboring regions, they conducted a census of the population, which was almost exclusively Serb, with only 2-3% Albanians west of ─Éakovica.
Kosovo and Metohija fell to the Germans, Italians and Albanians, who during the occupation had their own army, the Ballists, who carried out great crimes against the Serbs, Serbian shrines, priests and monks, and the people.
The tragedy of the Kosovo and Metohija drama intensified, especially at the end of the 1990's when the Kosovo Albanians, through intensive activity by their lobbies abroad and procurement of large quantities of weapons after the state crisis in Albania in 1997, created the necessary conditions for the organization of an armed rebellion.
www.spc.org.yu /Vesti-2003/08/memorandum-e.html   (4002 words)

  
 Balkan Repository Project - SERBIAN RENEWAL MOVEMENT - PLATFORM PROPOSAL FOR KOSOVO AND METOHIJA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The provincial Assembly of Kosovo and Metohija consists of two chambers: Chamber of Citizens that decides on basis of the majority of votes, and Chamber of Nations consisting of representatives of all nations and ethnic communities in Kosovo and Metohija that decides on basis of general agreement.
An example of such an engagement is the mediation connected with the reaching of the agreement on education of Albanian pupils and students in Kosovo and Metohija, on whose urgent implementation we insist.
There is not a problem in Kosovo and Metohija that cannot be solved by democratic agreement within Serbia and to the general benefit of Albanians, Serbs and all other citizens of the Province.
www.suc.org /politics/kosovo/html/platf_spo_e.html   (684 words)

  
 STATEMENT OF SERB NATIONAL COUNCIL OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gracanica, February 28, 2003 - At yesterday's session of the Kosovo and Metohija parliament two declarations were adopted after being proposed by leading Albanian caucuses which resulted in those members of the Serb Return Coalition (Povratak) who were present again walking out of the parliament as a sign of protest.
The second declaration rejects the formation of the Union of Serb municipalities as "a parallel institution" in violation of the Kosovo constitutional framework and UNSCR 1244.
In the opinion of officials of the Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija these two latest declarations by the Kosovo and Metohija parliament further undermine the process of building a democratic and multiethnic society in Kosovo and Metohija, and further widen the gap between the Albanian and Serb communities.
www.slobodan-milosevic.org /news/snc022803.htm   (449 words)

  
 H.E. Mr.Vladislav Jovanovic: AGGRESSION - A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
The aggression caused a humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo and Metohija and throughout the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
The aggression and the deployment of KFOR were followed by genocide against the Serbs and other non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, and the countries that took part in the aggression did nothing to prevent it.
Kosovo and Metohija has become a recruitment center and a boot camp for terrorists.
www.iacenter.org /warcrime/jovanovic.htm   (1759 words)

  
 Serbia Info News / Kosovo and Metohia
Problems related to the participation of Serbs in the November elections and the situation in Kosovska Mitrovica were topics of a fresh round of talks between Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic and head of UNMIK Hans Haekkerup, held in Pristina on Thursday, September 13
OSCE Mission Head Daan Everts on Monday, September 3, again called Kosovo Serbs to participate in the general elections scheduled for November 17, "because the election system is in favour of minority groups to a great extent," stressing that some 40,000 displaced persons had so far registered
The registration turnout of Kosovo Serbs for November 17 elections has somewhat improved, but there is no mass turnout among the Serb population; according to OSCE data, some 10,000 voters have registered in Kosovo, out of whom 1,150 in the northern part of the province
www.serbia-info.com /news/kosovo/index.html   (673 words)

  
 KOSOVO AND METOHIJA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The governor plans to transfer a greater part of UNMIK’s powers to ethnic-Albanian dominated Kosovo institutions by the end of this year, and Steiner defended the action by insisting that it was a request of the Resolution 1244 mandate, and was also requested with consensus in the UN Security Council.
The governor insisted that certain issues, such as discussion of Kosovo’s status or the expansion of the agenda for talks, could not and would not be discussed, although he would be willing to discuss other issues when Serbian PM Zoran Djindjic replies to the letter he sent on Monday.
Marek Nowicki, ombudsman for Kosovo, today insisted that the UN is not doing enough to punish the members of the Albanian community for violating the Serbs’; fundamental human rights.
www.borba.co.yu /kosovo.html   (473 words)

  
 Monasteries
During the World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1941-1945), many churches and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija were pillaged and shelled by Nazis and Albanians, as well as the other church destroyers and invaders.
However, the Serbian Orthodox Church, that is, the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, has remained the guardian of Kosovo and Metohija holy places and the spiritual heritage which had been created over the centuries, From St. Sava to the present day.
Monasteries are the most credible witness of the spiritual being and the presence of the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija region.
www.kosovo.net /mones.html   (1340 words)

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