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But the story of Mitrovica is not only one of partition, with the river Ibar dividing the town into a predominantly Serb North and a nearly exclusively Albanian South.
Mitrovica was once Kosovo's most "Yugoslav" city, with Albanians and Serbs working side by side for decades in the Trepca mining and metallurgy giant, one of the biggest companies of socialist Yugoslavia.
Mitrovica is a dying town, where one of the most radical industrial collapses of Eastern Europe forms the background to the more visible story of ethnic partition.
www.esiweb.org /picturestories/neg/mitrovica.htm   (348 words)

  No Stable Kosovo Without a Solution for Mitrovica by Yll Bajraktari and Christina Parajon: USIPeace Briefing: U.S. ...
A similar effort at Mitrovica would require a vigorous UN or EU mission operating on the basis of a clear agreement by both Serbs and Albanians that northern Kosovo would be reoriented toward the Pristina authorities and governing ties to Belgrade cut.
Knaus took a different approach, arguing that at Mitrovica we have already had "a series of international officials with vast individual experience and all of them were equipped with a strong mandate." The problem is in translating mandates into results.
Cooperation between two future municipalities of north and south Mitrovica should be driven by concrete common interests (from infrastructure to pollution) and - in the short term - by the requirements donors put on how to disburse future funding in the city.
www.usip.org /pubs/usipeace_briefings/2006/0724_mitrovica.html   (1604 words)

  Sremska Mitrovica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Serbian, the town is known as Сремска Митровица or Sremska Mitrovica, in Rusin as Сримска Митровица, in Croatian as Srijemska Mitrovica, in Hungarian as Szávaszentdemeter, in German as Syrmisch Mitrowitz, and in Latin as Sirmium.
Between 1918 and 1922, Sremska Mitrovica was part of the Srem County, between 1922 and 1929 part of the Srem Oblast, between 1929 and 1931 part of the Drina Banovina, and between 1931 and 1941 part of the Danube Banovina.
The population of the Sremska Mitrovica municipality is composed of:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sremska_Mitrovica   (1757 words)

 NSERC - Jerry Mitrovica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the late 1980s, when Mitrovica began his research career, geophysicists were increasingly adapting an Earth systems approach to their subject as a result of one of the last century's greatest scientific insights: plate tectonics.
Re-applying a 19th century idea, Dr. Mitrovica and his colleagues showed that each ice sheet has a distinct 'sea level fingerprint.' In general sea levels rise in the opposite hemisphere to the melting ice due to the reduction in the gravitational pull of the ice mass.
Mitrovica is continuing his research into the Earth's subtle interconnections and, with California Institute of Technology's Dr. Jeroen Tromp, U of T post-doctoral fellow Dr. Konstantin Latychev and others, he is developing a computerized 3-D numerical model of an ice age Earth.
www.nserc.ca /news/2002/p020305_b6.htm   (577 words)

 NATO troops clash with Kosovan Serbs and Albanian protesters in Mitrovica
Mitrovica is one of the few remaining towns in Kosovo with a substantial Serb population.
Given the highly volatile situation in Mitrovica, serious questions are raised as to why, after apparently agreeing earlier that only a handful of ethnic Albanian protestors would be allowed into the town to present their demands to NATO authorities, KFOR permitted the protest march to reach the heavily-fortified bridge and threaten Serb inhabitants.
Mitrovica is home to what some analysts consider one of Europe's most valuable mining complexes, the Trepca lead and zinc mines, which are also reported to contain deposits of gold and silver ore.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/feb2000/nato-f24.shtml   (1942 words)

 Press Releases: Balkans, Building bridges in ethnically divided Mitrovica, Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Mitrovica, the largest ethnically divided city in Kosovo, the bridges that in any other place would serve to unite people are instead symbols of a lingering enmity.
Mitrovica Bridge, guarded by NATO-led international Kosovo Force troops, keeps the Serbs in the northern part of the city separated from the Albanian Kosovars in the south.
In September, two members of the Mitrovica CWYC visited the United States in an effort to heighten the visibility of their work, to raise awareness of current events in Kosovo and to enhance their capacity as a multi-ethnic peacebuilding organization.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ACIO-6JCTMF?OpenDocument   (678 words)

 KLA provocations in Mitrovica and southwest Serbia
The Kosovan town of Mitrovica continues to be a focus of confrontations between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, but hostilities are rapidly spreading into Serbia proper.
Mitrovica is one of the few remaining places in Kosovo with a substantial Serb population.
America's previous description of the KLA as a “terrorist organisation” was abandoned in favour of depicting them as “heroic freedom fighters,” which the West was obliged to aid in the struggle against Serbian tyranny.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/mar2000/koso-m10.shtml   (1297 words)

 B92 - Insight - Viewpoint - No stable Kosovo without a solution for Mitrovica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Knaus took a different approach, arguing that at Mitrovica we have already had "a series of international officials with vast individual experience and all of them were equipped with a strong mandate." The problem is in translating mandates into results.
Cooperation between two future municipalities of north and south Mitrovica should be driven by concrete common interests (from infrastructure to pollution) and - in the short term - by the requirements donors put on how to disburse future funding in the city.
Mitrovica has remained a source of contention for seven years since the end of the NATO/Yugoslavia war.
www.b92.net /eng/insight/opinions.php?nav_id=35815   (1382 words)

 Mitrovica Faces Formal Division
The future of Mitrovica, the largest town in northern Kosovo, has threatened to dog the status negotiations from the start, given the strong opposition to independence for Kosovo voiced by a large Serbian community that has entrenched itself on the north side of the town, on the north bank of the river Ibar.
Mitrovica is more stable nowadays, but freedom of movement for both communities remains limited in the town.
Another Albanian from Mitrovica who did not want to be named said the future of the town depended on the success or failure of the government's overall decentralisation plans.
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 IFLA/FAIFE Report on Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica / March 2001
These books have later according to her been brought to Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica by her and are now in the library in the Technical School in North Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica.
Olivera Stevic and Milodrag Orovic, vice-president of the Serbian Municipal assembly of Kosovska Mitrovica sent a protest letter on February 8 2001 to UNMIK regional administration.
It should be emphasised that the aim of this investigation is not to apportion blame but rather to separate fact from rumour and to provide a foundation for confidence in the professionalism of all libraries and librarians in the region.
www.ifla.org /faife/faife/mitrorep.htm   (2331 words)

 Crossing the Iber: Kosovo's Hidden Identity by Brendan Buzzard - The Globalist > > Global Society
Mitrovica is a localized case study of the greater Balkan region where ethnic, religious and historical differences are strikingly displayed.
In Mitrovica, 120 residents from both sides — of varied ethnic groups, languages and religions — are cleaning up the Iber together.
Looking closely at Mitrovica reveals two sides that are indeed associated with the Iber, though not defined by it.
www.theglobalist.com /StoryId.aspx?StoryId=5756   (1066 words)

 Mitrovica: The Serbian Side of the Story
Kosovska Mitrovica (TANJUG) - Early this morning, KFOR soldiers from the ranks of American and German units barged into the Tech College and the Technical High School in the downtown of northern Mitrovica, in the most arrogant and savage manner.
That is why a large Albanian demonstration is in the works, and that is why so many attempts have been made to cross the Ibar bridge and do everything possible for that part of the city to stop representing a community of 2500 Albanians and 4500 Serbs.
Kosovska Mitrovica (TANJUG) - J. Jovanovic, member of the Government and Judiciary Subcommittee on the Yugoslav committee for cooperation with UNMIK told reporters that he was present during the attack on the Technical College in Mitrovica.
www.emperors-clothes.com /news/mitrovic.htm   (1636 words)

 Visit Mitrovica | A travel and tourist guide to Mitrovica, Kosova | Hotels, Weather, Flights, Airport
Welcome to Visit Mitrovica - part of Visit Dardania travel and tourist guides to Kosova.
is a travel and tourist guide to Mitrovica, Kosova, helping you find hotels in Mitrovica, weather in Mitrovica, flights to Mitrovica, maps of Mitrovica, finest accommodation and restaurants, arts and entertainment, practical information, inspiration, photos and a lots more.
Alternative spellings of Mitrovica: Mitrovicë, Kosovska Mitrovica, K. Mitrovica.
www.visitmitrovica.com   (72 words)

 TIME Europe Magazine: A Legacy of Hate -- February 18, 2002/Vol. 159 No. 7   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mitrovica, which lies only two dozen kilometers from Serbia, is highly prized because of its massive Trepca coal mine.
Mitrovica's largest Serbian Orthodox cemetery, like the church, is located on the Albanian side of town.
Most longtime residents of Mitrovica insist that what has happened to their home town is the fault of a few extremists and outsiders.
www.time.com /time/europe/magazine/printout/0,13155,202050,00.html   (1159 words)

 RTE News - Agreement reportedly reached in Kosovo village of Mitrovica
An agreement is reported to have been reached in the divided Kosovan town of Mitrovica, which would allow some of its ethnic Albanian inhabitants to return to their homes.
The man the ethnic Albanian population refers to as the Mayor of Mitrovica said that a deal had been struck to enable ethnic Albanians to begin returning to their homes in the northern, Serb-controlled, sector of the divided Kosovo town.
Bajram Rexhepi, who is regarded by Albanians as the mayor of Mitrovica, met groups of men gathering at the southern end and urged them to disperse.
www.rte.ie /news/1999/0816/mitrovica.html   (349 words)

 Balkan Peace Team-Kosovo/a Monthly Report, Feb. 2000
Local Serb leaders hold a rally in the north of Mitrovica to protest an "epidemic of Albanian violence against Serbs" and call for the formation of a Serb protection force and for the return of the Yugoslav army to the territory.
An overturned ambulance on the road from Prishtina to Mitrovica is found to be transporting 13 rocket launchers, one grenade launcher, four hand grenades, 182 rifle grenades and 4,320 rounds of ammunition.
Mitrovica is not the only flashpoint for violence in the region.
www.peacebrigades.org /bpt/bpt0002.html   (1962 words)

 KFOR Online Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Now the peacekeepers in Mitrovica hope that last week's four-day long flaming nightmare is over, thanks to successful negotiation on Thursday between KFOR, UNMIK and Albanian leaders.
The latest violence in Mitrovica started Sunday 28th, but it flared into new dimensions Monday as hundreds of ethnic Albanians vented their frustration over a killed youth at KFOR peacekeepers and French Gendarmerie.
They must join in that effort if we are ever to achieve a united and peaceful Mitrovica," he said in a joint statement urging all citizens to remain calm and refrain from further acts of violence.
www.nato.int /kfor/chronicle/2001/nr_010205b.htm   (622 words)

 TIME Europe | Kosovo: A Bridge Too Far in Kosovo | 3/6/2000
"Mitrovica," says Washington's U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke, "is the most dangerous place in Europe today." The city is home to Kosovo's biggest remaining concentration of Serbs, all but a handful of whom live north of the river.
The 2,500-strong French peacekeeping contingent that has been responsible for Mitrovica since the NATO deployment has come under heavy criticism over the past month from U.N. police and Kosovo Albanians for apparent acquiescence in the ethnic division of the city--and an allegedly pro-Serb bias.
Mitrovica's problems were not created by the peacekeepers.
www.time.com /time/europe/magazine/2000/36/mitrovica.html   (982 words)

 Analysis: Balkans, Kosovo: Governing Mitrovica - A critical crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mitrovica's Serbs were initially offered a substantial decentralisation of existing municipal powers, plus various economic development initiatives, on condition that they turned out to vote at the October 26 local elections.
It remains unclear what relationship north Mitrovica will have with the rest of the municipality, what strategy exists to reintegrate it into the wider area, or what will replace the parallel services, currently provided by Belgrade in sectors such as health or education.
Mitrovica was intended to become UNMIK's decentralisation showcase, as the mission embarks on a wider decentralisation programme across the province.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/5e52396cd03be0cfc1256c9b005b8823   (1044 words)

 UN Volunteers at work in Kosovo's divided city of Mitrovica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Focusing their efforts at generating employment and rehabilitating the damaged infrastructure in both Serb and Albanian areas of the region and of Mitrovica City itself, other UN Volunteers also contribute in a tangible way to the social and economic recovery, and eventually to the peaceful coexistence of both communities.
Most of Marie's work is not done in the office but in the field, in the mountainous villages around Mitrovica and in the city of Mitrovica itself where many people spent the summer in tents provided by the UNHCR or in haphazardly erected primitive huts.
Most of the people whose flats had been destroyed were not able to fully support the winterization of their homes since they did not have the necessary skills in carpentry or masonry which people in the villages had.
www.unv.org /infobase/unv_news/2000/87/00_03_87YUG_kos.htm   (1449 words)

 Violence in Mitrovica : The UN and NATO are failing Kosovo
Then comes the hard part: addressing the problems of the divided city of Mitrovica; the return of refugees; the security of Serbian enclaves throughout Kosovo, and the social and economic crisis throughout the province.
Mitrovica, the northern town divided by the River Ibar into a Serbian and an Albanian district since 1999, is a suppurating sore.
Last week, Rexhepi and Oliver Ivanovic, a leader of the Mitrovica Serbs, jointly welcomed opening talks on a remarkable plan, also developed by the European Stability Initiative, that envisages the reunification of the city and the return of all refugees to their houses.
www.iht.com /articles/2004/03/22/edglenny_ed3_.php   (943 words)

 Historic Kosova miners' strike, 15 years after -- News & Letters, May 2004
Mitrovica, Kosova--Liz Leicester, from Camden UNISON, and myself were invited by the Kosova miners’ union to attend a meeting commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Kosova miners’ underground strike.
The bus to North Mitrovica stops a few meters from a bridge in the middle of town.
Serb villages to the south of Mitrovica were guarded and protected by UN troops last time I was here.
www.newsandletters.org /Issues/2004/May/Kosova_May2004.htm   (1143 words)

 CNN In-Depth Specials - Mitrovica: Symbol of divided Kosovo
MITROVICA, Kosovo (CNN) -- A Kosovar Albanian boy, screaming and cursing, dashed forward and hurled a softball-sized chunk of concrete at a phalanx of French soldiers and Italian police assembled Friday at the bridge connecting Mitrovica's majority-Serb north and its overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian south.
The protest, triggered by the killings of five ethnic Albanians in the city's northern district the night before, reveals that the sensitive fault line between the city's ethnic groups is in danger of shifting out of control.
The city's 90,000 ethnic Albanians are segregated from at least 11,000 Serbs and buffered by a heavy presence of French peacekeepers serving in KFOR, the NATO-led force in Kosovo.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2000/kosovo/notebook/0204   (1192 words)

 CNN.com - Kosovo police station attacked - March 14, 2001
MITROVICA, Yugoslavia -- A crowd of Serbs has attacked a police station in the Kosovo town of Mitrovica, a United Nations official said.
A Serb leader in Mitrovica, Oliver Ivanovic, criticised the timing of the arrests, noting negotiations were under way to increase freedom of movement in the divided town.
Mitrovica, divided into Serb and Albanian-dominated sections by a river, is a regular flashpoint in Kosovo.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/03/14/mitrovica.attack/index.html   (224 words)

 RandomHouse.ca | Books | Covert Entry by Andrew Mitrovica
At its core, Covert Entry traces the eventful career of a veteran undercover operative who worked on some of the service’s most sensitive cases and was ordered to break the law by senior CSIS officers, in the name of national security.
The picture he paints does not fill one with confidence and definitively shatters the myth that CSIS respects the rights and liberties it is charged with protecting.
Andrew Mitrovica is one of Canada’s leading investigative journalists.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385660297   (533 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | School Day 24: About Mitrovica link-up
Students on either side of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica in Kosovo - a Serbian school in the north and an Albanian one in the south - linked up to discover how different their lives are.
The High School in Mitrovica was first established in 1919 as a school for girls.
After Nato's intervention between March and June 1999 Kosovska Mitrovica became a divided town with the Albanian majority living in the bigger southern part, and the Serbs in the smaller northern part of the city.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/6159673.stm   (424 words)

 CNN.com - World - KFOR troops, ethnic Albanians clash at Mitrovica bridge - February 21, 2000
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo (CNN) -- With tens of thousands of ethnic Albanians approaching Kosovska Mitrovica after a 40-kilometer (25-mile) march from Kosovo, NATO-led KFOR peacekeeping troops used tear gas on Monday to hold hundreds of Albanians at bay in the bitterly divided city.
The Mitrovica Albanians had broken through a cordon of British peacekeepers to approach the bridge over the Ibar River that separates them from the city's Serb population.
Mitrovica was a majority Albanian town before the Albanians fled Serb repression between March and June as NATO's air campaign dropped bombs around them.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/02/21/kosovo.protest.02   (824 words)

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