Kosovo Census – Serb reluctance

Krstimir-PanticPRISTINA / PRISHTINA – The long planned and awaited census of the Kosovan population seems to face ongoing confusion about its implementa-tion in the Serb dominated northern part of Kosovo. While beforehand government officials stated, that the UN organization UNOPS will implement the census for the Serb citizens in the Mitrovica region, now the Statistical Office Kosovo declares its staff to be responsible for the realization of according inter-views. Meanwhile “Radio Television Kosovo” (RTK) quotes the informal mayor of the Serbian parallel administration in the town of Mitrovica, Krstimir Pantic, saying they “… will wait for the census organized by the government of Serbia”.

Reportedly also Serb citizens in further parts of Kosovo were under pressure “from Belgrade” to refuse participating at the Pristina-led registration of the Kosovan population.  KON – Read more at the Kosovo Broadcast Monitor and the News Monitor 14.04.2011

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