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Kosovo UDI

17 February 2008

This reminds me of nothing so much as Ian Smith’s unilateral declaration of independence in Rhodesia on 11 November 1965 – right down to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, which was adopted as the national anthem of Smith’s Rhodesia. And the assurances of ethnic justice can be trusted just as much as Smith’s.

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
Kosovo’s parliament has unanimously endorsed a declaration of independence from Serbia, in an historic session.

The declaration, read by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, said Kosovo would be a democratic country that respected the rights of all ethnic communities.
Kosovo’s top leaders are due to go to a sports hall later where the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra is expected to play Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
Three EU states – Cyprus, Romania and Slovakia – have told other EU governments that they will not recognise Kosovo, says our correspondent.
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Update and more links at Notes from underground: Kosovo UDI: the Clinton legacy.

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