"We are asking Tirana to push for Albanian rights in Serbia"

They asked the government in Tirana to push for the rights of Albanians in Serbia and to increase its presence regarding investments in Bujanovac, Medvedja and Presevo.

Saip Kamberi, the Mayor of Bujanovac, told this to the press at The Palace of Serbia in Belgrade. There he attended the session of the Coordination Body for the municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja.

Thaci's 'Corrections' Call Raises Spectre of Kosovo's Partition

Kosovo's President, Hashim Thaci, has startled his countrymen and women - and angered some opposition parties - by issuing a series of equivocal and mixed messages on the subject of ethnic partition.

While denying the possibility of ethnic land "swaps" with Serbia, Thaci at the same time has called the inclusion in Kosovo of ethnically Albanian areas of southern Serbia "realizable".

No more memorials to "conquerors, war criminals, terrorists"

From now on, the state, rather than individuals will be deciding on who to honor with monuments, the daily Vecernje Novosti writes.

Among the memorials that will most likely be removed is a plaque in Novi Pazar dedicated to Acif Efendija, and a memorial to the so-called Liberation Army of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedje installed in the town of Presevo.

Minister "worried about EU's and NATO's conspicuous silence"

However, Vulin assessed that the silence of the European Union and NATO when it comes to the statements of Ramush Haradinaj and Hashim Thaci was "worrying."

"Of course, Haradinaj, just like Thaci, cannot endanger peace and stability on any centimeter of the territory of the Republic of Serbia, and that is why the Serbian Army exists, anyway," the minister said in a statement.

Serbian Albanians Place Their Faith in EU Membership

As some Serbian and Kosovo politicians mull swapping territories between the two countries, members of the the ethnic Albanian minority in southern Serbia say they would rather see both countries inside the EU.

"This is not something new. This is a story that circles both in southern Serbia and Kosovo," Nedzad Beljulji, the owner of TV Spectra in Bujanovac, in southern Serbia, said.