Medveđa

Serbia’s SNS Leaves Nothing to Chance in Ethnically-Mixed South

"These elections are of national importance," he said.

With just 6,602 voters, Medvedja should be a backwater. But its importance lies in its proximity to the former Serbian province of Kosovo and its role in an ethnic Albanian guerrilla insurgency in southern Serbia in 2000-2001.

"Albanians from Medvedja don't want to join Kosovo"

Medvedja is not a part of Presevo valley. The majority of municipality's population are Serbs.

"There is no ethnic animosity here. There are no exclusively "Serbian" or "Albanian" restaurants, people spend time together, congratulate religious holidays to each other.... It is an example of a functioning multi-ethnic place," Arsic said for Vecernje Nnovosti daily .

"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.

Albanian president to visit Serbia "unofficially"

The Beta agency is reporting on Thursday that it received confirmation of this from the local government in that southern town.

Meta will be staying at the Gejzer Hotel in Sijarinska Banja, and during his visit to Medvedja, he will meet with municipal councilors and municipal officials from the ethnic Albanian community.

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