Kosovo wants full independence by end of 2012

Kosovo’s parliament has adopted a resolution calling for the international community to permit full independence by the end of this year.

Four years after seceding from Serbia, Kosovo’s parliament has adopted a resolution calling for an end to “internationally supervised” independence at the end of 2012, pledging to meet all obligations needed to reach this goal.

In vote the vote, 83 MPs voted for and 13 against a resolution tabled by Hashim Thaci’s ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, at an extraordinary session called on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Thaci said adoption of the resolution marked the beginning of a new phase for Kosovo.

“Kosovo enters a new era,” he said, calling on the international community to set the benchmarks and priorities for the work needed to be done in implementing the remaining provisions of the Comprehensive Kosovo Status Settlement Proposal, known as the Ahtisaari Plan.

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