This past September 11th, Western leaders hailed the "fully and "irreversibly independent Kosovostill unrecognized by most UN membersfor achieving additional "full independence. The International Steering Groups Civilian Office, which had the power to block laws or ministerial appointments, closed shop, and Dutch international rep Pieter Feith gave a speech in Albanian which concluded that "Kosovo has realistic prospects for EU membership.
The ISG explained its decision to grant Serbias Albanian separatists this fuller full autonomy, by citing the regions "clear support of a democratic and multi-ethnic state. President Obama said Kosovo has made "significant progress," parroting Kosovo "prime minister Hashim Thaci, who said that "Kosovo has made significant progress in building the institutions of a modern, multi-ethnic, inclusive and democratic state." (continue reading...)(...more)