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Serbian Parliament opens with rejection of UN plan for Kosovo

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Serbian Parliament opens with rejection of UN plan for Kosovo

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The new Serbian parliament has convened for the first time since last month’s elections and it wasted no time preparing a resolution that rejects UN plans for Kosovan independence.

That decision even took priority over discussing the formation of the new government.

The UN plan that Serbs oppose puts Kosovo on a path to independence. The province would be given three key symbols of sovereignty: constitution, flag and national anthem.

Although ethnic-Albanian leaders welcome the proposal, some among Kosovo’s majority population believe it does not go far enough.

At a protest at the weekend to demand full and immediate independence, two ethnic-Albanians were killed in clashes with police.

The British man in charge of Kosovo’s police, Stephen Curtis, was today sacked by his UN employers over the incident.