Perhaps more a reporting than a comment.
Some days are passed since the 17 February and we saw an impressive peaceful demonstration of protest in Beograd, where a lot of hundreds of thousand of people affirmed that Kosovo is the birthplace of the Serbia and that Serbia will never renounce to it. In the meantime, a little group of hooligans assailed and destroyed USA and Hrvatska embassy, sacked some magazines and caused many damages.
If it is evident that the about hundred hotheads are only a microscopic minority, it is as much clear that Serbish population feels strongly wounded by the loose of the Kosovo, that is felt as the loose of the historical heart of the Nation. The demonstration were peaceful and it’s not possible to equivocate the Vojislav Kostunica speech; the Serbish premier said that Kosovo was the first name of Serbia “What’s Kosovo? Where is Kosovo? Of who is Kosovo? There is someone between you that doesn’t think that Kosovo isn’t of him? If as Serbians we renounce to the Serbity, to our history, to our origins, what kind of Serbians are we?” Kostunica said also that “Serbia will not renounce to his place in the World, but it asks to be treated as all the other countries and peoples. Still we will be alive, Kosovo is Serbia, our Kosovars brothers will not be alone and forgotten: still we’ll refuse the ultimatums and we’ll accept the friendship, Serbia will be free”.
Meanwhile, the Albanian component of the new Kosovo is organizing the new country, that will be an UE protectorate, as for 9 years it have been a NATO protectorate, and it is receiving enough well the EULEX mission.
Kosovo was and is a region deeply dependent from foreign helps, a region that have to do big efforts also in the fighting of the organized crime who have prospered in the empty space generated after the war of the ’99 and the EULEX mission have the thorny job of transform a subsistence economy and based on the foreign helps in something of more solid, trying also a way of integration between the two communities, but many are afraid that Kosovo will never be a multiethnic country, but a devised one, with an Albanian and a Serbish community.