17 December 2006

UNMIK unveils Kosovo power transition plan

Makfax news agency, Skoplje, 16.11.2006 10:33

Pristina - The UN interim administration mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) readies to hand over authority to local authorities and other international institutions, Belgrade's media said.

"Planned measures ahead of completion of negotiations on the future status of Kosovo will enable a smooth transition of authority," UNMIK spokesman Neeraj Singh said on Wednesday.

With UNMIK in its final phase before status resolution, the joint planning by the international and local structures holds key to successful transition. To this end, a number of work groups have been established, Singh said.

He added that these work groups have been tasked to outline transition of authority in fields spanning local governance, economy, ownership, rule of law, security, legal system and other areas. /end/