Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background to Independence.

4 10 2008

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RL31053. Source: Congressional Research Service (CRS).

This report notes that close to nine years after NATO intervened militarily in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo, Kosovo declared itself an independent and sovereign state on February 17, 2008. A new Kosovo constitution came into force on June 15. These developments marked a new stage in, but not the end of, international concern and engagement in the western Balkan region.



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