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 (kô′sə-vō′, kō′-)
A republic of the western Balkan Peninsula. Settled by Slavs around 600, the area was under Turkish rule from 1389 to 1913 and became part of Yugoslavia after World War I. An autonomous region of Serbia after 1946, Kosovo lost much of its autonomy in 1990, leading to ethnic violence between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations. Intervention by NATO and the United Nations reestablished peace in 1999. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence; however, its sovereignty was not universally recognized at that time. Priština is the capital and largest city.

Ko′so·var′ (-vär′) adj. & n.


(Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔ; ˈkɒsəvəʊ) or


(Placename) an autonomous province of Serbia, in the SW: chiefly Albanian in population since the 13th century; Serb suppression of separatists escalated to a policy of ethnic cleansing in 1998, provoking NATO airstrikes against Serbia in 1999 and takeover by UN administration; unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Mainly a plateau. Capital: Priština. Pop: 1 847 708 (2013 est). Area: 10 887 sq km (4203 sq miles). Full Serbian name: Kosovo-Metohija


(ˈkoʊ səˌvoʊ, ˈkɒs ə-)
an autonomous province within Serbia, in S Yugoslavia. 1,800,000; 4203 sq. mi. (10,887 sq. km). Cap.: Priština.
Ko•so•var (ˈkoʊ səˌvɑr, ˈkɒs ə-) n., adj.
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Noun1.Kosovo - a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians
Serbia, Srbija - a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
nước Kosovo


[ˈkɒsəvəʊ] nKosovo m


nKosovo nt


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Reacting to the opposition's criticism of demarcation, Dacic asked if the opposition might have an idea, saying it was they who had made an arrangement on the status of Kosovo and Metohija with the U.N.
In the meantime, the EU does not have much time left to reach full unity on its further steps regarding the status of Kosovo. A handful of member states remain opposed to the EU's recognition of Kosovo's independence.
8 that he believed, where the solving of the status of Kosovo and Metohija was concerned, the international community must show respect for Serbia and its attempts at finding a lasting solution.
It is extremely important that Europe has a consensus on the status of Kosovo. We will see if the Slovenian Presidency can exert enough diplomacy to reach an agreement.
Security Council session on the work of UNMIK, Dacic said that Belgrade was dedicated to the dialogue with Pristina, but it was crucial that the dialogue be founded on mutually acceptable solutions to all open issues, without prejudging the future status of Kosovo. The Serbian foreign minister accused Pristina of obstructing the dialogue with demands for membership of international organizations like UNESCO and Interpol.
The UN Security Council opened a closed-door meeting on the future status of Kosovo on 19 December.
Objectives of the visit include reaffirming Finland's support to the international status of Kosovo and its social development after ceasing of controlled independence and reaffirming Finland's support to Kosovo's EU approximation and the continuing of dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.
The United States would like the European Union to lead the way in resolving the future status of Kosovo, officials in Washington have told Europolitics.
As the elections were held peacefully, negotiations are likely to start next year to determine the future status of Kosovo. There is also a plan for the United Nations, the Rugova government and Serbia-Montenegro to take part in those talks.
But the most sensitive point will be the question of the future status of Kosovo. Following the failure of negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, the European Council will discuss "the role that the European Union will have in the process and the future path to follow to ensure the region's stability and draw it closer to the EU," said the Portuguese EU Presidency.
Svilanovic said Yugoslavia is prioritizing the three pillars of establishing the rule of law, economic restructuring and combating organized crime, but also making efforts to improve relations between its two republics of Serbia and Montenegro and consider the future status of Kosovo, according to the official.
The status of Kosovo and the creation of a 'think tank' responsible for reflecting on the future of the EU by 2020/2030 will also be raised, in a more informal manner, on 14 December.