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PM Says Kosovo the Biggest Challenge of Presidency

Brussels, 14 December - The future status of Kosovo will be the biggest challenge of the Slovenian EU presidency next year, Prime Minister Janez Jansa said after the EU summit on Friday reached the political decision to deploy a civilian mission to Kosovo. Jansa labelled the decision as "the end of the period in which the issue of the EU's position on the issue was not clear".

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) at the meeting of EU leaders in Brussels; standing behind him Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and his Swedish counterpart Frederik Reinfeldt at the meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre), standing between European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering (left) and Swedish Prime Minister Frederik Reinfeldt at the meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre), standing between European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering (left) and Swedish Prime Minister Frederik Reinfeldt at the meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) and Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) and Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
The Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Mirek Topolanek (left) and Janez Jansa, at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
The Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Mirek Topolanek (left) and Janez Jansa, at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
The Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Mirek Topolanek (left) and Janez Jansa, at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
The Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Mirek Topolanek (left) and Janez Jansa, at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
The Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Mirek Topolanek (left) and Janez Jansa, at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
The Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Mirek Topolanek (left) and Janez Jansa, at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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