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Situation after Kosovo Independence Stable, Defence Officials Say

Brdo pri Kranju, 21 February - EU defence officials came to an informal EU defence ministerial in Slovenia on Thursday optimistic about the situation in the Balkans in the aftermath of the declaration of Kosovo's independence. "The situation [in Kosovo] is under control, especially with KFOR support," German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung said prior to the meeting.

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Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) welcoming the EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana at an informal EU defence ministerial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) welcoming the EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana at an informal EU defence ministerial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (centre) at an informal EU defence ministerial with Portuguese counterpart Severiano Teixeira (left) and Germany's Franz Josef Jung.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (centre) at an informal EU defence ministerial with Portuguese counterpart Severiano Teixeira (left) and Germany's Franz Josef Jung.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (right) and his Italian counterpart Arturo Parisi at an informal EU defence ministerial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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