Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gorans in Kosovo want to be recognized as Macedonians

On the eve of reaching a solution on Kosovo, the Gorans (a people living in the region of Gora in Kosovo) demanded from the Kosovo government and the UN to be recognized as a Macedonian ethnic community with a cultural autonomy, official use of Macedonian language, education in Macedonian language, as well as at least three parliamentary seats guaranteed by the Constitution of Kosovo, the Macedonian television A1 reported. The Gorans will accept Kosovo’s status, but they unconditionally demand separate provinces Gora and Recani, a 24-hour international monitoring of the border checkpoint Strezimir-Restelica, the right to enter Macedonia with an identity card and the right to a double citizenship – Macedonian and Kosovo citizenship.

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