Michael Steiner, the head of the UN civilian administration in Kosova (UNMIK), said on 18 March that Kosovar politicians should understand that Serbia must be given time to consolidate following the assassination of Prime Minister Djindjic, Deutsche Welle's "Monitor" reported. He therefore proposed to postpone the planned tripartite talks of UNMIK, Kosovar institutions, and the Serbian government. At the same time, he said he does not accept any of the conditions set in the agenda for the talks by the Serbian side, which has demanded the return of some 200,000 refugees (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 12 and 14 March 2003). UB
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