6 December 2008
The European Union deploys its biggest civil operation in Kosovo (in English)
The EU mission, also known as EULEX, will be formally launched on December 9th, but it has already drawn strong opposition from Serbia and Russia who still oppose Kosovo's independence. And there's also concern on the part of Kosovo Albanians. Verena Knaus, ESI's Kosovo Analyst in Pristina explains the situation in the country on the eve of the EU mission's deployment and its wider international ramifications. Interview: DW-RADIO's Barbara Gruber.