Kosovo daily quotes Serbian report on partition

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A Pristina newspaper said on Wednesday that it has been given access to a Serbian report on a possible exchange of parts of southern Serbia for parts of northern Kosovo.

According to Zeri daily, the 90-page report by six Serbian experts reviewed a possible exchange of the Presevo municipality in southern Serbia for four Serb-majority municipalities (Leposavic, Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Northern Mitrovica) in northern Kosovo.  

“Those four municipalities have been de facto integrated into the economic system of Serbia and this scenario would not bring social and ethnic upsets,” the report is quoted as saying. It adds that the four municipalities in northern Kosovo have a population of 42,000 which is 40 percent more than Presevo and have 1,000 square kilometres more territory.  

Those four municipalities would also bring an annual income of 90 million Euro to Serbia, the report says.  

The authors of the report did not include the possibility of the other two Albanian-majority municipalities in southern Serbia (Medvedja and Bujanovac) becoming part of Kosovo.