The solution of the Kosovo status process is a fundamental
element for ensuring peace and long-term stability in Europe.
In its previous texts, the Assembly affirmed the importance
of reaching a mutually-accepted solution. At the same time, it has
also constantly stressed that the undecided status of Kosovo casts
uncertainty over the further political stabilisation of the entire
region, including its perspective of European integration; it affects
its economic recovery; it prevents displaced persons and refugees
from Kosovo from reaching a decision whether to return to their
homes; it has a negative impact on the consolidation of a fully-responsible
and accountable political leadership; and hampers the full attainment
of the standards for Kosovo.
In the light of more than two years of unfruitful efforts,
the report concludes that the potential for finding a compromise
has been exhausted. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should,
therefore, overcome existing differences and impose a solution.
Should the UNSC be incapable of achieving a unanimous position, the
possibility that the Kosovo Assembly resorts to a unilateral declaration
of independence is not to be excluded. In this case, European Union
member states should achieve a single position.
The parties concerned are urged to continue to act in a responsible
manner, keep their pledge to preserve peace and dialogue in all
circumstances and refrain from any incitement to violence.