Priština, 12 February 2008 – UNDP published the results of the Early Warning Poll conducted in January 2008 which has measured the satisfaction of Kosovo citizens with institutions and the perceptions on security, economy and corruption, on Tuesday 12 of February.

More than 50 per cent of Kosovo Albanians polled see the unresolved finall Kosovo status as the issue mostly threatening the stability in Kosovo as among serbs 33 per cent of Kosovo Serbs polled see further aggravation of interethnic relations as the most threatening factor to stability of Kosovo, says the poll.

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The UNDP Resident Representative Frode Mauring in the press conference of the launch refering to the poll results drew attention to the future challanges saying:

“While clarity on status may help in the long term; in the short term the challenges of unemployment and poverty will stay here.”  

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The poll contains other relevant questions related to security, political situation, economic situation and the people’s perceptions about corruption.

Source: UNDP

N.B:: The poll was conducted between the end of December and beginning of January. The sample comprised 1,280 respondents of whom 804 Kosovo Albanians, 230 Kosovo Serbs, and 246 persons belonging to other communities.