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New report warns of rising conflict fears in Kosovo

A report entitled Still Time to Act: Rising Conflict Fears in Kosovo, published in October 2012 by Saferworld, points to a serious decline in public perceptions of safety and security in the country. The report indicates how tensions in Northern Kosovo have an impact on security perceptions and argues that divides between Pristina and the North have widened. The survey points out that, while across all ethnic groups fears of violent conflict resuming in the next five years have increased, more than 50% of respondents believe that a special status for Northern Kosovo would affect security negatively.