The day has come and from today onward, Kosovo is proud, independent and freeRussia seeks U.N. meeting on Kosovo Feb 18, 2008
From this day onwards, Kosovo is proud, independent and freeU.S. to recognize Kosovo's independence Feb 17, 2008
There are some procedures we need to respect and some consultationsKosovo ready to declare independence Jan 25, 2008
We need a soft landing on this issue or we'll have a hard crashWest calls on Kosovo leader to stay calm Nov 20, 2007
The people of my country did not arrive at the decision to declare their independence lightly or in a political vacuumPrime minister: Time to recognize Kosovo Aug 17, 2010
Hashim Thaçi ( ( listen); born 24 April 1968) is the Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo, the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), and former political leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
Thaçi was born in Srbica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, modern day Kosovo. He studied philosophy and history at the University of Pristina. During his university years, he was an Albanian student leader and the first student president of the parallel Albanian University of Pristina that broke off in 1989 (and organized in the early 1990s) from the official University due to Kosovar Albanians' protest of Slobodan Milošević's new imposed status of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija.
By 1993, Thaçi joined the Albanian political émigré group in Switzerland, where he also pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Zurich in the departments of history and international relations. There he became one of the founders of the People's Movement of Kosovo (LPK).