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Bishop Artemije

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In anticipation of the proposal that Mr. Martti Ahtisaari is expected to submit in the course of talks about the future status of Kosovo and Metohija, His Grace Bishop of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Artemije sent a letter to the institutions of the European Union and to the Embassies of the European countries in Belgrade. Included with the letter is the map of Europe (attached in this mail).

In this letter, His Grace Bishop Artemije forewarns the European countries of the danger that threatens Europe in the event independence of Kosovo and Metohija is imposed and the consequences that this decision may have on the future of Europe.

With the contents of the letter we also present the list of recipients.

Gracanica Monastery

Sober Up, Europe!

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it;
and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
(Ecclesiastes 10:8)

Respected Madams/Sirs:

For a period of more than 15 years, Europe has been heartily assisting the shredding and disintegration of some European states, the so called "communist creations" (e.g. USSR, SFRY) and all under the motto of "the people's right to self-determination". Europe wishes to administer the grand finale in this process upon Serbia, striving to sever Kosovo and turn it into another Albanian state in the Balkans.

We only desire to remind you, ladies and gentlemen of Europe, that achieving this will not mark the end of a separation process, but rather the beginning of the crumbling of Europe itself. Take a better look at the appended map of Europe. Carry out your own calculations as to how many likely future states can be created in Europe. Your efforts to facilitate the separation of Kosovo from Serbia by assisting secessionists and Jihad proponents, the Kosovo Albanians who have instigated so much evil and terror before your very eyes over the Christians of Kosovo and Metohija during the last seven years, will have a domino effect in Europe and will only convince many similar discontented claimants that terror may be used to achieve political goals, and even help establish their own mini-states. As you are well aware, not a single secession, a change in border or a separation of territory has ever been achieved without blood-shed even if restricted to local clashes. Is Europe ready for new victims in its own house?

Our message, therefore, is: If you succeed to forcibly separate Kosovo from Serbia, a sovereign and democratic European country, start thinking about what Europe will look like in ten years from now.

I wish you wisdom in your efforts to realize a better future for us all.


The Bishop of Ras-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija,

This letter is delivered also to:


  1. Mr. Martin Schulz , Chairman of the PSE Socialist Group
  2. Mr. Trakatellis Antonios, European Parliament, Vice-President
  3. Mr. Poettering Hans-Gert, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats, Chairman
  4. Mrs. Monica Frassoni,Co-Présidente du Groupe VERTS/ALE
  5. Mr. Adamos Adamou , Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left, Member
  6. Mr. Brian Crowley, Union for Europe of the Nations Group, Co-president
  7. Mr. Elmar Brok, Parlement européen
  8. Mrs. Doris Pack,Groupe du Parti populaire européen et des Démocrates européens


  1. Mr. Abdülkadir Ate?, Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee -- Council of Europe
  2. Mr. Konstantin Kosachev,Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly
  3. Mr. Dick Marty, Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
  4. Mr. Andreas Gross, Chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Immunities, Conseil national
  5. Mr. Tony Lloyd, House of Commons, Overseas Office
  6. Mr. Terry Davis, Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l'Europe
  7. Mr. Rene van Der Linden, Président de l'Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe


  1. Mr. Javier Solana, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy,
  2. Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union


  1. Mr. José Manuel Barroso,Président de la Commission européenne - B-1049 Bruxelles


  1. Royal Belgian Embassy
  2. Embassy of the Republic of France
  3. Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  4. Embassy of the Hellenic Republic
  5. Embassy of Finland
  6. Royal Netherlands Embassy
  7. Embassyof the Republic of Italy
  8. Royal Norwegian Embassy
  9. Embassy of the Republic of Poland
  10. Embassy of the Republic of Portugal
  11. Embassy of Romania
  12. Embassy of the Russian Federation
  13. Embassy of the Slovak Republic
  14. Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
  15. Embassy of Spain
  16. Embassy of Switzerland
  17. Embassy of Sweden
  18. Her Britannic Mayesty`s Embassy Belgrade
  19. Embassy of the United States of America
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Posted: 23-Jan-07

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