Serbian president rejects UN Kosovo plan

The Serbian president on Friday rejected a UN plan for Kosovo, saying it "opens the possibility of independence" for the breakaway province. Boris Tadic received the draft proposal during a meeting Friday with its author, UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari. "I told Mr. Ahtisaari that Serbia and I, as its president, will never accept Kosovo's independence," Tadic said in a statement. The proposal "does not explicitly mention independence for Kosovo, but it also does not mention territorial integrity of Serbia," the president said. "That fact alone, as well as some other provisions, opens the possibility for Kosovo's independence."