A phrase that I keep hearing nowadays from Kosovo Albanians is "integrating the Serbs". It gives me the creeps. It is always mentioned in the context of one of the present Serb protests against the independence and as such it sounds like beating the Serbs into obedience.
Integrating always seems to concern the Serbs north of the Ibar. This is rather illogical. It is the Serbs south of the Ibar who will be most eager to integrate - when offered the opportunity. They live surrounded by Albanians and have little choice but to make the best of it. If they could be seduced to work closer with their Albanian neighbours the Serbs north of the Ibar would get more relaxed about living in Kosovo (allthough I keep believing that partition is the better option).
Integrating could also be done by removing the obstacles to their full participation in daily life in Kosovo. But I haven't seen any gesture since 17 februari. It would have been easy for Kosovo's government to make a real gesture. They might appoint some extra judges to handle the Serb property claims that stay forever in court. Or they might lay the first stone for the rebuilding of some destroyed Serb church. But we haven't seen any such gesture; only empty rethorics, threats and even the occasional nasty gesture.