Kosovo Gets National Anthem

The Kosovo Assembly adopted Kosovo’s first national anthem at a special session on Wednesday (11 June).

Seventy-two deputies voted in favour, 15 against and there were five abstentions.

The new anthem coded “Europe” was composed by a Kosovan composer, Mendi Mengjiqi, and is a melody without lyrics.

The session, which started at 0912 gmt, was broadcast live by Kosovo public broadcaster RTK TV. The session ended at 0928 gmt.

Originally published by RTK TV, Pristina, in Albanian 0912 11 Jun 08.

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