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German Envoy Is Made Kosovo's New U.N. Chief

January 22, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Veteran German diplomat Michael Steiner was named the United Nations' new administrator of Kosovo, replacing Hans Haekkerup, a former Danish defense minister who had served in the post since January 2001.

The U.N. took control of the Serbian province in June 1999 after a 78-day NATO-led bombing campaign against Yugoslavia to halt a crackdown on ethnic Albanians.

Steiner quit as Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's foreign policy advisor in November after he was accused of insulting an army officer on a flight from Asia and demanding caviar.

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