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Kosovo city 'most dangerous in Europe', says Holbrooke

LISBON, Feb 19, 2000 -- (Reuters) U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said on Friday the divided Kosovo city of Mitrovica was the most dangerous place in Europe.

"It is very dangerous. It is certainly the most dangerous place in Europe at the moment," Holbrooke said of the city where 11 people have been killed and more than 20 wounded in clashes between ethnic Albanians and Serbs.

Holbrooke, who was on a one-day visit to Portugal, was speaking at a news conference after talks with Portuguese Foreign Minister Jaime Gama whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations spent much of the last decade as Washington's special envoy for the Balkans.




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