German official serving with UN Kosovo mission promoted to top post

Mr. Rücker was previously UNMIK’s Deputy Special Representative and Head of the Economic Reconstruction component. He has also held several positions in the German Foreign Ministry.Mr. Rücker would replace Mr. Søren Jessen-Petersen of Denmark, whose term ended earlier this year.The UN has run Kosovo, an Albanian-majority Serbian province, since international forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting.

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