Friday, July 14, 2006

Kosova (Kosovo) status issue heats up

Kosovar and Serbian media have reported on the Security Council meetings on Kosova (Kosovo)'s status, with varying views and perspectives. The Prime Minister of Serbia says he is encouraged by the talks in New York and Washington that he had. Many Serbian commentators on B92 don't approve of his statements and Albanians are indignated by his reference to the Kosovar Albanians as an "aggressive ethnic group."

Our man in Tirana writes about the opposition protest rally in Albania and provides us with some cool pictures.

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UN To Call High-Level Kosovo Status Talks This Month
Voice of America -
By Peter Heinlein. UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari briefed a Security Council session Thursday on his efforts to determine Kosovo's future status. Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu and Serbian Prime Minister ...
Russia challenges UN power to impose Kosovo rulingWashington Post

Albania Renews Agreement With IMF
Houston Chronicle -
By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated Press Writer. TIRANA, Albania — Albania on Friday renewed an International Monetary Fund agreement to provide US$24.7 million (euro19.5 million) over three years to help the Balkan countries economy. ...

Bosnia rules to revoke mujahideen citizenships
By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (14/07/06). The Bosnian government is bringing to a close five months of work reviewing how some 1,500 people - most of them fighters who came to Bosnia from ...

European Liberals Back Croatia In Bid To Join EU
Journal of Turkish Weekly -
Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on Wednesday received a delegation of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) members of the European Parliament, who expressed their support for Croatia's efforts to join the European Union. ...

Montenegro Campaign Under Way
Prensa Latina -
Podgorica, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for legislative elections has begun in Montenegro and will run until September 8, two days before the voting, President Filip Vujanovic announced. The 81 deputies ...

Serbia charges 10 for helping Mladic
United Press International -
BELGRADE, Serbia, July 14 (UPI) -- Belgrade's municipal prosecutors have filed charges against 10 persons for helping Bosnian Serb war crime suspect Ratko Mladic evade arrest. The charges claim the 10 persons ...
EU could resume Serbia membership talks without Mladic arrest JURIST

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