Thursday, January 18, 2007

Elections, Elections
UN envoy poised to recommend ’provisional independence’ for Kosovo ...
Boston Herald - 3 hours ago
BRUSSELS, Belgium - European Union officials and diplomats in Belgium expect a UN mediator to recommend limited sovereignty for Serbia’s breakaway province of Kosovo that could eventually lead to full independence for the region, a UN protectorate ...

US Seeks Pro-Europe Outcome for Serbia Election, Kosovo Ruling
Washington File - 51 minutes ago
Washington - The United States would like to see pro-European political parties defeat nationalists in Serbia’s elections January 21, which will be followed by an international decision on Kosovo’s future status, a senior US diplomat says.

Kosovo Government adopts agenda for EU partnership - 6 hours ago
Prishtina, 18 January 2007 - The Government of Kosovo adopted yesterday an action plan for European partnership, which foresees regular meetings of ministers to discuss the European integration agenda.

Nationalism on Balkans is like cheap alcohol: Fried
Makfax - 9 hours ago
Nationalism is like cheap alcohol, first it makes you drunk, then it makes you blind, then it kills you, said high-ranking US official Daniel Fried, on the occasion of the upcoming elections in Serbia.

Election campaign in Albania started
Makfax - 5 hours ago
The campaign for local elections in Albania to be held on 18 February officially started on Thursday. As reported by Makfax's correspondent, largest opposition and ruling parties are finishing their agreements with coalition partners.

Macedonia requested extradition of Cocorovska
Makfax - 9 hours ago
Necessary extradition documents were handed over to the Ministry of Justice of Serbia, in accordance with the Law on Criminal Procedure and provisions of the Agreement between Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro on legal assistance in civil ...

Montenegro joins the International Monetary Fund and World Bank
CBC News - 13 minutes ago
"Montenegro is claiming its place as a respected member of the global community of nations, and it is demonstrating its commitment to meet the responsibilities and reap the benefits of international cooperation," IMF chief Rodrigo de Rato said.

Voice of America
Serbia’s Fateful Choice
Council on Foreign Relations - 54 minutes ago
The endgame for Kosovo’s final status and, to some extent, the closing chapter on the late 20th-century’s Balkan wars, begins with Serbia’s parliamentary elections (ElectionGuide) on January 21. UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari is waiting until after ...
Fate of Kosovo looms large over Serbia election MSNBC
West urges Serbia to vote for European future Southeast European Times

Jurnalul National
Row threatens Romania coalition
BBC News - 5 hours ago
Romania is in the grip of a political storm as relations between President Traian Basescu and his prime minister hit rock bottom.

Angus Reid Global Monitor
The Turkey Question: The EU and the Concept of Borders
Brussels Journal - 1 hour ago
The acceptance speech made last Sunday by Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s Interior Minister and now Union pour un Mouvement Populaire presidential candidate, has attracted considerable attention for its references to Turkey’s European future.

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