Monday, January 29, 2007

Self-determination in the Balkans
Serbia offers ‘internalautonomy’to Kosovo
Peninsula On-line - 40 minutes ago
BELGRADE • Serbia is offering “internal independence” to the Albanian majority of Kosovo under a deal to preserve a symbolic “membrane of Serbian sovereignty” around the breakaway province, a senior Serb official said yesterday.
Kosovo: A No-Win Situation for Russia World Politics Watch

NATO urges Kosovo's Balkan neighbors to support Ahtisaari status ...
Pravda - 8 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer urged Kosovo's Balkan neighbors to back the proposals by UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari on the future of Serbia's breakaway province which are expected to be presented in the region this week.

Agreement signed with UNESCO for restoring cultural sites in Kosovo
International Herald Tribune - 7 hours ago
The deal defines guidelines for UN authorities in Kosovo and the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for work to preserve two mosques, a Turkish bathhouse, three Orthodox churches and a monastery.
Agreement Signed For Preservation Of Kosovo's Heritage

Kosovo's Ceku meets with Contact Group representatives, urges patience
Southeast European Times - 6 hours ago
"We should be patient until we get the package in our hands and then we will be sure of its contents," Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku said, voicing expectations that the status plan will be a positive one.

RFI: France Says Kosovo Status Plan Balanced
Focus News - 3 hours ago
UN diplomat Martti Ahtisaari's roadmap for the future of Kosovo seems balanced, France’s Foreign Ministry announced calling on Belgrade and Pristina to play a constructive role in the coming consultations.
The Independent: UN Plan for Kosovo Promises Focus News
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FM Believes Stability Would Facilitate Investment in Kosovo
Slovenia Business Week - 8 hours ago
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel said in Ljubljana on Wednesday, 24 January that the situation in Kosovo was "relatively stable, yet fragile" and added that the province needed a clear political situation to facilitate investment.
Self-determination in the Balkans
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - 13 hours ago
IN THE Balkans, the unresolvedissue of Kosovo has dominated the region's modern political affairs and left a bitter taste in the mouth of everyone involved.
Reality Dawns Transitions Online
Kosovo: Divided We Stand, United We Fall? Fistful of Euros

Number of developments in trial of Bulgaria's nurses
Sofia Echo - 14 hours ago
On January 17, however, Justice Minister Georgi Petkanov said that Bulgaria would respect the wish of the nurses and bring back Sheitanov.
Gaddafi's son says medics will not be executed Swissinfo

Reuters: Bulgaria may join ERM-2 before summer - 16 minutes ago
European Union newcomer Bulgaria might join the Exchange Rate Mechanism 2, the two-year currency stability test before an EU country adopts the euro, ahead of the summer, an EU source was quoted as saying Monday by news agency Reuters.

Scheffer - Macedonia is on threshold of membership in NATO
Makfax - 7 hours ago
Scheffer voiced positive opinion on the defense reforms, confirming the assessment of the NATO team that stayed on a several-day visit to Macedonia last week. The Secretary General expressed gratitude for Macedonia's participation in Afghanistan ...
Macedonia’s Stand on Kosovo to be in Concord with UN, EU and NATO ... Focus News
NATO Secretary General: Macedonia’s Government Focus News
Pravda - Makfax - Makfax - International Herald Tribune
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Macedonia could get EU negotiations date in 2008, Slovenia says
Southeast European Times - 6 hours ago
Macedonia should get a date for the start of EU membership negotiations in the first half of 2008, when Slovenia holds the rotating EU presidency, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa told the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week.

Launch of part of project "For European Macedonia"
Makfax - 8 hours ago
The project on informal education "Together for European Macedonia" and the project on reconstruction of the Cvetan Dimov primary school are financed in the framework of co-operation with the Government of the Kingdom of Norway.

Montenegro joins IMF as 185th member Country
Portalino - 12 hours 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 in ...

As Leskovac goes, so goes Serbia
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
LESKOVAC, Serbia: The crumbling factory walls and idle smokestacks that dominate this town are replicated across Eastern Europe, symbols of once-proud industrial centers that fell into decline almost as soon as the Berlin Wall came down.
Romania triumphs over Hungary for the first time in GDP battle - 7 hours ago
Romania left Hungary behind in terms of gross domestic product for the first time ever in 2006. The score was 97 to 89 (billion euros).

Science and Technology: Bill Gates to visit Romania
Southeast European Times - 6 hours ago
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, will visit Romania in early February. Gates will appear at an event marking the launch of a new Microsoft product on the Romanian market.

PM Hosts Traditional Reception for Ambassadors to Slovenia
Slovenia Business Week - 9 hours ago
The EU presidency in the first half of 2008 is the biggest project of independent Slovenia to date and the country is actively preparing for the occasion, Prime Minister Janez Jansa said on Wednesday, 24 January at a traditional reception for ...

Mail & Guardian Online
Turkey reels after killing
Mail & Guardian Online - 15 hours ago
Ogun Samast, alleged to have gunned down the bridge-building ethnic Armenian Turkish journalist Hrant Dink last week, reportedly told investigators he was defending Turkey’s national honour. Instead, Turkey’s honour stands besmirched before an appalled ..

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