Monday, February 19, 2007

Elections in Albania good, but with technical problems


Bosnian Franciscan monk Tomislav Tomicic cleans dust from an ancient book in the library, at the remote monastery of St Anto, above the Bosnian town of Fojnica, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007. As the only sect to have maintained an existence in the Balkans for over 700 years, the Bosnian Franciscans call them the guardians of Balkan history. The monastery, which has survived regional turmoil from the arrival of the Ottoman Empire to the Balkan wars of the 1990s, holds books and relics that explain history of the region. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

No Realistic Alternative To UN Kosovo Plan - Deputy UN Envoy Open this result in new window
Nasdaq - Feb 19 3:53 AM

VIENNA (AP)--There is "no realistic alternative" to a U.N. proposal that would put Kosovo on the road to eventual independence, a senior U.N. official said in an interview published Monday before a contentious final round of talks on the province's future status.

Ahtisaari To Brief OSCE On Kosovo Plan Open this result in new window

Radio Free Europe: Radio Library - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago

February 19, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The UN's special envoy for Kosovo, Martti Ahtisaari, is scheduled to brief the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on February 20.

EU should offer Serbia membership-Kosovo deal: Bildt Open this result in new window

Eu Business - Feb 19 3:30 AM

(VIENNA ) - The European Union should offer Serbia an opportunity to join the bloc if it accepts a UN plan on the future status of Kosovo, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has told an Austrian newspaper.

Albania vote seen as a test of democracy Open this result in new window

UPI - Feb 18 8:23 AM

Elections in Albania Sunday were being seen as much a poll of the Balkan nation's move toward Democracy as a vote on local officials. United States and ...

3 Croatian Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria
Business Portal 24 (press release) - 5 hours ago
The men were from Croatia, according to a senior security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

Sofia Echo - 1 hour ago
The country’s jurisdiction was among the areas critisised by the EU before Bulgaria’s accession to the union and was subjected to monitoring.

Macedonian customs officials seize more than 33 kg of heroin People's Daily Online

Right time to promote Macedonia in EU is 2008-2009
Focus News -
8 hours ago
The real time to promote Macedonia’s EU bid is between 2008 and 2009, the Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel said in an interview for Utrinski vesnik.

Serbia and Montenegro in planes dispute
B92 - 5 hours ago
In a statement for today’s Graðanski List, Grahovac said that at the moment the state union of Serbia and Montenegro was formed, the airport near Podgorica housed a significantly larger number of aircraft than is the case at present, saying this should ...

Judge in Djindjic murder trial in Serbia concerned over messages ...
International Herald Tribune - 2 hours ago
BELGRADE, Serbia: The presiding judge in the trial over Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic's assassination said Monday she has received messages to her cell phone that made her "very upset.

Milosevic's militia commander convicted of political murders in Serbia

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