Thursday, February 15, 2007

NATO urges Serbia to cooperate with Kosovo plan


A Serbian woman holds pictures of Radovan Karadzic and Vojislav Seselj during a protest against a U.N. proposal for Kosovo's future in front of the National Assembly building in Belgrade, February 15, 2007. Serbia's newly elected parliament voted late Wednesday against a U.N. plan on the future of its breakaway province of Kosovo as a violation of the country's territorial integrity. U.N. envoy Martti Ahtisaari presented his plan to Belgrade and Pristina on February 2 after almost a year of fruitless negotiations between the two sides. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic (SERBIA)

Serbian Parliament Rejects U.N. Kosovo Plan Open this result in new window

Washington Post - Feb 15 3:06 AM

BELGRADE, Feb. 14 -- Serbia's parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a U.N. plan that would give virtual independence to the breakaway province of Kosovo.

UN caught between Serbian hardliners and Albanian separatists over Kosovo's push for independence. Open this result in new window

Guardian Unlimited - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago

If it continues trying to please everyone over Kosovo, the UN could end up helping no one, says Mark Tran.

NATO urges Serbia to cooperate with Kosovo plan
Reuters AlertNet - 4 hours ago
PRISTINA, Serbia, Feb 15 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer appealed to Serbia on Thursday to engage constructively in a United Nations-led process leading to independence for its province of Kosovo.

Amnesty International on human rights in Serbia and Kosovo - 6 hours ago
Sian Jones, researcher for Amnesty International in Serbia and Kosovo explains the NGO's position on the human-rights situation in the two Balkan countries.

Albania condemns violence in Kosovo
People's Daily Online - 16 hours ago
Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha on Wednesday condemned the weekend's violence in Pristina, but assured Kosovo's government of his country's unwavering support for it.

Croatia says EU comment in killings row one-sided Reuters AlertNet
Croatia criticizes EU over dispute with Italy International Herald Tribune

Bulgaria unhappy with 'arbitrary' EU corruption monitoring - 1 hour ago
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - New EU member Bulgaria is grumpy about the continued monitoring by the European Commission of its corruption levels, proposing the creation of EU-wide measuring standards in a bid to show that much of its sleazy image is mere ...

Macedonia won’t change its name under Greece’s
Focus News - 2 hours ago
“The Republic of Macedonia won’t change its name in such a way, under pressure and blackmailing. Just on the contrary, I think that the right way to reach a final solution is the continuation of the UN talks and no such impediments should be tolerated, ...

In principle Macedonia EU entry talks may start in 2008
MRT online - 9 hours ago
Launching of Macedonia's talks for the European Union membership depends on the country's reforms process. In principle the accession talks may start in 2008, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel told to a group of Macedonian journalists on ...

Slovenia reacts to ECRI report
B92 - 2 hours ago
Slovenia responed to the Third ECRI (European Commission against Racism and Intolerance) report with a statement saying that although the report suggest that in some respects protection standards for asylum seekers have even fallen below the ...

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