Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Serbia's new parliament expected to reject UN plan for Kosovo

Monday Morning
Kosovo Police Chief Fired Over Clashes
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
PRISTINA, Serbia -- Kosovo's top UN official on Wednesday fired the police commissioner after weekend clashes between police and ethnic Albanian protesters led to the deaths of two people.

The Balkans' Journey of Transformation
BusinessWeek - 17 hours ago
by Zoran Pajic. Western Balkan countries are only just embarking on a journey to transformation, a process that must affect all walks of life, not least some stubborn old attitudes.

EU: Albania trade deal to go before EU ministers (subscription) - 1 hour ago
EU ministers have been asked to approve a drinks-focused trade deal negotiated by the European Commission and Albania. Under a special annex on wines, a quota of duty-free Albanian sparkling and still wine imports will enter the EU each year.

Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania Ok Trans-Balkan oil pipeline
Portalino - 3 hours ago
This is the beginning of the project's realization for the construction of an oil pipeline from Bulgaria's seaside city Burgas and Albania's city Vlora. The pipeline will transport the Caspian oil to West Europe and the US.

EU chides Croatia leader for Italy massacre remark
Reuters AlertNet - 2 hours ago
"Relations between Italy and Croatia are generally very friendly and we would hope that this good relationship could apply also for discussions of events which are painful to both sides," Hansen said.

Journal of Turkish Weekly
Journal of Turkish Weekly - 35 minutes ago
A relatively small portion of Croatia's population lives below the poverty line, and poverty can be uprooted with faster creation of jobs and with improving the adequacy and effectiveness of social safety nets.

Sofia Echo - 2 hours ago
Bulgaria ranks 103rd in trade freedom and 23rd in fiscal freedom. The freedom from the government index puts Bulgaria at the 100th position, which means that the state expenditure is high in Bulgaria, 40 per cent of the GDP.

Scheffer says Macedonia made great progress, but much remains to ...
Makfax - 34 minutes ago
NATO's Secretary General, Jaap De Hoop Scheffer, stated that Macedonia has accomplished a lot in terms of meeting the standards necessary for membership in the Alliance, adding however, that much work lies ahead for the country.

My criticism of reforms in Macedonia was not severe
Focus News - 3 hours ago
My tone was not harsh but real, the EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said in regard to his criticism of Macedonia, which he made in Skopje.

Monday Morning
Serbia's new parliament expected to reject UN plan for Kosovo
International Herald Tribune - 6 hours ago
Serbia lost control over Kosovo in 1999 when NATO bombing halted a Serb crackdown on the ethnic Albanian separatists and turned the province into a UN protectorate.
Serbia expected to reject UN Kosovo plan Ireland Online
Serbia Dismisses Kosovo Secession Plan
AINA - International Herald Tribune
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War crimes prosecutor criticizes EU, NATO for softening sanctions ...
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
BRUSSELS, Belgium: The chief prosecutor of the UN war crimes tribunal criticized the EU and NATO on Monday for allowing Serbia to edge closer to membership despite its failure to apprehend suspects responsible for the bloodshed in former Yugoslavia.
Del Ponte warns EU against resuming cooperation talks with Serbia Monsters and

Romania to pay car owners to junk old vehicles, buy new ones
Budapest Business Journal - 2 hours ago
The government will give 3000 lei each to owners of 16500 cars to help them buy vehicles that meet stricter emissions standards, Environment Minister Sulfina Barbu said today at a press conference in Romania's capital, Bucharest. „Romania is among the ...

Turkey confirms oil work in Mediterranean - 1 hour ago
If such a thing happens, it will be discussed; this is a technical issue. Diplomacy is one of the instruments that can be used to resolve such issues, Guler said.
Turkey Plans Oil, Gas Exploration in Eastern Med (14/02/2007)

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