Thursday, March 22, 2007

UN Envoy Recommends Independence for Kosovo


Kosovo Albanians walk past the ruins of the former communist reception building in the national park near the capital Pristina March 21, 2007. The building was bombed during the 1999 NATO bombing campaign. The United Nations is expected to rule within months whether the Albanian majority province can win independence from Serbia. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

U.N. Mediator Calls for Kosovo Independence Open this result in new window

Washington Post - Mar 21 7:16 AM

UNITED NATIONS, March 20 -- A senior U.N. mediator has proposed that U.N.-administered Kosovo be granted independence, setting the stage for a diplomatic showdown between Russia and the West over the fate of Serbia's troubled ethnic Albanian province.
UN Envoy Recommends Independence for Kosovo
FOX News - 1 hour ago
PRISTINA, Serbia - The UN special envoy for Kosovo has recommended internationally supervised independence for Serbia's breakaway province, a Western official told the Associated Press Thursday.
UN envoy calls for Kosovo's independence from Serbia International Herald Tribune

US Believes an Independent Kosovo Would Not Set Precedent
Media Newswire (press release) - 21 minutes ago
Washington -- The United States believes that if Kosovo is separated from Serbia under a UN plan, the move would not set a precedent for other breakaway regions, particularly the “frozen conflicts” near the boundaries of the former Soviet Union.
Bulgaria - Important Deciding Factor of Kosovo's Status - 1 hour ago
Bulgaria will support any accepted decision about the Kosovo's status, considering the EU position and UN Security Council, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Stanishev.

Gruesome details emerge in Serbian mass grave cover up of Kosovo ...
International Herald Tribune - 2 hours ago
The latest evidence to emerge about atrocities during the Kosovo war hurts Serbia in its attempt to retain the southern in the face of a UN plan unveiled last month that proposes supervised statehood for the predominantly ethnic Albanian territory.

Rehn warns of 'chaos' in Kosovo if UN plan fails - 4 hours ago
The author of the proposal , UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari is to submit the plan to the UN Security Council before the end of the month, which will take the final decision on Kosovo's status. A version of Ahtisaari's final report on Kosovo's status ...
Kosovo : Rehn s'inquiète d'un éventuel 'chaos
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French foreign minister visits Kosovo
International Herald Tribune - 7 hours ago
Philippe Douste-Blazy is set to meet Kosovo's Prime Minister Agim Ceku and President Fatmir Sejdiu before heading to Serbia's capital, Belgrade, for talks with officials there.

US Troops Start Using Bulgaria’s Bases In The Autumn Of 2007
Mediafax - 4 hours ago
Nearly 200 US soldiers will arrive in Bulgarian aviation bases Novo Selo and Bezmer to test the joint usage of military facilities in Bulgaria and Romania, US ambassador to Bulgaria, John Beyrle said, Sofia Echo news agency reported online.

Sportnews Ajansspor
Greece and Turkey focus on football not on the politics
Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours ago
ATHENS, March 22 (Reuters) - The coaches of joint Euro Group C leaders Greece and Turkey have avoided pep talks that include politics ahead of the arch-rivals' clash on Saturday in a bid to keep players focused on the task at hand: victory.

UMD concerned at Greece's treatment of Macedonian minority
Makfax - 2 hours ago
The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring to her attention some concerns regarding Greece’s treatment of minorities and its relations with its neighboring country of Macedonia.

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