Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Kosovo's prime minister urges U.N. Security Council to endorse independence plan


A monument to Kosovo Albanian guerrillas killed during the 1998-99 war is seen in Serbia's southern province, in the village of Morina, 50 km (30 miles) northwest of the Kosovo capital Pristina, April 3, 2007. The U.N. Security Council opens debate on Tuesday on a Western-backed plan to grant the Albanian majority province independence under international supervision. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

De Hoop Scheffer: Security Council will come to "just conclusion ...
Southeast European Times, MD - 1 hour ago
NATO's secretary general and the members of the North Atlantic Council were in Kosovo Monday, one day ahead of the first formal Security Council discussions on the province's future status.
Kosovo's prime minister urges UN Security Council to endorse ...
International Herald Tribune
UN Security Council To Discuss Kosovo RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Sergey Lavrov: We should not draw parallels between Kosovo and ...
PanARMENIAN.Net - 2 hours ago
Net/ “We should not draw parallels between Kosovo and the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and generally there are no similar two conflicts in the world,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated to a joint press conference with RA Acting Foreign ...


By Vladimir Socor

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

On March 30 in Brussels, the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union’s 27 member countries showed for the first time some cracks in the EU’s common front regarding conflict resolution in Kosovo. The EU collectively, as well as the United States and NATO, seek to finalize Kosovo’s transition to Western-supervised independence.

US diplomat warns of Kosovo violence
B92 -
5 hours ago
"We can't keep going on like this, with Kosovo in limbo. After eight years of rule and administration by the United Nations they deserve more clarity about their future and further delay will destabilize the situation," he said.

Albania: Italians to reconstruct Gjirokastra´s airport
Portalino - 18 hours ago
marcello ha scritto "The Italian government, through a joint project with NATO structures, will undertake a project to rebuild and remodel the Gjirokastra airport in southern Albania. The renovated airport will be used for both civilian and military ...

Greece Announces Anti-hooliganism Measures
Playfuls.com - 38 minutes ago
Greece said it will cease to give tickets to sports supporters clubs on Tuesday as part of anti-hooligan measures following the death of a 22-year-old soccer fan last week, prompting the suspension of all team sports league matches for two weeks.

Diplomatic Diary: Greece, Bulgaria to open border crossings
Southeast European Times - 1 hour ago
Greece plans to invest over 200m euros to build three new border crossings with Bulgaria, at Komotini-Makaza, Xanthi-Rudozem and Kyprinos-Ivailovgrad.

Macedonian culture minister resigns over banning Tito play People's Daily Online
Macedonian minister quits over banned Tito play Javno.hr

Basescu due in Macedonia soon
Makfax - 1 hour ago
The visit of the Romanian President gains additional importance given the fact the Bucharest is very likely to host the NATO Summit in 2008, from which Macedonia expects to receive a membership invitation, says the announcement of the Macedonian ...

Romania Political Row Worries EU Officials
Playfuls.com - 36 minutes ago
EU officials will be visiting Romania probably later this month to check out what progress has been made in fighting organized crime and corruption.
Major government reshuffle in Romania EurActiv.com
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Pipeline to pump oil from Romania to Italy
ImediNews - 32 minutes ago
The 818-mile long pipeline is to transfer crude oil, including oil from Russia and other countries bordering the Caspian Sea, from the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, via Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia to the Italian northern Adriatic port ...
Southeast European Oil Pipeline Deal Signed RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Five southern Europe states agree on oil pipeline construction RIA Novosti
International Herald Tribune - EurofundingMag
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Letter from Romania: Romania's stormy welcome to the European club
International Herald Tribune - 3 hours ago
While Romania was still putting its best face forward in order to gain EU entry - something Brussels confirmed only weeks before the Jan. 1 accession - its politicians were happy to promote people like Monica Macovei, the independent 48-year-old lawyer ...

Turkey's 2006 growth surpasses projections
Southeast European Times - 1 hour ago
Official figures released on Monday (April 2nd) showed that Turkey's real GDP growth reached 6.1% in 2006, well above the 5% forecast for the fifth year since the devastating financial crisis of 2001.
Press Review Turkish Press

Serbia is protecting Mladić and Karadžić”
B92, Serbia - 3 hours ago
“The pair now enjoys the protection of various civilian and intelligence services in Serbia. The assumption is that some evidence better never surface and face justice since no one can say with certainty what Mladić might tell the court,” Kandić told ...

Serbia Seizes Heroin On Train From Turkey
Post Chronicle - 22 hours ago
Serbian police have arrested a man on suspicion he tried to import 10.5 pounds of heroin hidden in an international train from Turkey. ...

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