Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kosovo: Speak up, Europe

[OPINION] Kosovo: Speak up, Europe
dtt-net - 49 minutes ago
Official pronouncement of United States of America that independence for Kosovo is the only solution and that it will be recognized by Washington even if there will not be a UN SC resolution to open up the door for UN’s Special Envoy Mr.

SocGen buys 75 pct of Albania's Banka Popullore
Reuters - 8 hours ago
PA: Quote, Profile, Research) has bought a 75 percent stake in Albania's Banka Popullore for an undisclosed amount, further boosting SocGen's position in the fast-growing southern European markets.
Societe Generale acquires 75 pct of Banka Popullore in Albania Forbes

Credit continues to grow in Albania
Southeast European Times - Apr 18, 2007
Credit growth in Albania continues to stay strong, increasing by 55% in 2006, according to the Bank of Albania. About 1.5 billion euros in loans last year supported the Albanian economy, especially small and medium enterprises.
Croatia and Hungary left in shock
CNN International - 3 hours ago
Croatia's Football Association (HNS) president Vlatko Markovic has come under heavy pressure from both the government and his aides while the media in Hungary described the outcome as "a slap in the face" and "nullification" on Thursday.
Croatia shocked at Euro 2012 finals snub B92
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Metro Toronto
Croatia's Olympic champion Kostelic quits skiing
Brisbane Times - 5 hours ago
Croatia's Olympic ski champion, 25-year-old Janica Kostelic, announced on Thursday that she was retiring from competitive skiing, due to long-standing health problems.
Kostelic announces end of carrer France24

Balkan presidents to focus on energy at summit in Macedonia
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
OHRID, Macedonia: Balkan heads of state gather at a Macedonian resort town Friday to push collective energy security against a backdrop of growing power shortages that could hamper the region's efforts to catch up economically with the rest of Europe.

Massive extinction of white-head eagles in Macedonia
Makfax - 3 hours ago
... for protection of these rare birds found another six today, Makfax's correspondent reported. The latest massive deaths cut the number of this species by a half, as the latest survey showed that as many as 40 of white-head eagles existed in Macedonia.

Privatisation Row Puts Montenegro Coalition Under Strain
BIRN - Apr 18, 2007
Montenegro’s ruling coalition has been shaken by a growing dispute over the privatisation of the nation’s remaining assets.

The Observer Blog
Romania suspends President Basescu
Guardian Unlimited - 57 minutes ago
The crisis threatens Romania's chances of reaping quick benefits from its new EU membership. Without effective government, the country may struggle to meet the EU's requirements on structural and anti-corruption reform or to absorb billions of euros in ...
Romania to honor Israeli professor killed at Virginia Tech
Ha'aretz - Apr 18, 2007
Romanian-born Israeli professor Liviu Librescu, who was among the 32 victims on Monday in the Virginia Tech shooting, was posthumously honored in Romania on Wednesday. Romanian President Traian Basescu awarded the highest national decoration for his ...
Professor’s Violent Death Came Where He Sought Peace New York Times

Third Party in Crotia-Slovenia Border Dispute
Journal of Turkish Weekly - 9 hours ago
The Committee's progress report on Croatia was very positive, but was somewhat overshadowed by the fact that some amendments to it, mentioning the possibility of arbitration in case Croatia and Slovenia failed to settle their border issue bilaterally, ...
Ten arrested over Turkey murders
BBC News -
1 hour ago
Ten people have been arrested in Turkey in connection with the murder of three Protestant Christians who had their throats slit on Wednesday.
Three killed in attack on Bible publishing house in Turkey Southeast European Times

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