Monday, April 16, 2007

Rohan: Kosovo to become independent until summer

Serb PM says UN assessment mission in Kosovo is first step toward ...
International Herald Tribune - 23 minutes ago
BELGRADE, Serbia: Serbia's prime minister expressed Monday his belief that a visit to Kosovo and Serbia by a UN assessment mission will lead to what he called "real" talks on the future of Kosovo. Vojislav Kostunica said in a statement that the arrival ...

Rohan: Kosovo to become independent until summer
Makfax - 2 hours ago
Kosovo will gain independency, but a supervised one, especially in terms of Serbian community protection. Albert Rohan, deputy of the UN Secretary General's special envoy for Kosovo status, told this to Zagreb's daily "Jutarnju List".

Kosovo six trial continues today
B92 - 7 hours ago
THE HAGUE -- The Hague trial of former president Milan Milutinović and five co-defendants charged with war crimes in Kosovo continues today. As one of its last witnesses, the prosecution will call Shaun Byrnes, former head of the US diplomatic mission ...
Kosovo: privatization to be concluded within the year - 49 minutes ago
Proshtinë, 16 April 2007 - According to the KTA Deputy Director, Ahmet Shala, some 300 purchase contracts signed between the Kosovo Trust Agency (KTA) and the new owners of "Socially Owned Enterprise"s (SOEs) have been concluded since January 2005.

Fifteen days to see the Balkans
Penticton Western - 23 hours ago
One of Europe’s most popular tour suppliers has a very interesting 15-day tour titled Grand Tour of the Balkans. This encompasses the countries of Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.

Earthquake shakes central Albania, sparks panic
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
TIRANA, Albania: An earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale shook central Albania, sparking panic among the population who feared aftershocks, the Seismological Institute said Monday.

Albania to Construct Natural Gas Terminals (16/04/2007) - 5 hours ago
The Albanian government approved a feasibility study for the construction of natural gas terminals and their relevant infrastructure near Fieri District in Southwest Albania, local media report. Albania also plans the construction of Hydro Power Plants ...

Sydney Morning Herald
Serbs fear Croatia would kill accused
The West Australian - 6 hours ago
Mr Vasiljkovic, 52, has been in Parklea jail in Sydney for the past 15 months and is wanted by Croatia for war crimes, including murder and torture, against the Croatian people between 1991 and 1993.
Australian Serbs vow to defend war crimes suspect Washington Post

Croatia Charges Ex-Lawmaker With War Crimes in Serbs' Deaths
Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
Croatia began entry talks with the European Union in 2005. The country's judicial system, including its record on human rights and the status of returning refugees, is expected to be one of the more difficult chapters in the accession talks.

Turkish Press
Macedonia minister 'watched police killings'
CNN International - 4 hours ago
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Macedonia's interior minister watched from behind a wall as police allegedly rampaged through a Macedonian village in 2001, killing seven ethnic Albanian men, abusing dozens more and torching and blowing up houses, ...
Albanians in Macedonia: ICTY Hears Case UNPO
Macedonia pair begin Hague trial BBC News

Macedonia political landscape continues to shift
Southeast European Times -
1 hour ago
Almost all of the political parties in Macedonia have held congresses and elected new leaderships, while several smaller political groupings have been forced off the map -- in part due to a new law setting a higher membership threshold.
Protests over attack on Vreme journalist
Makfax - 8 hours ago
This will be a protest "against the policy that turned Serbia into a society that bans the freedom of expression and a society in which each individual should fear about his own life because of his personal stance.
Grenade Attack Shocks Serbia Inter Press Service (subscription)
Media watchdog condemns bombing of home of Serbian journalist International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune - Gulf News - Monsters and

EU urges Serbia to form new government so EU talks can resume
Monsters and - 38 minutes ago
'I seriously appeal to the leaders of the democratic forces in Serbia to cooperate and now form a new government as soon as possible so that we can consider resuming the negotiations on the SAA and thus pave the way for Serbia towards the EU,' Rehn ...
EU urges Serbia to form new government 3 months after elections International Herald Tribune

Slovenia's president seeks meaning of life - 6 hours ago
Janez Drnovsek's self-help books have won admiration from many, including Brigitte Bardot, but the veteran leader's eccentricity is embarrassing some in Slovenia as the tiny Alpine state seeks a role in the European mainstream.

Slovenia Makes it among Advanced Economies in IMF Report
Slovenia Business Week - 7 hours ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ranked Slovenia among advanced economies in its world economic outlook in what is the first time ever.

Think-Tank: Slovenia Is Advanced Economy Thanks to Euro
Slovenia Business Week - 7 hours ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) placed Slovenia among advanced economies in its 2006 economic report mainly because all countries of the eurozone belong to the group, Maja Bednas of the Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (IMAD), ...

Registration opens in Turkey's presidential poll
Scotsman - 5 hours ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's presidential election race officially began on Monday, but the ruling AK Party is expected to wait at least until Wednesday before saying whether it is proposing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate.

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