Wednesday, April 04, 2007

US Supports Internationally Supervised Independence for Kosovo
US Supports Internationally Supervised Independence for Kosovo
Voice of America - 40 minutes ago
The top US envoy for final status talks on the Serbian province of Kosovo says he fully supports the UN-administered region's independence, under supervision of the international community.
UN Security Council expects draft resolution on Kosovo end of April Monsters and

Ahtisaari given 'mission impossible' in Kosovo: Bulgarian PM Open this result in new window
AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 04 7:07 AM

UN chief mediator Martti Ahtisaari was given a "mission impossible" on finding a solution to the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo, Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev said Wednesday.

U.N. Envoy Meets With Security Council Over Kosovo Independence Open this result in new window

New York Times - Apr 03 8:38 PM

The proposal on the table would give Kosovo de facto nationhood, with its own civic institutions, army, constitution and flag.

U.S. supports independence for Kosovo Open this result in new window

AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 03 8:27 PM

The U.N. Security Council tackled the contentious issue of Kosovo's future status for the first time late Tuesday, with the U.S. and key European nations strongly supporting eventual independence and Russia sympathetic to keeping the province part of Serbia.

Sitel: Macedonia won’t be affected by events in Kosovo
Focus News -
3 hours ago
“The events in Kosovo won’t affect Macedonia”, leader of the ethnic Albanian party Democratic Union for Integration /DUI/ said in an interview with the Greek newspaper Kathimerini cited by the Macedonian television Sitel.

Parallel Institutions Afect Rule of Law in Kosovo - 6 hours ago
The continued existence of parallel structures in Kosovo in several public sector areas has a direct impact on the rights of individuals and the rule of law, concludes a new human rights report from the OSCE Mission in Kosovo.

Dodik: Decision on Kosovo will affect situation in BiH and RS
Makfax - 2 hours ago
The decision on the final status of Kosovo will cause "a new reality and a new situation" in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and in Republika Srpska (RS), said RS's Premier Milorad Dodik.

The Balkans: Iraq Jobs
Global Voices Online - 2 hours ago
Neretva River reports on an American firm recruiting the unemployed in the Balkans “to carry out various jobs assisting the US military in Iraq in fields of work ranging from truck driving to engineering”: “One 22 year old prospective KBR employ noted ...

Gumball 3000 Rally adds Albania
China Post - 17 hours ago
The Gumball 3000 Rally -- the celebrity-packed, high-speed dash across Europe in a variety of souped-up vehicles -- will include Albania in its route this year, as organizers attempt to help the tiny Balkan country promote tourism.
Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy initiate oil pipeline deal
dtt-net - 6 hours ago
COM)- Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy and the European Commission signed in Zagreb a declaration on the Pan-European Oil Pipeline (PEOP), aimed at supplying oil from the Caspian region to the EU.

Bulgaria’s trade with Croatia has increased 26 times for the last ...
Focus News - 1 hour ago
Stanishev heads a 35-member business delegation to Croatia. The Bulgarian Prime Minister pointed to the increase of the trade between Bulgaria and Croatia, but added that higher results could be achieved. In 2006 the trade between the two countries ...
HINA: Bulgaria supports Croatia on path to EU and NATO Focus News

EU unveils plans for increased investment in Macedonia's development
Makfax - 2 hours ago
Macedonian Minister of Local Self-Governance, Zoran Konjanovski, unveiled a new decentralization programme due to set out in early July.
Serbia will never endorse Kosovo's sovereignty - Tadic
RIA Novosti - 5 hours ago
Proposed by Marti Ahtisaari, a special UN envoy for the talks on Kosovo, the plan to grant the province internationally supervised sovereignty has been strongly opposed by both the Serbian minority in Kosovo and the government of Serbia.
Romania's parliament approves revamped Cabinet
International Herald Tribune - Apr 3, 2007
BUCHAREST, Romania: Romania's parliament approved Tuesday a revamped Cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu after he removed one of the main parties from the ruling coalition following months of political disputes.
Romania Political Row Worries EU Officials

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