Monday, October 29, 2007

Exit polls: Bulgaria's Socialists lose ground in municipal elections

US Ponders Freezing Kosovo's Status until 2020
BIRN - 48 minutes ago
The US State Department is discussing a new approach to Kosovo that would leave its political status frozen, while pumping huge sums into its economy.

Kosovo mediating Troika to meet in Vienna
B92 - 28 minutes ago
The International mediating Troika will meet in Vienna today to discuss the Kosovo negotiating process. According to Tanjug, Wolfgang Ischinger, Frank Wisner and Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko will hold a closed-doors meeting to discuss the talks ...

Militias threaten Kosovo's uneasy peace
Times Online - Oct 27, 2007
OUTLAWED militias are emerging from the shadows in the Balkans as Kosovo hurtles towards an independence deadline on December 10 that is likely to trigger a confrontation with Serbia.

Kosovo: Former US Envoy Says It's Decision Time For Europe, Serbs
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - Oct 26, 2007
October 26, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Amid signs that Germany and other EU countries are prepared to recognize Kosovo as independent if current negotiations fail, Mirjana Rakela of RFE/RL's South Slavic and Albanian Languages Service asked James O'Brian, ...

Comment: Europe's Balkan Travesty - and How to Fix It BIRN

Analysis: time for tough decisions on Kosovo running out Times Online
EU and Russia Remain at Odds over Kosovo BIRN

Red shifts Shakespeare to the Balkans
ic Wales - 3 hours ago
Set in the moral vacuum of the Balkans in the early 1990s, an atmosphere of suspicion and casual violence hangs in the air.
Balkans' reconciliation conference
Focus News - Oct 26, 2007
Belgrade. The 3rd international conference on national reconciliation in the Balkan opens Friday in Belgrade, cited by Makfax. The two-day event will bring together leading politicians, experts, diplomats and religious representatives to discuss the ...

Yad Vashem to open Muslim exhibit
Jerusalem Post - 8 hours ago
Before World War II, only about 200 Jews lived in Albania . After Hitler's rise to power in 1933, hundreds of Jews fleeing the Nazis crossed the border from Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Austria and Serbia.

Sofia News Agency
Bulgaria municipal elections - BSP still first political force - PM
Sofia Echo - 11 hours ago
According to Stanishev, GERB received 17 per cent of the votes, while Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria received 14 per cent. (Pressemitteilung)
Exit polls: Bulgaria's Socialists lose ground in municipal elections
International Herald Tribune - 15 hours ago
AP SOFIA, Bulgaria: Bulgaria's center-right opposition appeared headed for nationwide gains - and outright wins in the country's two largest cities - in municipal elections Sunday, according to exit polls.
About 40% voter turnout in Bulgaria: PM Focus News
Breaches Mar Local Elections Day in Bulgaria Sofia News Agency

Albanian president to visit Macedonia
Makfax - 1 hour ago
... into the Euro-Atlantic community and the situation in the region. The meeting of the two presidents will take place at Biljana Villa in Ohrid.

Montenegro Investigates War Crimes
BIRN - Oct 26, 2007
... which prosecutors requested in July. The "Morinj" case was initially opened by Croatian prosecution. They have sent to their Montenegrin counterparts the documentation with the names of 18 suspects, 10 of whom are from Montenegro.
War-crime suspects key to Serbia's future
Financial Times - 14 hours ago
By Tony Barber in Brussels and Neil MacDonald in Belgrade The European Union and Serbia are approaching a moment of truth as EU leaders weigh up whether Belgrade's co-operation in tracking down alleged war criminals is enough to justify putting Serbia ...
Del Ponte willing to endorse Serbia, but not yet Reuters

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