Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Kosovo PM: Independence not for Sale

Kosovo PM: Independence not for SaleBIRN - 19 hours ago30 10 2007 Pristina _ Kosovo’s Prime Minister Agim Ceku has said that Albanians will not consider any option that would freeze Kosovo’s political status in exchange for economic aid. “Nobody can cheat us by offering money instead of independence”, ...

Serbia Rejects German Model for KosovoBIRN - 16 hours agoBy Aleksandar Vasovic 30 10 2007 Belgrade _ Resolving the long-term status of Kosovo along the lines of an intra-German deal agreed in 1972 is unacceptable to Serbia, a minister said on Tuesday.

Corruption in way of reform in west BalkansFinancial Times - 11 hours agoBy Tony Barber in Brussels Corruption, organised crime and ethnic tensions are slowing reforms in the western Balkans, the European Commission says in a report that indicates near-term EU membership is unlikely for most countries in the region.

آكيBalkans: 'Serbian Orthodox Church to split' paramilitary group ...آكي - 14 hours agoBelgrade, 30 Oct. (AKI) - The commander of the paramilitary Tsar Lazar Guard organization, Hadzi Andrej Milic, on Tuesday predicted a split in the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC).

Nuclear ambitions fan controversy in BulgariaInternational Herald Tribune - 3 hours agoBy Matthew Brunwasser SOFIA: As governments around the world struggle to secure energy supplies, cut carbon emissions and adapt to rising oil prices, Bulgaria has adopted an ambitious solution: Construct a new nuclear power plant, the country's second, ...

Spiegel OnlineGreece to Probe Migrant Abuse ClaimsThe Associated Press - 8 hours agoATHENS, Greece (AP) - The government ordered an investigation Tuesday into claims that the Greek coast guard systematically mistreated illegal immigrants heading for the country's eastern islands.

A visit to Dracula's castle in RomaniaLos Angeles Times - 5 hours agoWhen I take my seat, a friend turns to me and says, "Bucovina is seeing Romania in Technicolor and Bucharest is seeing Romania in black and white." I press play on my iPod and look out the window. Red-tasseled horses draw wooden carts laden with ...

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