PRISTINA, KOSOVO — Twelve years on from the start of weeks of Nato bombing raids against Serbia, military planners enforcing the no-fly zone over Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya can learn valuable lessons from the air campaign against Belgrade … the immediate effect, at least in the case of Serbia, was devastating as security forces loyal to the former Serb president Slobodan Milosevic used the Nato raids as cover for the mass expulsions of hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians into neighbouring countries and to commit a number of atrocities. Almost 2,000 people – mostly ethnic Albanians – are still missing after disappearing during the conflict … the generals have failed to prepare for what follows the initial and inevitable military victory … read more at THE INDEPENDENT
- Kosovo parties 'agree to form government' - Aljazeera.com 20/11/2014Aljazeera.comKosovo parties 'agree to form government'Aljazeera.comKosovo's two biggest parties have agreed "in principle" to form a coalition government, the president of the semi-autonomous territory has said, signalling an end to more than five months of damaging political deadlock and accusations of government ...Kosovo Leaders P […]
- ROC Wheels aids in bringing wheelchairs to Kosovo - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle 23/11/2014The Bozeman Daily ChronicleROC Wheels aids in bringing wheelchairs to KosovoThe Bozeman Daily ChronicleThe project's seed grew from a May visit to Kosovo by DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid President Steve Doty and a team including two Montana nurses. The visit was by request from HandiKos, an organization established in Kosovo in 1983 that supports ...an […]
- Special court for war crimes in Kosovo to be in Holland - InSerbia News 23/11/2014InSerbia NewsSpecial court for war crimes in Kosovo to be in HollandInSerbia NewsHowever, the realization of such project first requires the decision of the Kosovo Assembly, Bosch told the RTV 21. He has added that the institutional political blockade in the Province has impact on the deadlines in forming that court, since it ...
- Kosovo mired in worst political crisis since independence - Yahoo News 04/11/2014Yahoo NewsKosovo mired in worst political crisis since independenceYahoo NewsA quirk in the young nation's constitution has left Kosovo in a seemingly unfixable political deadlock that could yet force fresh elections only five months after the last vote. The constitution decrees that the party with the most seats gets to ...Kosovo office chief visits re […]
- EU Appoints Expert to Lead Corruption Probe at Kosovo Mission - Wall Street Journal 10/11/2014Wall Street JournalEU Appoints Expert to Lead Corruption Probe at Kosovo MissionWall Street JournalThe allegations of high-level corruption at EULEX, which was established to help Kosovo fight corruption and crime, threaten the credibility of the mission. EULEX is the EU's largest and most expensive civilian crisis-management operation outside the bloc. […]
- Serbia-Albania row over Kosovo mars historic Rama visit - BBC News 10/11/2014BBC NewsSerbia-Albania row over Kosovo mars historic Rama visitBBC NewsThe first visit to Serbia for 68 years by an Albanian prime minister has turned into a diplomatic spat about the status of Kosovo, broadcast live on TV. Edi Rama's historic trip to Belgrade was seen as an attempt to put differences aside after a ...Kosovo comes between Serbian, Alban […]
- Ombudsman to investigate EU mission in Kosovo - EUobserver 19/11/2014Christian Science MonitorOmbudsman to investigate EU mission in KosovoEUobserverBRUSSELS - Europe's Ombudsman has opened a fresh enquiry into the EU's handling of corruption allegations at Eulex, its rule of law mission in Kosovo. Emily O'Reilly, who heads the watchdog, notified Patrick Child, the top official in the European ...The Rule of La […]
- Alleged connections between top Kosovo politicians and assassin investigated - The Guardian 09/11/2014The GuardianAlleged connections between top Kosovo politicians and assassin investigatedThe GuardianThe move comes at a time when the EU is to send a legal expert to scrutinise the operations of the EU Rule of Law mission in Kosovo, Eulex, which is in crisis following recent allegations by a British whistleblower that it has been covering up evidence ...Koso […]
- Scandal hits EU officials probing Kosovo corrpution - Express.co.uk 02/11/2014Express.co.ukScandal hits EU officials probing Kosovo corrputionExpress.co.ukCreated in the wake of Kosovo's independence in 2008 the mission, called Eulex, was intended to stabilise the fledgling nation from the bribery and corruption affecting every part of its hierarchy. Lawyers and judges were drafted in to ensure trials ...
- Iowa National Guard Unit Returning from Kosovo - whotv.com 17/11/2014whotv.comIowa National Guard Unit Returning from Kosovowhotv.com... aviation maintenance support to combat aviation brigades. The public is invited to the homecoming ceremony at noon at the Boone Middle School gym. The unit has been serving in Kosovo since last December and was previously deployed in 2001, 2003, ...and more »
- Kosovo parties 'agree to form government' - Aljazeera.com 20/11/2014
- EU Chief Reassures Montenegro on Enlargements 21/11/2014The EU's new Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, welcomed Montenegro's decision to back EU policy on Ukraine - and said his visit was a reminder that the EU remained committed to an enlargement policy.
- Republika Srpska Opposition Claim New Support 21/11/2014The opposition bloc in Republika Srpska says a non-Serbian coalition, Homeland, has agreed to support their bid to form a government in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity.
- Macedonia Police Arrest Ex-Mayor of Ohrid 21/11/2014Macedonian police arrested the former mayor of Ohrid on suspicion of leading an organized crime ring, stealing money through municipal public procurements.
- Macedonian Clerics Mull Lustration Checkups 21/11/2014Top Macedonian Orthodox Church clerics are thinking of voluntarily taking a lustration test, so as to remove any suspicions that priests and bishops once acted as spies for the former Communist-era secret police.
- Croat MEP Wants Strasbourg to Denounce Seselj 21/11/2014A Croatian European Parliamentarian, Andrej Plenkovic, has tabled a critical resolution on the Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj, which he wants fellow MEPS to back next week.
- Ex-Leaders in Romania to Mark Communism's Fall 21/11/2014Former presidents and dissidents have gathered in Bucharest to mark 25 years since the overthrown of the communist regime - though many Romanians have little interest.
- Russia, China Slate EU Sanctions Pressure on Serbia 21/11/2014Russian and Chinese officials have criticised the EU for telling Serbia to align its foreign policy with Brussels concerning sanctions against Russia.
- Montenegro Earns Cash From Old Yugoslav Arms 21/11/2014Montenegro has earned several million euro this year from sales of obsolete Yugoslav Army weapons and ammunition to Serbia, Albania, Kenya and the US.
- Mladic Witness Says Muslims Left Kljuc ‘Voluntarily’ 21/11/2014A defence witness for former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic claimed that the Serbian civilian and military authorities never intended to expel Muslims and Croats from Kljuc in 1992.
- UN Justice Experts Condemn Trbic’s Release 21/11/2014Human rights experts of the United Nations, UN, express fear the release of Milorad Trbic, whose verdict for genocide was quashed, might lead to the 're-victimization of victims'.
- Serbia Strikes Billion Euro Loan Deal with IMF 20/11/2014Serbia has clinched an agreement on a billion-euro precautionary loan with the International Monetary Fund, which it hopes will create confidence and lure investors.
- Ex-Zvornik Police Charged with Srebrenica Genocide 20/11/2014The Bosnian Prosecution has filed an indictment against Dragomir Vasic, Danilo Zoljic and Radomir Pantic for genocide in Srebrenica - in what has been described as one of the most comprehensive indictments concerning the 1995 mass slaughter.
- Goran Saric Acquitted of Crimes in Sarajevo 20/11/2014The Appeals Chamber of the Bosnian Court acquitted Goran Saric of committing crimes in the Sarajevo settlement of Nahorevo in 1992.
- Iohannis's Life Story Proves a Hit in Romania 20/11/2014At Bucharest's main book fair there was rush on copies of the autobiogaphy of the man who - very unexpectedly - has just won the presidential election.
- Montenegro Unions Call Protest Against Pay Cuts 20/11/2014Montenegrin trade unions plan to stage a protest on December 6 in the capital, Podgorica, against announced pay cuts in the public sector.
- EU Chief Reassures Montenegro on Enlargements 21/11/2014
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