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
- Hungary becomes new hot spot into Western Europe for migrants from Kosovo ... - Fox News 19/12/2014Fox NewsHungary becomes new hot spot into Western Europe for migrants from Kosovo ...Fox NewsComing from as far away as Afghanistan and Syria and as near as Kosovo and Albania, thousands of irregular migrants a week are crossing into Hungary and requesting asylum, turning the country into a new hot spot in a transit route into the EU.and more »
- Once Ignored, Kosovo Exits Sports Limbo - New York Times 16/12/2014New York TimesOnce Ignored, Kosovo Exits Sports LimboNew York TimesPEJA, Kosovo — Up a steep hill on a narrow, unlit road in this town near the Montenegrin border, the Toni Kuka Judo School was filled with the smell of sweat, smoke and winter. Inside, 26 judo practitioners, or judokas, dressed in blue or white ...
- Kosovo, seeking IMF help, wins praise for ditching pay hike plan - Economic Times 22/12/2014Kosovo, seeking IMF help, wins praise for ditching pay hike planEconomic Times"By using a growing share of its income to pay salaries in the public sector, Kosovo is devoting fewer resources to education as well as to infrastructure and energy projects, all of which the country desperately needs," he said. "Repeatedly promising ...
- Germany "not asking for recognition of Kosovo" - B92 22/12/2014B92Germany "not asking for recognition of Kosovo"B92Asked whether "full normalization of relations", often mentioned as the condition for the start of the EU talks, can be interpreted as a request for Serbia to recognize Kosovo, Wilhelm said that "no one has requested that from Serbia" and that, as far ...Germany says Serbia […]
- Kosovo's Thaci: EU's Mogherini Needed for Serbia Talks to Succeed - Wall Street Journal (blog) 18/12/2014Wall Street Journal (blog)Kosovo's Thaci: EU's Mogherini Needed for Serbia Talks to SucceedWall Street Journal (blog)Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign-policy chief, must stay directly involved in talks between Kosovo and Serbia if the dialogue is to succeed, Hashim Thaci, the country's foreign minister, said Thursday. To lo […]
- Exclusive: Kosovo to be accepted as FINA member before Baku 2015 - but want ... - Insidethegames.biz 21/12/2014Exclusive: Kosovo to be accepted as FINA member before Baku 2015 - but want ...Insidethegames.bizThis follows Kosovo's long awaited acceptance as a full International Olympic Committee (IOC) member during the Session in Monte Carlo earlier this month, with IOC President Thomas Bach predicting many other federations would follow his organisation's . […]
- Kosovo can't get recognition from the UN, but it can get it from Facebook - PRI 11/12/2014PRIKosovo can't get recognition from the UN, but it can get it from FacebookPRIThe microbrewery opened up in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, last year. It brews American-style ales, including a delicious IPA. “It's the only beer of its kind in Kosovo,” according to Alex Butler, a New Yorker who owns the brewery with his partner ...Facebook annexed […]
- Kosovo cracks down on terrorist group ISIL - CCTV-America 21/12/2014CCTV-AmericaKosovo cracks down on terrorist group ISILCCTV-AmericaOfficials in Kosovo said they were confident that a crackdown on those sympathetic to ISIL was working. More than 30 people were in detention in the Balkan state for either fighting for the group in Iraq and Syria or encouraging others to do so.
- Kosovo chooses new government after six-month stalemate - Deutsche Welle 10/12/2014Deutsche WelleKosovo chooses new government after six-month stalemateDeutsche WelleThe Mustafa-run partnership is also expected to pass legislation allowing for the creation of a special EU-run court to prosecute former Albanian war commanders, for crimes such as human trafficking committed during the Kosovo War in the late nineties.Parliament Approves New G […]
- IOC grants full Olympic recognition to Kosovo - USA TODAY 09/12/2014USA TODAYIOC grants full Olympic recognition to KosovoUSA TODAYMONACO (AP) — Athletes from Kosovo will be able to compete at the 2016 Summer Games after being granted full recognition on Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. The full IOC formally ratified a decision made in October by the executive ...Kosovo to compete in Olympics at Rio 2016 after […]
- Hungary becomes new hot spot into Western Europe for migrants from Kosovo ... - Fox News 19/12/2014
- Bosnian Serb Soldier Labelled Murderer by Brother 22/12/2014A Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency investigator told Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Petar Kovacevic’s trial that the defendant’s brother told him that the indictee murdered a man in 1992.
- Montenegro Police Probe Gay Rights HQ Attack 22/12/2014The stoning of the headquarters of LGBT Forum Progres in Podgorica was the 25th attack on the rights organisation’s activists and property in the past year, its leader said.
- Seselj: Srebrenica a ‘Black Spot’ for Serbs 22/12/2014Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, freed by the Hague Tribunal for cancer treatment, said the Srebrenica massacres were a crime but did not amount to genocide.
- Russian Cleric Urges Macedonia to Free Priest 22/12/2014A high-level Russian Orthodox cleric urged Macedonian leaders to free Jovan Vraniskovski, a controversial priest who is serving a jail sentence for embezzlement.
- Bosnians Rally Against Pollution in Zenica 22/12/2014Protesters rallied in the central Bosnian city to support a local green group’s lawsuit against the authorities and the local steel factory, accusing them of being responsible for long-term pollution.
- Rise in Cyber Attacks Worries Montenegro 22/12/2014A four-year study showed a marked increase in hacker attacks in Montenegro, with internet service providers and personal accounts being most affected.
- New President Promises Era of Change in Romania 22/12/2014Romania's new president, Klaus Iohannis, has vowed to take on corruption and to build a 'powerful nation'.
- Serbia Faces Mass Walk-Out by Teachers 22/12/2014Most schools in Serbia will be closed on Monday, as education unions plan protests around the country demanding exemptions from public-sector salary reductions.
- Albanian Police Arrest Asylum Tricksters 19/12/2014Police have arrested five people in Vlora, accused of conning hundreds of Albanians with false promises of economic asylum in Germany.
- Kosovo, Serbia Ready to Resume EU Talks 19/12/2014After months of delay, Kosovo and Serbia are willing to continue the EU-mediated dialogue early next year in Brussels.
- Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Released on Bail 19/12/2014Six defendants in the high-profile ‘Drenica Group’ trial of former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, accused of war crimes for abusing civilian prisoners, have been released on bail.
- Serbian MPs Claim Prosecutor Unlawfully Appointed 19/12/2014A group of Serbian MPs filed criminal charges against members of the State Council of Prosecutors for the alleged illegal appointment of deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric.
- SDA Names Bosnia's New Prime Minister 19/12/2014The main Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, has named Denis Zvizdic as the next President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Montenegro Govt to Pay Off State TV's Debt 19/12/2014The government said it will pay off millions of euro owed by the state television service, RTCG, continuing the practice of covering the debts of troubled state-owned companies.
- Romanians Mark 1989 Revolt With Mixed Feeling 19/12/2014Romania is commemorating 25 years since the overthrow of the Communist regime, although many people say they feel nostalgic for the relative security of life in the old days.
- Bosnian Serb Soldier Labelled Murderer by Brother 22/12/2014
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