PRISTINA, KOSOVO — The OSCE says courts in Kosovo are failing to appropriately judge cases involving divorce and foster children … this failure violates the legal framework in Kosovo ++ On March 24th, Kosovo will mark the twelfth anniversary of the 1999 NATO air strikes against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic. This year, however, the occasion has new significance … ++ There can’t be talks between Pristina and Belgrade without first agreeing on the history of their conflict … Belgrade and Pristina should agree that Ibrahim Rugova and Zoran Djindjic are to be recognized both as heroes against Serb fascism …
- Senior Kosovo figures face prosecution for crimes against humanity - The Guardian 29/07/2014The GuardianSenior Kosovo figures face prosecution for crimes against humanityThe GuardianThe threat of indictments comes in a progress report published on Tuesday morning in Brussels by Clint Williamson, an American prosecutor appointed by the EU in 2011 to investigate ethnic cleansing committed in Kosovo since the 1999 Nato intervention ...Kosovo Prosecuto […]
- Source: Dnevnik, Tanjug - B92 29/07/2014InSerbia NewsSource: Dnevnik, TanjugB92From Ian: "There are now 300,000 K-Albanians in Germany, 200,000 K-Albanians in Switzerland and 150,000 Kosovo born Albanians in Macedonia due to the oppression the Albanians received in Kosovo from the late 1980s to 1999. And don't forget that at ...Gasic: Army of Kosovo would be threat to Serbia and regionIn […]
- Firefighting fundraiser for trip to Kosovo - Plymouth Herald 29/07/2014Plymouth HeraldFirefighting fundraiser for trip to KosovoPlymouth HeraldSimon said: "In partnership with the Rotary club, five of Green watch will be travelling 2,000 miles in five days, taking three fire engines and an ambulance to help Kosovo's fire service." The vehicles have been donated from other services to the ...
- Kosovo expects findings of organ stealing investigation next week - Reuters 21/07/2014Kosovo expects findings of organ stealing investigation next weekReutersIts conclusions could cause waves in Kosovo, where many in power have roots in the guerrilla Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) that took up arms against Serbian security forces in the late 1990s and eventually won military support from NATO.and more »
- Kosovo links so strong - Oldham Chronicle 25/07/2014Kosovo links so strongOldham ChronicleA DELEGATION from Kosovo met with the Mayor, Councillor Fida Hussain, to celebrate Oldham's links with the country. Kosovo has strong ties with Oldham due to the assistance given when many Kosovan refugees arrived in 1999. Osman Caka and his ...
- Kosovo lawmakers struggle for control of parliament - Reuters UK 17/07/2014Reuters UKKosovo lawmakers struggle for control of parliamentReuters UKAn opposition bloc, supported by deputies representing some of Kosovo's ethnic minorities, elected the leader of the largest opposition party as speaker of parliament, but only after lawmakers from the party of outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaci ...Kosovo parliament convenes, oppos […]
- "Kosovo army would be threat to Serbia and region" - B92 28/07/2014"Kosovo army would be threat to Serbia and region"B92"This is why we maintain that international forces in Kosovo should guard peace in the province and protect security of the minority population in keeping with their mandate," Gašić said in an interview for the latest edition of the Novi Sad-based ...
- Absent Kosovo makes its presence felt at the World Cup - Al Jazeera America (blog) 01/07/2014Al Jazeera America (blog)Absent Kosovo makes its presence felt at the World CupAl Jazeera America (blog)Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and almost immediately applied for membership of the international football organizations. Serbia, which does not recognize Kosovan independence, has opposed this at every turn. Kosovo is not a ...Kosovo pol […]
- Kosovo indicts suspected Balkan crime boss Kelmendi - Reuters Africa 04/07/2014www.worldbulletin.netKosovo indicts suspected Balkan crime boss KelmendiReuters AfricaPRISTINA (Reuters) - A Kosovo court said on Friday it had indicted suspected Balkan crime boss Naser Kelmendi, blacklisted by Washington on suspicion of trafficking drugs, for organised crime, murder and drug smuggling. Kelmendi, 56, is a Kosovo-born ...Kosovo charges Balka […]
- Kosovo court suspends vote on parliament speaker, crisis deepens - Yahoo News 23/07/2014Yahoo NewsKosovo court suspends vote on parliament speaker, crisis deepensYahoo NewsPRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's constitutional court suspended the appointment of the speaker of parliament on Wednesday, deepening a political crisis over who gets to rule the impoverished Balkan country for the next four years. Kosovo is locked in a ...and more »
- Senior Kosovo figures face prosecution for crimes against humanity - The Guardian 29/07/2014
- Religious Tolerance Patchy in Balkans, State Department Says 29/07/2014Discrimination against smaller religious communities continues in most Balkan countries, even though governments and laws in general respect religious freedoms, a new US report says.
- Actors and Sports Stars Mingle on Croatian Coast 29/07/2014Keira Knightley, Ellen DeGeneres and Man United’s Juan Mata are just some of the stars who have been soaking up the sun on the Adriatic this year.
- Hackers Deface Albania Ministerial Websites 29/07/2014A previously unknown computer pirates group defaced several official websites on Monday, attacking reforms that allegedly restrict freedom and slating the government for doing too little to fight corruption.
- IKEA Opens its Doors in Croatia 29/07/2014New furniture megastore is expected to serve as a regional hub, drawing customers from Bosnia, Serbia and Slovenia, as well as Croatia.
- Serbian Ministers See Bright Side of War Centenary 29/07/2014Serbian ministers had a good time on a bus to a commemorative event in the southern city of Nis, where they marked the centenary of the outbreak of war with Austria-Hungary in 1914.
- Senior Kosovo Guerrillas Face Crimes Against Humanity Cases 29/07/2014An EU report said top Kosovo Liberation Army officials will be prosecuted for crimes against humanity including murders and abductions but there was not enough evidence yet for organ-trafficking indictments.
- Romanian PM Ponta to Run for Presidency 29/07/2014Prime Minister Victor Ponta is to stand as the candidate of the ruling Social Democrats in the presidential elections in November - and is widely tipped to win.
- UN Mediator Arrives Empty Handed in Macedonia 29/07/2014After the UN mediator in the dispute with Greece over Macedonia's name reached Skopje on Monday, he admitted that he had not come with any fresh proposals for a solution.
- Serbia Purges Chiefs of Public Companies 29/07/2014The Prime Minister announced that seven heads of state-owned enterprises were being fired, adding that the heads of many more managers would roll in August.
- Serbia Marks ‘Heroic’ WWI Centenary 28/07/2014The Serbian premier praised the fight to liberate the country from Austro-Hungarian rule during World War I, but plans to unveil a monument to Sarajevo assassin Gavrilo Princip were shelved.
- Russian Sanctions on Moldova Worry Romania 28/07/2014Romania expressed concern after Moscow banned imports of fruit from Moldova, the latest Russian sanction after Chisinau signed a deal making closer ties with the European Union.
- Belgrade Urges Kosovo Serb Politician’s ‘Immediate’ Release 28/07/2014The Serbian government said that local politician Oliver Ivanovic, who has been in custody since January on suspicion of involvement in war crimes and murders in Kosovo, should be bailed.
- Bulgarian Socialists Elect New Leader Before Polls 28/07/2014The crisis-hit Bulgarian Socialist Party elected Mihail Mikov as its new chief in a bid to revive its fortunes ahead of general elections in October.
- Croatia’s Adriatic Islands Get Seaplane Service 28/07/2014The first Croatian seaplane operator opens its routes along the country’s coast and to its islands in the Adriatic Sea in the middle of August.
- Montenegro Tourists Rescued as Heavy Storm Hits 28/07/2014Rescue services have saved dozens of tourists from Adriatic Sea beaches after a powerful storm hit the Montenegrin coast.
- Religious Tolerance Patchy in Balkans, State Department Says 29/07/2014
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