PRISTINA, KOSOVO — The Constitutional Court decided that since 31 March there has been an acting President of Kosovo, which is the Assembly Speaker Krasniqi ++ The Court said in addition, that there should not be extraordinary elections ++ LDK senior official Ismet Beqiri said that the LDK MPs will not attend the Assembly session when the President will be voted – whereas Kosovo PM Thaci warns that the boycott by the opposition may lead the country to extraordinary elections and that Kosovo budget may be at risk ++ The Kosovo delegation for the Prishtina-Belgrade talks has seemingly made a compromise to receive only the verified copies of the civil registry books from Serbia ++ The head of the European Commission Jose Manual Barroso might not visit Kosovo during his Balkan next week. Diplomats think that Kosovo is avoided by international leaders because of the bad image of the Kosovo authorities ++ Read more here: Media Monitor 02.04.2011 / Broadcast Monitor 01.04.2011
- "Serbia must recognize Kosovo before joining EU" - B92 27/08/2014B92"Serbia must recognize Kosovo before joining EU"B92Serbia, according to this German politician, could be ready to join the EU in five years' time at the earliest, and when asked whether the country would receive an explicit demand to recognize its southern province, Kosovo, as independent, Nietan ...
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- German MP: Serbia in the EU only after recognition of Kosovo's independence - InSerbia News 28/08/2014InSerbia NewsGerman MP: Serbia in the EU only after recognition of Kosovo's independenceInSerbia NewsAccording to him, Serbia could be ready to join the EU no earlier than in five years, and when accession negotiations have come to an end, Belgrade will be put to the necessity that the membership is only possible with the recognition of Kosovo.
- Serbia, Albania and Kosovo advance security co-operation - Southeast European Times 27/08/2014InSerbia NewsSerbia, Albania and Kosovo advance security co-operationSoutheast European TimesThe Serbian government gave Pristina a list of 337 policemen to work in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, as stipulated in the agreement, and nearly 300 of them have been hired. "Additional training for those policemen is conducted at the Kosovo Academy ...Kosovo: […]
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- NATO to remain in Kosovo despite crises elsewhere - B92 28/08/2014B92NATO to remain in Kosovo despite crises elsewhereB92The troops in Kosovo have a clear mandate from the UN Security Council, and both the Albanians and Serbs want them to stay, said the diplomat who wished to remain anonymous. KFOR has proved itself successful, he believes, adding that he does not ...Serbian policeman killed on border with KosovoNew Zealan […]
- Jihad 'Made in Kosovo' - Deutsche Welle 24/08/2014Jewish Daily ForwardJihad 'Made in Kosovo'Deutsche WelleThe act that triggered the largest police action in Kosovo since the war in 1999 was terrible and barbaric. The Kosovar jihadist Lavdrim Muhaxeri posted before and after photos of the beheading of a 19-year-old in Syria, where the jihadist is currently ...In Muslim Kosovo, Lingering Jews Stake […]
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- "Serbia must recognize Kosovo before joining EU" - B92 27/08/2014
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- Russians Lose Interest in Bulgarian Property 27/08/2014Sales of seaside property in Bulgaria to Russians have slumped by 30 per cent since the end of July - a fall-off ascribed in part to frayed political relations between the two countries.
- Yugoslav General to Serve War Crimes Term in Finland 27/08/2014Former Yugoslav Army general Nebojsa Pavkovic, convicted of murders and deportations in Kosovo in 1999, will serve his 22-year sentence in Finland, rather than in Serbia as Belgrade would like.
- Luxury Hotel Adds to Montenegrin Marina's Lustre 28/08/2014
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