EP in message of encouragement
BRUSSELS -- The European Parliament's rapporteur for Serbia says that the green light for ratifying the SAA "would be given within 24 hours of the arrest of Ratko Mladić".
Jelko Kacin said that statements by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that EU enlargement should be put on hold once Croatia joins the Union, would not derail Serbia’s plans.
“Her statement was given for German election campaign purposes and was designed for internal political needs, but is also a statement of solidarity ahead of the Croatian elections to be held in mid-May. No one can tell a country that is qualified and whose progress is proving that it is ready for the next phase of integration, that that is not going to happen,” he underlined.
He added that the statement could not be an excuse for Serbian politicians to say that there was “no use and no point in doing something for Serbia in Serbia.”
Kacin explained that the best thing for Serbia would be to arrest Hague fugitives Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić, and extradite them to the Hague Tribunal.
The EP rapporteur added that ratification of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Serbia and EU would soon follow in that scenario.
sreda 1.04.2009 | 18:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
OSOJANE -- The Metohija villages of Osojane, Šainovica, Tučep and Kos, inhabited by Serb returnees, have been without electric power for the past three weeks.
sreda 1.04.2009 | 18:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (42) | Send comment
CAIRO -- Serbian President Boris Tadić met in Cairo this morning with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak.
sreda 1.04.2009 | 14:08 | Source: Politika | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Organs harvested from abducted Serbs in the “yellow house“ were sold in Turkey, writes daily Politika, quoting UNMIK’s report to the Serbian prosecution.
sreda 1.04.2009 | 12:13 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Today's parliamentary session was adjourned following a series of disciplinary breaches, with the entire Radical contingent being ordered to leave the chamber.
sreda 1.04.2009 | 11:02 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Vojvodina Assembly councilors adopted the province’s budget for 2009 last night, with overall revenue and spending totaling EUR 632mn.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 18:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BERLIN -- German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung said Tuesday that German troops will not be withdrawn from KFOR before mid-2009.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 15:41 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament has had to adjourn after opposition Serb Radical Party (SRS) members refused to sit in the seats assigned to them by the Administrative Committee.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 15:10 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (8) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- EU special representative in Kosovo Pieter Feith says he is ready to help the UN mission in talks between Belgrade and Priština.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 15:02 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- "It's unwise for the government to adopt a measure and then backtrack on the proposal after a certain time," says Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 13:39 | Source: Beta | Comments: (18) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo foreign policy chiefs will form a special commission to propose ambassadors for 18 countries in the coming days.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 11:32 | Source: Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
VIENNA -- Austria will continue to stand for the continued speedy association of Serbia and the European Union, Beta quoted Austrian FM Michael Spindelegger as saying.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 10:09 | Source: B92 | Comments: (33) | Send comment
PODGORICA -- The Coalition for a European Montenegro won an absolute majority at yesterday’s early parliamentary elections, taking 48 of the 81 seats up for grabs.
utorak 31.03.2009 | 09:23 | Source: B92, Beta, Večernje novosti | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia has made the most progress in terms of visa liberalization of all the countries in the region, Justice Minister Snežana Malović said in Brussels today.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 17:35 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (11) | Send comment
GNJILANE -- Although power supply was restored to the Kosovo Serb village of Šilovo, some 6,000 Serbs from the area still do not have electricity in their homes.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 17:13 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
LONDON, NEW YORK -- The UN mission in Kosovo will further decrease its numbers in the summer, with only about 500 remaining, UNMIK spokesperson Alexander Ivanko said.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 16:57 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Monday is the last day that MPs will be working in the old parliament building in Belgrade.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 16:48 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The package of measures that has been agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still valid, said Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 16:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Participants in a regional security conference under way in Belgrade signed a joint statement on Monday.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 14:51 | Source: Beta, Večernje novosti | Comments: (2) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA, BELGRADE -- EULEX Chief Yves de Kermabon called on all participants in Kosovo's political life not to politicize the EU mission "because it is technical".
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 14:22 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament elected members to the first formation of the High Judiciary Council and the State Council of Prosecutors.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 11:14 | Source: Beta | Comments: (25) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Skender Hyseni claims that Kosovo was presented as a country, not a UN protectorate, at the last informal EU ministerial summit in the Czech Republic.
ponedeljak 30.03.2009 | 10:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
MADRID -- Spain should have consulted with NATO allies before deciding to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, says Italian FM Franco Frattini.
nedelja 29.03.2009 | 18:48 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The effects of the economic crisis cannot be overcome by popular measures, President Boris Tadić said on Sunday.
nedelja 29.03.2009 | 17:04 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić and Police Directorate chief Milorad Veljović today in Novi Sad visited MUP police officer Darko Vulić.
nedelja 29.03.2009 | 17:03 | Source: B92 | Comments: (14) | Send comment
KURŠUMLIJA -- Several villages in the south have been depopulated due to frequent incursions of Albanian extremists from the territory of Kosovo.
nedelja 29.03.2009 | 14:07 | Source: Beta | Comments: (19) | Send comment
VINA DEL MAR -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden says that his country's relations with Spain surpass the differences over Madrid's decision to withdraw troops from Kosovo.
nedelja 29.03.2009 | 13:42 | Source: Politika | Comments: (19) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The ethnic Albanian Self-Determination movement leader has filed a complaint along with a list of 117 Serbs that he wants banned from entering the territory.
nedelja 29.03.2009 | 13:38 | Source: Politika | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Strategic Marketing's polls show that the Democrats (DS) and the Progressives (SNS) look likely to snap up most seats in two Belgrade municipal assemblies.
subota 28.03.2009 | 18:32 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Association of Independent Unions of Serbia (SSSS) says it will organize demonstrations if the government goes ahead and introduces new taxes.
subota 28.03.2009 | 16:35 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
HLUBOKA -- EU foreign ministers are meeting in the Czech Republic for an informal meeting, where they have been joined by their Balkan counterparts.
subota 28.03.2009 | 13:13 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom executive directors says the South Stream pipeline via Serbia is Russia's and Gazprom's priority.
subota 28.03.2009 | 11:47 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PREŠEVO -- Residents of Preševo and Bujanovac in southern Serbia do not expect much from a deal on the principles for reconstruction of the Coordination Body.
petak 27.03.2009 | 17:00 | Source: FoNet, Beta | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BUCHAREST -- President Boris Tadić has been conferred an honorary doctorate at the Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University in Bucharest.
petak 27.03.2009 | 14:51 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Hague Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz is rounding off his visit to Belgrade, and his final meeting will be with security services (BIA) chief Saša Vukadinović.
petak 27.03.2009 | 13:29 | Source: B92 | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BUJANOVAC, BELGRADE -- After a three-year absence, Albanians from southern Serbia have returned to the Coordination Body for Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa.
petak 27.03.2009 | 12:46 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- MPs have begun quizzing ministers at today's parliamentary session devoted to MPs' questions, though SRS and DSS members have walked out of the chamber.
petak 27.03.2009 | 10:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (37) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Konuzin says talks on Kosovo’s status can be resumed on the basis of a firm defense of Serbia's and Russia's stand on the issue.
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 16:30 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (20) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo's deputy PM has called on states who have not yet done so, to withdraw their contingents from the UNMIK mission as its existence “has lost all sense.“
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 16:27 | Source: Beta | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn says that Serbia should apply for EU membership once the Stabilization and Association Agreement has been unfrozen.
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 16:16 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Hague Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz has arrived in Belgrade to meet with officials in charge of Serbia’s cooperation with the court.
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 12:12 | Source: Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Labor and Social Policy Minister Rasim Ljajić says that he is willing to hand over his duties to Jovan Krkobabić as part of the ministerial shake-up.
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 11:56 | Source: FoNet, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament has adopted the anti-discrimination law, and is due to vote on amendments to the bill this afternoon.
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 11:34 | Source: Danas | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The EU integration process depends on the speed at which Serbia is able to overcome the economic crisis, says Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić.
četvrtak 26.03.2009 | 09:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (34) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Spanish Defense Minister Carme Chacon will meet in Brussels with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to discuss Spain's pull-out from Kosovo.