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EU Urges Kosovo President to Fight Crime, Corruption

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has urged Kosovo’s president to do more to uphold the rule of law and fight organized crime and corruption to achieve the Balkan state’s goal of joining the European Union. Van Rompuy said Tuesday implementing reforms will “steadily bring Kosovo closer to the EU,” but warned […]

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EU Urges Kosovo President to Fight Crime, Corruption

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has urged Kosovo’s president to do more to uphold the rule of law and fight organized crime and corruption to achieve the Balkan state’s goal of joining the European Union. Van Rompuy said Tuesday implementing reforms will “steadily bring Kosovo closer to the EU,” but warned […]

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Sweden Charges Serb With War Crimes in Kosovo

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Swedish prosecutors have filed war crimes charges against a Serbian man for allegedly taking part in mass killings of ethnic Albanians during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s. The indictment filed Tuesday accuses Milic Martinovic of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and arson in connection with the deaths of 40 people in the […]

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Serbia-Kosovo Talks Resume Friday in Brussels

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union-moderated negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo resume in Brussels on Friday, with the pressure on Belgrade to improve relations with Pristina in order to increase its chances of gaining EU candidacy this year. The talks follow an escalation of violence in the Serb-majority north of Kosovo last month. The previous round of negotiations broke […]

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Serbia Demands Accountability in Kosovo

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbia says the United Nations needs to hold Pristina accountable for creating instability in northern Kosovo. Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic asked the U.N. Security Council Tuesday to reject what he described as Kosovo’s unilateralism, saying it must be “rejected and condemned in the clearest possible terms.” Jeremic also said a failure to confront Pristina […]

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US Prosecutor to Probe Kosovo Organ Trafficking

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union Rule of Law mission in Kosovo has appointed an American prosecutor to investigate allegations that Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and other senior figures were involved in an organ-trafficking network. In a statement Monday, the mission, known as EULEX, said John Clint Williamson of the United States was named the lead prosecutor of […]

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Croatia Says Willing to Help Revive Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor says Zagreb is willing to help Kosovo and Serbia resume a dialogue to resolve tensions between the Balkan neighbors. Ms. Kosor made the offer Wednesday after talks with her Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci, in Pristina. She is the first Croatian prime minister to visit Kosovo since it unilaterally seceded from […]

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New War Crimes Trial Starts for Kosovo Ex-PM

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, is back on trial at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague, in the court’s first partial retrial for war crimes. Prosecutor Paul Rogers told judges at the opening of the trial Thursday that during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s, victims were murdered […]

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Serbia, Kosovo to Continue Talks September 2

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic says the next round of talks between Serbia and Kosovo will take place September 2 in Brussels. The Belgrade-Pristina talks mandated by the European Union began in March, but stalled last month after Kosovo imposed a ban on imports from Serbia and sent its troops to take control of […]

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Germany Urges Serbia and Kosovo to Resolve Border Dispute

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany’s foreign minister has urged Serbia and Kosovo to quickly resolve their border dispute, saying that Serbia will not be allowed to ethnically partition Kosovo. After meeting with Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci Thursday in Pristina, Guido Westerwelle said dialogue between the two sides is necessary, and he urged them to overcome ethnic tensions heightened […]

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