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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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Hague War Crimes Court: Perisic Trial to Start September 6

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations War Crimes Tribunal says former Yugoslav army chief of staff Momcilo Perisic will go on trial September 6 on charges that include crimes against humanity. Perisic is the most senior Yugoslav military officer indicted by the Hague tribunal. He is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity for his alleged part […]

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Tadic: Serbia Will Not Concede on Kosovo for EU

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic says Belgrade will not make concessions in its policy toward Kosovo even though prospects for European Union membership could be hurt. Mr. Tadic said Friday Serbia will not give up its bid to join the EU, but it cannot dismantle Serb-controlled institutions in northern Kosovo. He insists that Serbia has met […]

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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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War Crimes Suspect Hadzic Pleads Not Guilty

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, Goran Hadzic, has pleaded not guilty at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Hadzic entered his plea Wednesday after refusing to do so during his initial appearance before the court last month. The 52-year-old Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

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Merkel Sets Conditions for Serbia to Join EU

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Serbian President Boris Tadic that Serbia’s admission to the European Union depends on progress in negotiations with Kosovo. During a one-day visit to Belgrade Tuesday, Ms. Merkel said Germany believes that Serbia’s place is in Europe, but that to get there it must restart dialogue with Kosovo. Mr. Tadic […]

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Germany to Serbia: EU Candidacy Still in Doubt

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Serbia’s aspirations to join the European Union have run into another complication. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday warned Serbia it must make progress in talks with Kosovo before it can become an EU candidate, possibly later this year. Ms. Merkel spoke after talks in Belgrade with Serbian President Boris Tadic. She said Serbia’s candidacy […]

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Serbia Seeks New Stand-by Loan from IMF

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Serbian government officials have opened discussions with a delegation from the International Monetary Fund as they seek a new stand-by loan for the Balkans country. Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic met with an IMF delegation led by Albert Jaeger Monday in Belgrade. The two men agreed that strict budget restrictions and cutting expenditures at all […]

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UN Prosecutors Seek Two Separate Trials for Mladic

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations prosecutors are seeking two separate trials for ex-Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in an attempt to speed up the prosecution and ensure that a verdict is handed down to the aging war crimes suspect. The chief prosecutor for the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia says he wants Mladic to […]

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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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