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EU Wants Quick Start for Serbia-Kosovo Deal

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it wants “swift implementation” of a deal between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at easing Kosovo’s concerns about Serbia’s refusal to recognize its independence. The pact, signed late last week, will let Kosovars for the first time cross into Serbia with Kosovo identification papers. It also returns civil documents such as birth […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member in 2013. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member next year. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member in July 2013. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed negotiations to become the European Union’s 28th member on July 1, 2013. The six-year-long talks were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia has undergone since […]

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Serbian President Urges Reconciliation at WW II Concentration Camp

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic has called for reconciliation at the site of a concentration camp in Croatia where tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Roma were killed during World War Two. President Tadic accompanied by his mother attended a ceremony Sunday marking the 70th anniversary of the Jadovno camp, set up in 1941 by […]

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EU Commissioner: Serbia Needs progress on Kosovo Before Accession

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele says Serbia must make more progress in normalizing relations with Kosovo, but that recognizing its independence is not a condition for Serbia’s EU membership. Fuele met with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic Thursday in Brussles to discuss Belgrade’s bid to start negotiations for Serbia’s accession to the 27-nation bloc. […]

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Serb Nationalists Protest NATO-led Conference in Belgrade

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serb nationalists have rallied against NATO in Belgrade, ahead of an international military conference. Angry protesters burned NATO flags and carried banners denouncing the military alliance. Leaders of the Serbian Radical Party, which organized the protests, called President Boris Tadic a traitor and urged him to resign. A group of at least 100 radicals gathered […]

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Azerbaijan, Serbia Plan Infrastructure, Energy Projects

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has concluded a two-day visit to Serbia aimed at boosting political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. President Aliyev and his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadic announced that a new strategic partnership between the two counties will result in concrete joint projects, such as the construction of highways, energy infrastructure […]

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Major Roadblock Cleared for Serbia to Join EU

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union President Herman Van Rompuy says that Serbia’s arrest and extradition to The Hague of wanted war criminal Ratko Mladic has moved the Balkan nation significantly closer to EU membership. Speaking after a meeting Monday with Serbian President Boris Tadic, Van Rompuy said that while the path ahead for Serbia’s joining the European bloc […]

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