Valley Albanians push for talks on merging with Kosovo
BUJANOVAC -- An ethnic Albanian party has called for talks on the Preševo Valley’s “merger” with Kosovo.
The Movement for Democratic Progress on June 5 called on the Valley Albanian parties from the southern Serbian municipalities of Bujanovac and Preševo to form a joint body, or national council, which, as a representative of the Albanian community, would start negotiations with the Serbian government about merging these municipalities with Kosovo.
The president of the Movement for Democratic Progress and deputy chief of the Bujanovac municipality, Jonuz Musliu, in a written message called on the leaders of all Albanian political parties from Bujanovac and Preševo to form a joint National Council.
"I believe it is time to form a National Council which would adopt a joint platform, with which we would start negotiations with the Serbian government about merging the Bujanovac and Preševo municipalities with Kosovo," Musliu told Beta.
As a reason for this request, he cited the fact that, six years after the end of the conflict in this region, "nothing has changed in the political and economic sense, except for the forming of multi-ethnic police."
Musliu said he will not request that the National Council is made part of Priština's negotiating team for talks on the future status of Kosovo, but that it would negotiate directly with Belgrade about merging Bujanovac and Preševo with Kosovo.
Musliu said that nobody from the other Albanian parties has yet declared a stance on this proposal, but that talks had yet to begin.
Five Albanian political parties have representatives in the municipal assemblies of Bujanovac, Preševo and Medveđa: the Party for Democratic Action, the Democratic Union of the Valley, the Democratic Party of the Albanians, the Movement for Democratic Progress and the Movement for the Democratic Progress of Preševo.
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SUBOTICA -- League of Vojvodina Social Democrats (LSV) leader Nenad Čanak says two parallel and separate governments rule Serbia.
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MOSCOW, BRUSSELS -- Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country will not approve an imposed solution for Kosovo.
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BELGRADE -- The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) has been opened in Belgrade Wednesday.
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PRAGUE -- Veton Surroi met with U.S. President George Bush in Prague to discuss the Kosovo status situation.
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BELGRADE -- Ivan Vejvoda says that there will be no voting on the U.S.-proposed Kosovo resolution this week.
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BANJA LUKA -- Officials in the RS offered reserved comments after the first appearance of Tolimir before the Hague Tribunal.
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BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić presided over the constitutive session of the National Security Council held Tuesday in Belgrade.
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BELGRADE -- The Ministry of the Interior informed JUKOM that the records of entries into the MUP HQ at the time of Ulemek’s surrender were destroyed.
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BELGRADE, NEW YORK, NOVI PAZAR -- Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica says the U.S. announcement of a Kosovo vote at the UN is "inappropriate and damaging."
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BELGRADE -- Carla Del Ponte met state and military intelligence agencies operatives working on finding the remaining Hague fugitives.
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BELGRADE -- Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremić will travel to Russia today.
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BELGRADE -- Serb Radical Party (SRS) has submitted a motion to call a no-confidence vote on the Serbian cabinet.
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BELGRADE -- According to B92’s sources, an extraordinary parliamentary meeting may take place tomorrow.
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BELGRADE -- Chief Hague Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte has arrived in Belgrade to hold a series of meetings with Serbian state officials.
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BELGRADE -- Koštunica’s media advisor describes the upcoming meeting as “very important.”
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BELGRADE -- Oliver Ivanović said that Serbia’s leaders must address the people regarding the future of Kosovo.
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BERLIN -- Angela Merkel says that she does not expect any decisions to be made regarding Kosovo during the G8 summit.
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BELGRADE -- After a year-long pause, Serbia will send its ambassadors to Russia, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Slovenia.
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BRATISLAVA -- Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico says Slovakia will vote for the UN Security Council’s Kosovo resolution.
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BELGRADE -- The Foreign Ministry has dispatched a protest note in reaction to the recent statements by Macedonian and Albanian FMs.
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BERLIN -- Russian President Vladimir Putin advocated compromise and told Der Spiegel Kosovo’s independence would be dangerous.
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will decide whether to continue to support a new resolution or postpone the status settlement, an analyst says.
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Helsinki -- Olli Rehn and Boris Tadić met in Helsinki Saturday to confirm the details of the renewed SAA talks between the EU and Serbia.
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BERLIN, HELSINKI -- Brussels will continue to support Serbia on its EU path, regardless of differences over Kosovo, Angela Merkel says.
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WASHINGTON, SKOPJE -- U.S. President George Bush voiced support for Ahtisaari’s plan ahead of his trip to Europe.
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BELGRADE -- Political analyst Vladimir Goati says newly-elected Speaker Oliver Dulić conducts himself in a tolerant manner.
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NOVI SAD -- The Local Government Ministry has declined a motion to name two Novi Sad streets after wartime commanders.
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BELGRADE -- Draft Kosovo resolution submitted to the UN can undergo changes, British Ambassador to Serbia Stephen Wordsworth says.
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NEW YORK, MOSCOW, BELGRADE -- The new U.S.-European proposed Kosovo resolution was presented to the UN Security Council yesterday.
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BERLIN -- Olli Rehn has recommended that the suspended talks between Serbia and the EU be continued.
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BELGRADE -- The Serbian government at its May 31 session reached a decision to form a National Security Council.
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BELGRADE -- In the coming days, the Serbian Government is expected to discuss the proposed Lustration Commission candidates.
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BELGRADE -- Vojvodina officials will submit a parliamentary initiative against propagating genocide.
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NOVI SAD -- A web site maintained by members of the former JSO was blessed by Bishop Irinej, Novi Sad media report.
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BELGRADE, NEW YORK, POTSDAM -- Washington will today circulate its draft Kosovo resolution to the UN Security Council ambassadors.
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BELGRADE -- Šabac diocese bishop Lavrentije says borders and isolation from the world are not good for the nation.
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BELGRADE -- Foreign minister Vuk Jeremić says Serbia's policy will be based on bilateral relations with the U.S., EU, and Russia.
četvrtak 31.05.2007 | 09:31 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić has announced the formation of the Council for National Security for today.