"Vatican's Kosovo position unchanged"
Source: Beta, Tanjug
VATICAN -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić was on an official visit to the Vatican on Monday.
There, he meet with Holy See Secretary for Foreign Affairs Monsignor Pietro Parolino, Prefect for the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Cardinal Leonardo Sandri and Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Jeremić traveled to Rome ahead of a meeting he will attend at UNESCO headquarters and participation in other international forums, aimed at marking the fifth anniversary of the March pogrom in Kosovo, when 35 Serb Orthodox churches were destroyed, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement ahead of his trip.
After the meetings, the minister said that his hosts told him the Vatican's position not to recognize the Kosovo Albanian unilateral declaration of independence will not change.
"After today's talks, there are no hints that this stance might change," said Jeremić, revealing that another topic of conversation was Serbia's case before the International Court of Justice, ICJ, over the declaration's legality.
The minister also said the discussion included protection of the Christian cultural legacy, and the Serb Orthodox Christian monasteries and churches in Kosovo.
"At this moment, there is not a single spot in Europe where protecting Christian heritage is under more danger than in Kosovo," said Jeremić.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 19:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Coordinating Body for Southern Serbia chief says that agreement has been reached allowing ethnic Albanian community representatives to return to this body.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 16:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- First Deputy PM and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić will be in Athens starting Monday, until Wednesday, March 18.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 16:03 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić has appealed on UNMIK and EULEX missions in Kosovo to establish the rule of law and secure peaceful life for all.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 15:25 | Source: Beta | Comments: (26) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Members of the Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo and Metohija have not been allowed entry into the province this morning.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 15:20 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (25) | Send comment
VUČITRN, PRIŠTINA -- The government secured two generators producing 10 kilowatts each for the village of Prilužje, which is going ten days without electricity.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 14:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- EULEX Chief Yves de Kermabon will visit Belgrade this week, it has been confirmed.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 13:49 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The trial of Miladin Kovačević, accused of assaulting an American student, has been postponed indefinitely.
ponedeljak 16.03.2009 | 09:31 | Source: Beta, Dnevnik | Comments: (45) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- EU foreign ministers will not discuss Serbia at their next meeting as there are no new elements related to Hague Tribunal cooperation, daily Dnevnik writes.
nedelja 15.03.2009 | 13:33 | Source: Beta | Comments: (7) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- UNMIK chief in Kosovo Lamberto Zanier did not finalize his report due to be presented to the next UN Security Council meeting.
nedelja 15.03.2009 | 13:12 | Source: FoNet, Blic | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ahead of joining the new interior minister in his cabinet in 2008, Ivica Dačić's team had to undergo psychological testing.
nedelja 15.03.2009 | 11:46 | Source: Beta | Comments: (20) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Opposition DSS leader Vojislav Koštunica has warned that Serbia is undergoing spiritual and territorial ravaging.
nedelja 15.03.2009 | 11:40 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
PRIJEPOLJE -- A survey conducted in several Sandžak municipalities shows there are deep ethnic divisions among the residents of this region in southwestern Serbia.
nedelja 15.03.2009 | 11:09 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Traditional churches in Serbia are still unhappy after the government changed its draft Anti-Discrimination Law.
subota 14.03.2009 | 15:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- EULEX chief Yves de Kermabon will be in Belgrade next week for a "technical visit", a spokesman for this EU mission told Tanjug in Priština this Saturday.
subota 14.03.2009 | 14:34 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The opposition Serb Progressive Party (SNS) could soon launch a lawsuit against the state of Serbia before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
subota 14.03.2009 | 12:47 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government has held a coordinating meeting that was to harmonize positions ahead of an IMF mission's arrival to Belgrade.
subota 14.03.2009 | 11:44 | Source: B92 | Comments: (4) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried was assigned to a new position.
subota 14.03.2009 | 10:49 | Source: B92 | Comments: (28) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Kosovo police, KPS, harassed two crews of reporters as they returned from a protest Serbs had staged in the village of Šilovo, near Gnjilane, on Friday.
petak 13.03.2009 | 16:10 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government has adopted the anti-discrimination law again today, including some changes made at the request of religious communities.
petak 13.03.2009 | 15:50 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
PRAGUE, BELGRADE, LONDON -- Mirek Topolanek criticized Holland for blocking the further EU integration of the Western Balkans and violating the founding ideas of the European community.
petak 13.03.2009 | 15:20 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Racist posters printed by the Nacionalni Stroj neo-Nazi organization have appeared all round the Novi Sad University campus and on bus stops.
petak 13.03.2009 | 15:05 | Source: Beta | Comments: (5) | Send comment
PRAGUE -- Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek closed a NATO conference in Prague calling on the Alliance to accept the countries of the Western Balkans into its ranks.
petak 13.03.2009 | 12:06 | Source: Beta | Comments: (38) | Send comment
PRILUŽJE -- Vučitrn Municipal President Stojadin Tomić says that the Kosovo police are fining drivers with Serbian number plates.
petak 13.03.2009 | 09:52 | Source: B92 | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Kosovo Ministry officials are due to meet with representatives of UNMIK and diplomatic offices in Kosovo to find a solution to the energy crisis.
petak 13.03.2009 | 08:49 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE, LONDON -- Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić says the British parliament strongly supports Serbia’s European integration.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 17:07 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
STRASBOURG, BELGRADE -- The special prosecutor says that the probe into the political background of Zoran Đinđić’s murder was never suspended, as it never even started.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 16:23 | Source: FoNet, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BUCHAREST -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić has thanked his Romanian counterpart Cristian Diaconescu for Bucharest’s support for Serbia’s EU integration.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 16:11 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (5) | Send comment
LONDON -- Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić says Serbia will submit an official application for EU membership later this year.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 15:43 | Source: FoNet, Beta | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbs from Šilovo, near Gnjilane in Kosovo, have again gathered at the village entrance to protest against new electricity shortages.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 13:32 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Mirko Cvetković, ministers, members of Zoran Đinđić’s family and others have observed the sixth anniversary of the late prime minister’s assassination.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 13:29 | Source: Danas | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- EC representatives are currently in Belgrade to supervise Serbia’s fulfillment of conditions for the Schengen white list, writes daily Danas.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 11:55 | Source: Politika | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Foreign Ministry supports the signing of the convention prohibiting the use of cluster bombs, but the Defense Ministry does not, daily Politika writes.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 11:17 | Source: FoNet, Večernje novosti | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- France is whole-heartedly on Serbia’s side when it comes to EU accession, despite conflicting views on Kosovo, says an adviser to the French Foreign Ministry.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 10:11 | Source: Blic, Danas | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- FM Vuk Jeremić says getting Serbia on to the Schengen white list is the easiest and most attainable goal of the year as it's not hampered by political issues.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 09:51 | Source: Politika | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government felt that it was necessary to consider the Church’s objections to the anti-discrimination law in order to reach a broader consensus, says the PM.
četvrtak 12.03.2009 | 09:26 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (23) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia’s first democratically-elected prime minister, Zoran Đinđić, was assassinated six years ago to the day in front of government HQ.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 17:18 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (34) | Send comment
BELGRADE, POŽAREVAC -- The ruling Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) today observes the third anniversary of the death of former Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 15:20 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (20) | Send comment
GNJILANE -- Serbs in the Kosovo village of Prilužje are holding a peaceful protest today because they have yet to have their electricity switched on.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 15:02 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament finished discussing a proposal to relieve the chairman and two members of the National Education Council of their duties and elect new members.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 14:22 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- There are still big obstacles to achieving human rights standards in Serbia, which is why the anti-discrimination law is necessary, says a CoE commissioner.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 14:19 | Source: Beta | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- American Vice President Joseph Biden said at the NATO HQ that there will be no withdrawal of KFOR troops in Kosovo in order to help U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 13:00 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Traditional churches and religious communities have on Tuesday evening sent comments regarding the anti-discrimination law to Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 11:25 | Source: Beta | Comments: (26) | Send comment
MADRID -- During his visit to Spain earlier this week, President Boris Tadić participated in a Madrid forum New Economy and spoke with the Spanish Employer’s Society.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 11:04 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader will lead a economic-political delegation visiting Belgrade on March 20.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 10:10 | Source: FoNet, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA KAMENICA -- A fire that broke out in Kosovska Kamenica, eastern Kosovo, burned down the roof of a local infirmary.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 09:58 | Source: B92 | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ten years after NATO attacked Serbia, there are still more than 2,500 cluster bombs that have not detonated, which requires international help to remove safely.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 09:26 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The U.S. State Department Bureau of Operations Abroad announced that a new embassy will be built in Belgrade, costing USD 117mn.
sreda 11.03.2009 | 09:24 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (18) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Arresting Ratko Mladić would be the best proof that Serbia accepts European values, says Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 17:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić met with the members of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Tuesday.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 17:14 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Social Democratic Union (SDU) President Žarko Korać said that he received a death threat related to political stances he has stated publicly.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 16:22 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The new acting director of the Pension Insurance Fund (PIO) is Slobodan Zdravković, previously employed with the Security Information Agency (BIA).
utorak 10.03.2009 | 15:26 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament’s Committee for Gender Equality condemned Tomislav Nikolić’s comments aimed at MP Gordana Pop-Lazić as “improper".
utorak 10.03.2009 | 13:51 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serb Radical Party (SRS) officials are refusing to leave the Zemun municipal assembly which members of the temporary administration were expected to enter.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 13:47 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (46) | Send comment
ŠILOVO, BELGRADE -- The Serb village of Šilovo in Kosovo has today been reconnected to the power grid.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 11:40 | Source: Danas | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The draft for the Vojvodina statute and the accompanying law on the province’s jurisdiction should enter parliamentary procedures this week, daily Danas writes.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 10:36 | Source: Danas | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- After examining video footage of Velimir Ilić's comments directed at Rasim Ljajić, the public prosecution says he cannot be held liable.
utorak 10.03.2009 | 09:23 | Source: Blic | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The ruling coalition is ready to adopt the Anti-Discrimination Law, but only if there are no substantial changes to the text, says daily Blic.