Biden visits U.S. military base in Kosovo
PRIŠTINA -- U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden left Priština for Lebanon today, wrapping up his Balkan visit with a trip to the U.S. military base in Kosovo, Bondsteel.
Biden has also visited Sarajevo and Belgrade over the last three days, where he met with senior officials of both countries.
He ended his visit to the Balkans with a visit to Bondsteel, where he also spent the night.
While addressing soldiers at the base, he said that KFOR was the second largest NATO operational force and that KFOR members from the U.S. were helping get Kosovo on its feet.
“You know that you’ve showed the world and continue to show what happens when a nation decides to fight together against tyranny and build a free society. That is not an exaggeration, that is reality. You are rebuilding a society, which obviously never existed in this part of the world,” Biden said.
He said that what the American armed forces were doing in Kosovo was of vital importance.
“You are protecting the innocent in Kosovo. You’ve been protecting the innocent for a decade and been offering the Kosovans the security they need and the space they need to build their independence, democracy and, most importantly, a multiethnic state,” Biden said.
petak 22.05.2009 | 15:44 | Source: B92, Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Only Macedonia has met all the conditions for lifting the visa regime, while Serbia and Montenegro have met “the majority,” an EC expert team has concluded.
petak 22.05.2009 | 14:42 | Source: Danas | Comments: (44) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- No more passports will be issued to Albanians from Kosovo, daily Danas understands from the government.
petak 22.05.2009 | 14:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
ZUBIN POTOK -- Residents and businessmen from Zubin Potok have lifted their blockade of Ribariće-Kosovska Mitrovica road after a three-hour protest.
petak 22.05.2009 | 12:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
GNJILANE -- 16 Serb officers have returned to work in the Kosovo Police Service (KPS) in the Gnjilane region since May 15, says regional spokesperson Ismet Hashani.
petak 22.05.2009 | 10:03 | Source: B92 | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Former Serbian Ambassador to the U.S. Ivan Vujačić says that Joe Biden’s visit to Serbia shows that the U.S. supports the EU integration of the region.
petak 22.05.2009 | 09:10 | Source: Blic | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The EC will activate the interim agreement with Serbia and give the green light for visa abolition this summer, probably in late June, says daily Blic.