U.S. names new Kosovo ambassador
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama has named Christopher Dell as the new American ambassador to Kosovo.
Dell is Washington’s second ambassador to Priština, after Tina Kaidanow, since the province unilaterally declared independence on February 17, 2008.
Dell is a career diplomatic officer, with considerable experience in crisis regions, including Kosovo, where he headed the U.S. mission in Priština from 2000-2001.
More recently, he was deputy U.S. mission chief to Afghanistan from 2004-2007, ambassador to Zimbabwe, and ambassador to Angola from 2001 to 2004.
Dell previously served in Bulgaria, where he was deputy ambassador to Sofia. He studied at Columbia University and gained his PhD at Oxford.
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PARIS -- French and Serbian Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Boris Tadić agreed in Paris yesterday that there must be no new conditions for Serbia's EU integration.
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PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu has canceled his planned trip to Skopje after the Macedonian side altered the character of the visit, Sejdiu’s cabinet announced.
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MOSCOW -- The agreement on a reciprocal visa-free regime between Serbia and Russia will enter force on June 10, the Russian Foreign Ministry has announced.
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GNJILANE -- The Kosovo Albanian government in Priština has prohibited Minister for Kosovo Goran Bogdanović and presidential advisor Mlađan Đorđevic from entry.
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PARIS -- President Boris Tadić arrived on a two-day working visit to France on Wednesday, where he will hold talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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BELGRADE -- The decision on what to build in the location where the Chinese embassy in Belgrade was destroyed in 1999 rest with the Chinese alone, writes Politika.
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BUJANOVAC -- Ethnic Albanian officials in southern Serbia have decided to continue working in the regional coordination center known as the Coordinating Body.
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BELGRADE -- According to the unofficial version of the European Commission’s report, Serbia has completed most of the needed conditions for visa liberalization.
sreda 27.05.2009 | 09:34 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (81) | Send comment
LONDON -- Minorities are beginning to leave Kosovo, because they face exclusion and discrimination, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG).
sreda 27.05.2009 | 09:31 | Source: B92 | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The opposition Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) says it is starting a campaign to gather other opposition parties in order to push for early elections.
utorak 26.05.2009 | 16:06 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Deputy PM Božidar Đelić has condemned the attacks by the Port of Belgrade's lawyers on B92, adding that the matter will be raised at Thursday’s cabinet meeting.
utorak 26.05.2009 | 13:51 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BRUSSELS, BELGRADE -- Deputy PM Božidar Đelić says that Serbia has yet to receive the European Commission's (EC) official report on Serbia’s progress towards visa liberalization.
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BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić has appointed new ambassadors to South Korea, Ethiopia and Kenya, according to the latest edition of the Official Gazette.
utorak 26.05.2009 | 12:04 | Source: Beta | Comments: (31) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo President and Prime Minister Fatmir Sejdiu and Hashim Thaci have thanked the OIC member-states for their adoption of a resolution on Kosovo.
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NOVI PAZAR -- The Meshihat of the Islamic Community in Serbia has asked Religion Minister Bogoljub Šijaković to resign, Beta reports.
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ATHENS -- Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis says that her country will continue to support Serbia in its European integration.
utorak 26.05.2009 | 09:23 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić says that Serbia’s strategic goal is EU membership and that the country will resolve all its problems peacefully using diplomatic means.
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DAMASCUS, PRIŠTINA -- The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) today in Damascus, Syria, adopted a resolution related to the Kosovo question.
ponedeljak 25.05.2009 | 16:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (21) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo’s foreign policy chief is on a visit to New York, where he will hold at least 30 meetings with representatives of states that have not recognized Kosovo.
ponedeljak 25.05.2009 | 16:02 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- After talks with the chairman of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, Nebojša Radmanović, Boris Tadić said that Serbia supported a united Bosnia.
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BELGRADE -- Lawyers for the Port of Belgrade have been sending warnings to B92 for the last two days, ahead of tonight's screening of Insider.
ponedeljak 25.05.2009 | 12:14 | Source: FoNet, Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government has yet to receive the European Commission’s (EC) visa liberalization report, says European Integration Office Director Milica Delević.
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ATHENS -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić says that no-one should prejudice the International Court of Justice’s decision about Kosovo’s unilateral independence declaration.
ponedeljak 25.05.2009 | 11:13 | Source: B92 | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Boris Tadić expects the easing of the economic crisis to be accompanied by the faster EU integration of the West Balkans, once the European elections are over.
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BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić has called a meeting of the National Security Council to analyze how an armed man was allowed to enter the Presidency building.
nedelja 24.05.2009 | 18:03 | Source: FoNet, Dnevnik | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Another European Commission expert report will be needed before Serbia could count on finding its place on the so-called white Schengen list.
nedelja 24.05.2009 | 15:49 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (89) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A draft resolution tabled by Saudi Arabia, calling for recognition of Kosovo, has been rejected at the OIC meeting in Damascus, Syria.
nedelja 24.05.2009 | 13:42 | Source: Tanjug, Vesti | Comments: (6) | Send comment
FRANKFURT -- Opposition DSS leader Vojislav Koštunica has stated that the date for new elections "also depends on the foreign factor".
nedelja 24.05.2009 | 11:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The U.S. policy towards Serbia and the region, after the visit of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to Belgrade, will remain on the same course.
nedelja 24.05.2009 | 11:06 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (13) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- The Serbs in the Kosovo enclave of Gračanica have yesterday decided to pay for the electricity they spent in the past two months.
nedelja 24.05.2009 | 11:04 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Belgrade Mayor Dragan Đilas, DS, says that he "believes in an arrangement to finance the capital city".
subota 23.05.2009 | 20:08 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE, SARAJEVO -- The Ministry of Religion says that Serbia is "open to all people of good will, but that this must not be abused".
subota 23.05.2009 | 19:55 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić says that Bosnia and Serbia "must agree whether they wish to normalize or further complicate mutual relations".
subota 23.05.2009 | 12:23 | Source: Beta | Comments: (17) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- Serbia's new ambassador to Washington, Vladimir Petrović, says that U.S. VP Joseph Biden's visit to Belgrade this week represents a "new beginning".
subota 23.05.2009 | 11:53 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament on Friday in Belgrade ended a debate on amendments to the draft Law on Safety of Traffic on the Roads.
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 | 12:44 | Source: B92 | Comments: (23) | Send comment
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.
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.