Serbs block N. Kosovo road in protest
ZUBIN POTOK -- Members of the local business community in the town of Zubin Potok, northern Kosovo, today organized a protest and set up a road block near the town.
This came in reaction to the arrest of one of Jevra Pantelić.
The traffic is being redirected to alternative routes. The protest in the center of the town has gathered several hundred Serbs.
President of the Zubin potok Business Association Ratomir Božović and Mayor Slaviša Ristić addressed the crowd.
They stated that failing to pay taxes to the Kosovo Albanian government in Priština cannot be a cause for arresting businessmen in northern Kosovo.
The road block will remain in place until the protesters' demand for Pantelić to be released is granted.
A judge from the EU mission in Kosovo (EULEX) has decided that Pantelić should remain in custody for 30 days.
Pantelić was arrested in a joint operation by EULEX and NATO's KFOR two days ago. He is suspected of involvement in organized crime.
EULEX spokesperson Irina Gudeljevic stated after the arrest that he was apprehended during an investigation into organized crime, money laundering, fuel smuggling, tax evasion and fraud to avoid paying import customs and excise tax.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 16:58 | Source: B92 | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Islamic Community in Serbia Chief Mufti Muamer Zukorlić says that Sandžak autonomy is his principled conviction and that it does not stem from daily politics.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 16:41 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, who is heading an EU delegation on a visit to Belgrade, met Thursday with Serbian PM Mirko Cvetković.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 16:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
ATHENS -- At a time of great global transformation, the Western Balkans is on its way to completing the process of democratic consolidation, says Serbia's FM Vuk Jeremić.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 13:29 | Source: B92 | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- EULEX is competent and capable of investigating Dick Marty’s organ trade allegations, EULEX Justice Component Chief Silvio Bonfigli has stated.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 13:11 | Source: B92, RTS, VIP | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić has called on opposition SNS leader Tomislav Nikolić to disclose the topics discussed during his meetings with Boris Tadić.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 12:49 | Source: Tanjug, VIP | Comments: (41) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo's Priština-based authorities opened embassies in a number of European countries, but are reportedly unable to provide appropriate salaries for the staff.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 12:48 | Source: VIP | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac says the greatest success of his ministry in the last four years was the abolishing of the compulsory army service.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 12:21 | Source: B92 | Comments: (20) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia’s efforts to arrest Hague fugitives have not been sufficient, Hague Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz said in his report, B92 has learned.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 11:24 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Leader of the opposition SNS Tomislav Nikolić says his party would not organize any rallies in the near future.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić says that the measures against false asylum seekers will impose stricter control, but with respect for human rights.
četvrtak 19.05.2011 | 09:32 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Borislav Stefanović says the latest round of the Kosovo dialogue saw the two sides came close to an agreement on the cadaster and the freedom of movement.