“Govt. ready to compromise, won’t cross red lines”
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The Serbian government is ready for compromise to resolve the Kosovo issue but there are red lines we cannot cross, Minister for Kosovo Goran Bogdanović says.
Goran Bogdanović (Tanjug, file)
He told Tanjug on Sunday that the Serbian Constitution and resolutions on Kosovo adopted by the Serbian parliament were the red lines which could not be crossed and that no agreement between Priština and Belgrade through dialogue conducted in Brussels would exceed the said lines.
“None of our negotiators is ready to cross these red lines, it was stated by the negotiators as well as by Serbian President Boris Tadić,” Bogdanović pointed out.
He said that he wanted to believe that there is no one in the Serbian government who would put their signature to the unilateral independence of Kosovo.
Commenting on the proposals for Kosovo's partition, the minister for Kosovo said that one should not avoid any issues and that Belgrade was ready to discuss all issues.
“This does not mean that our policy is based on the division of Kosovo and Metohija, because we have a clear policy and strategy for the province, which is not at the expense of Kosovo Albanians,” he explained.
He underscored that the aim of this policy was not to make the Albanians lose everything, but to enable Serbs to regain what they had in Kosovo - freedom of movement, legal protection, economic development, the right to dispose of their property and the right to return.
nedelja 5.06.2011 | 17:42 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
NEW YORK, BRUSSELS, BELGRADE -- After a long time Serbia will be praised before the UN Security Council on Monday.
nedelja 5.06.2011 | 16:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- Hague Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz will present his regular report on Serbia's cooperation with The Hague to the UN Security Council on Monday.
nedelja 5.06.2011 | 14:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
SAN SALVADOR -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić said Sunday in El Salvador that Serbia would continue deepening its relations with Latin American and Caribbean states.
nedelja 5.06.2011 | 11:54 | Source: B92, Beta, Blic | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Agriculture Minister Dušan Petrović says it is not true that the government has caved in to farmers’ requests because it will pay a part of subsidies in 2012.
subota 4.06.2011 | 16:39 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (15) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- South Kosovska Mitrovica Mayor Avni Kastrati has assessed that the Belgrade-Priština dialogue is positive but that partition ideas are not.
subota 4.06.2011 | 16:10 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Farmers’ representatives and the Agriculture Ministry have reached an agreement on subsidies.
subota 4.06.2011 | 15:47 | Comments: (28) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo will introduce visa regime for the countries that majority of refugees come from, Priština-based Albanian language daily Koha Ditore writes.
subota 4.06.2011 | 13:15 | Source: B92 | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Although cooperation with The Hague was one of the main obstacles on Serbia’s EU path, it is still unknown whether the Dutch will support Serbia’s EU candidacy.
subota 4.06.2011 | 11:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (34) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- I am not expecting that European Union officials are going to try to convince me to recognize Kosovo independence, Serbian President Boris Tadić told Euronews.
petak 3.06.2011 | 16:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Adriano Martins called on the Serbian authorities to speed up economic reforms.
petak 3.06.2011 | 15:25 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PANČEVO -- Defense Minister and Democratic Party (DS) deputy leader Dragan Šutanovac says that claim that farmers’ protest is a result of conflicts in the DS is unfounded.
petak 3.06.2011 | 13:19 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government decided on Friday in a telephone session to approve the same amount of subsidies to farming households as that given last year.
petak 3.06.2011 | 12:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A bill on property restitution - one of the conditions for Serbia to become EU candidate - could be discussed at the parliament before the summer break.
petak 3.06.2011 | 12:08 | Source: VIP | Comments: (3) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Party for Sandžak Chairman Fevzija Murić has launched an initiative for Novi Pazar to open an office in Brussels.
petak 3.06.2011 | 11:36 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (58) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- The trial of Ratko Mladić has started in the Hague Tribunal on Friday morning, but the proceedings were postponed later during the day, said reports.
petak 3.06.2011 | 10:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
LONDON -- Ratko Mladić’s arrest has created a space for dialogue to replace bloodshed in the Balkans, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton says.
petak 3.06.2011 | 10:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (21) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić says Serbia has proved to be serious about honing its international reputation by arresting Hague Tribunal indictee Ratko Mladić.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 17:18 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Liberal-Democrats (LDP) says the state's agriculture sector policy has seen "a complete collapse" with farmer protests over government subsidies.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 16:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government believes that meeting farmers' demands would "seriously jeopardize the agricultural budget and the long-term supply of meat and milk".
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 16:33 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SVILAJNAC -- Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac says Ratko Mladić did not receive medical treatment two years ago at Belgrade's the military clinic VMA.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 15:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Frontex Executive Director Ilkka Laitinen says the effects of the measures taken by Serbia to counter abuses of visa liberalization are already visible.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 13:08 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Angry farmers in their tractors blocked all access and exit roads in the towns of Pančevo and Novi Sad on Thursday.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 12:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE, PARIS -- Serbian President Boris Tadić told Agence France Presse (AFP) that he hoped the EU would set a date for the beginning of accession negotiations for early 2012.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 11:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy will meet Serbian President Boris Tadić in Brussels on June 6, said the cabinet of the EU top official.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 11:25 | Source: B92 | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- British Ambassador Michael Davenport thinks that Deputy PM Ivica Dačić’s idea that partition of Kosovo should be discussed with Albania is not constructive.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 10:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić and EULEX Chief Xavier Bout de Marnhac met in Belgrade on Wednesday.
četvrtak 2.06.2011 | 09:38 | Source: Danas | Comments: (28) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadič has said that "unconventional" moves were necessary in Serbia's policy toward Kosovo.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 16:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Head of the Belgrade team in Kosovo dialogue Borko Stefanović briefed on Wednesday in Belgrade the Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo and Metohija.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 16:22 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ratko Mladić was avoiding justice for 16 years and he should now be held responsible for the crimes he is accused of, Serge Brammertz said.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 14:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Minister for Kosovo-Metohija Goran Bogdanović and EULEX chief Xavier Bout de Marnhac met on Wednesday in Belgrade.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 10:49 | Source: NIN | Comments: (69) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Kosovo should be divided between Serbia and Albania, says Serbia's Deputy PM and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 09:40 | Source: Beta | Comments: (14) | Send comment
NIŠ -- President Boris Tadić reiterated on Tuesday that Serbia was seeking and expected to be given a date for the start of accession talks with the European Union.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 09:32 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Chief Hague Prosecutor Serge Brammertz says he would express his satisfaction over the extradition of Ratko Mladić as he addresses UN Security Council in June.
sreda 1.06.2011 | 09:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- Ratko Mladić was transferred to the Hague Tribunal's custody late on Tuesday, after Serbia's authorities extradited him to the court earlier in the day.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 17:33 | Source: B92 | Comments: (54) | Send comment
BELGRADE, THE HAGUE -- Serbia's authorities today extradited former military leader of Serbs in Bosnia Ratko Mladić to the war crimes court in The Hague.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 14:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
KIEV -- Serbia's FM Vuk Jeremić and his Ukrainian counterpart Kostyantyn Gryshchenko signed Tuesday a visa liberalization agreement, the ITAR-TASS has reported.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 12:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ZUBIN POTOK -- Businessmen from Zubin Potok (northern Kosovo) will start protesting more radically Tuesday due to the arrest of their colleague Jevrem Pantelić.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 12:06 | Source: Politika, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- EULEX prosecutors are working with CoE rapporteur Dick Marty to find the best way to move forward with the investigation into human organ trafficking in Kosovo.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 11:33 | Source: B92 | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ratko Mladić's lawyer, Miloš Šaljić, says he will advise his client not to testify in hearings concerning several cases.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 10:16 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
SOFIA -- The NATO secretary general says the western military alliance "wants the states of the Western Balkans to integrate completely into Euro-Atlantic structures".
utorak 31.05.2011 | 10:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić says the Serbian authorities arrested Hague indictee Ratko Mladić the moment they discovered him.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 09:49 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (43) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić will miss the June 2 celebrations in Rome to mark the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
utorak 31.05.2011 | 09:28 | Source: B92 | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Hague indictee and former military leader of Serbs in Bosnia Ratko Mladić this morning visited his daughter's grave in a Belgrade cemetery.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 18:10 | Source: B92 | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A lawyer representing Ratko Mladić told reporters on Monday that an appeal against the decision to extradite his client to the Hague Tribunal had been sent.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 16:27 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (23) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Rasim Ljajić says the reason for the long and successful hiding of Ratko Mladić can be found in the fact that a very small number of people were involved.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 15:49 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac will confer with his Nigerian colleagues on promotion of the military-economic cooperation, said reports.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 14:47 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The extradition of Ratko Mladić to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will last at least two and maximum four days.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 14:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Mlađan Dinkić's United Regions of Serbia (URS) party submitted a petition to parliament with 515,792 signatures supporting their decentralization initiative.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 13:42 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
ZUBIN POTOK -- Businessmen from Zubin Potok in northern Kosovo will continue on Monday for the 12th consecutive day to block a part of the Kosovska Mitrovica-Ribarići road.
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 13:07 | Source: B92 | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Opposition SNS party leader Tomislav Nikolić says that "no gathering can influence the extradition of Hague indictee Ratko Mladić".
ponedeljak 30.05.2011 | 09:35 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The opposition Serb Radical Party (SRS) announced that they do not consider themselves responsible for the violence that broke out after their rally on Sunday.