Romanian president in favor of Danube crossing
NEGOTIN -- Romanian President Traian Basescu on Wednesday met with local officials and ethnic Romanians in the eastern Serbian town of Negotin.
He promised to advocate for the opening of the Đerdap II border crossing in the near future.
Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Jovan Krkobabić accompanied the Romanian president to the border crossing, whose opening was ordered by the government in 2006, but which remains closed.
Negotin Mayor Vlajko Đorđević, who was in the meeting with the Romanian president, told Tanjug that the opening was stalled by problems on both sides of the border, some of which were connected to Romania joining the Schengen Area.
"Basescu told us the situation is much clearer now and he will be able to advocate the opening of the crossing, and he also promised to visit the Negotin region again soon to attend the opening ceremony," Đorđević told Tanjug.
The position of the Romanian national minority was also a topic at the meeting, he added, with Basescu pointing out he did not come "to convince people to be Romanians", but to help those who identify as Romanian to preserve their language and tradition.
After the meeting with local officials, Basescu - who started his visit on Tuesday in Belgrade with meetings with the country's top officials - addressed the Romanian national minority at a cinema in Negotin, visited the Romanian Orthodox church in Malajnica and then left for Romania across the Đerdap II crossing.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 20:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- CoE Political Affairs Committee Rapporteur on Kosovo Committee Bjorn von Sydow met in Kosovska Mitrovica with heads of four Serb municipalities in the north.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 19:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
STRASBOURG -- The Council of Europe (CoE) has awarded Serbian President Boris Tadić its annual North-South Prize, it has been announced.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 16:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Parliament Committee on Kosovo and Metohija wants the government "to issue a binding act on the situation in the southern province for MPs to debate".
sreda 2.11.2011 | 14:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) announced on Wednesday that the party's program would be made available to the public on Monday.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 12:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BERLIN -- Belgrade team chief Borislav Stefanović voiced belief that the Belgrade-Priština dialogue could be continued soon.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 10:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Albanian Interior Minister of Interior Bajram Rexhepi has said that the Priština institutions will not take any unilateral actions in northern Kosovo.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 09:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- British Foreign Office Minister for Europe David Lidington said late Tuesday that the Belgrade-Priština dialog was very important for Serbia's EU integration.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 16:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Romanian President Traian Basescu said on Tuesday in Belgrade that Serbia had his country's unconditional support on the path to becoming an EU member.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 15:37 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić has commented on the appearance of Russian Ambassador Aleksandar Konuzin at a Serb Progressive Party (SNS) rally.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 11:40 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (48) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- In defending their territory, Serbs should stick to UNSC Resolution 1244, which states that Kosovo is part of Serbia, says Russian FM Sergei Lavrov.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 11:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
CHICAGO -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić has stated that Motorola and the Serbian MUP will continue cooperation in modernization of information and communication systems.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 10:35 | Source: Blic | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian authorities refused to sign an agreement detailing the reconciliation of the two Islamic communities in Serbia, writes a Belgrade-based newspaper.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 09:23 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović says that Serbia will not give up on its EU pathway even if it does not get the EU candidate status on December 9.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 17:27 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A session of the Serbian parliament dedicated to Kosovo, previously scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, will likely be postponed for Friday, November 4.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 17:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
MOSCOW, BELGRADE -- The Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that Ambassador Aleksandr Konuzin's presence at a Serb Progressive Party (SNS) rally was common diplomatic practice.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 14:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
NORTHERN KOSOVO -- The night went peacefully in northern Kosovo, without any movement of KFOR troops, while local Serbs continued to man the barricades they put up in the area.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 12:00 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (32) | Send comment
PARIS -- Monasteries and churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) cannot belong to the so-called "Republic of Kosovo", FM Vuk Jeremić says.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 15:59 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A parliament session, at which MPs should discuss government’s report on the situation in Kosovo, will be postponed for a day or two.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 15:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BRNJAK -- The barricade set by Serbs at the administrative line in front of the Brnjak crossing on Saturday is now over two meters high.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 13:55 | Source: Dnevnik, Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
NOVI SAD, BELGRADE -- Belgrade team chief Borislav Stefanović stated Sunday solutions for the Jarinje and Brnjak administrative crossings were close but that they would not be ideal.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 13:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
KRAGUJEVAC -- Serbian parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović said Sunday the international community should exert influence on Priština to be more open in the dialogue.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 11:21 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić says he is aware that citizens are dissatisfied but he believes that calls not to vote in the elections will not solve anything.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 10:56 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (38) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for five Serbs suspected of murdering Kosovo police special unit (ROSU) member Enven Zymberi on July 26.
subota 29.10.2011 | 16:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The parliamentary Committee for Kosovo will discuss Tuesday a report on Serbian government's activities regarding stabilization of the situation in Kosovo.
subota 29.10.2011 | 15:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
FRANKFURT -- KFOR is not an agency for transportation of Priština police officers, KFOR Commander Erhard Drews has said.
subota 29.10.2011 | 13:45 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Deputy PM and Priština team head Edita Tahiri believes Serbia is creating unnecessary problems in implementation of the agreement on freedom of movement.
subota 29.10.2011 | 12:34 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
RIBARIĆE -- Northern Kosovo Serbs set up a new barricade on the Ribariće-Zubin Potok road leading to the Brnjak administrative crossing on Saturday.
petak 28.10.2011 | 18:33 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Council of Europe (CoE) Special Rapporteur Dick Marty on Friday attended a session of the organization's sub-committee on crime and terrorism.
petak 28.10.2011 | 15:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
ŠTRPCE -- NATO troops in Kosovo, KFOR, will not use their right to freedom of movement in the province "until other international organizations have the same right".
petak 28.10.2011 | 15:02 | Source: Blic | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government has hired one of the most powerful lobbying companies in the U.S., amid the diplomatic battle for Kosovo and EU integration.
petak 28.10.2011 | 14:05 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (21) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- In its report sent to MPs on Friday, the Serbian government states that international missions in Kosovo "placed themselves in the service of Priština".
petak 28.10.2011 | 12:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Finance Ministry State Secretary Slobodan Homen stated Friday that a compromise solution has been found in respect to the Rehabilitation Law.
petak 28.10.2011 | 12:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Mirko Cvetković stated in Belgrade Friday that this government has started pension system reforms which will be completed by some future government.
petak 28.10.2011 | 10:23 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A coalition between the Democratic Party (DS) and the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is meaningless to me, said DS deputy leader Dragan Đilas.
petak 28.10.2011 | 10:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (22) | Send comment
BERLIN -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has stated that NATO will not allow recent tensions in Kosovo to turn back time.
petak 28.10.2011 | 09:22 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- A majority of members of the Kosovo assembly in Priština rejected on Thursday demands of the opposition Self-Determination Movement.
petak 28.10.2011 | 09:14 | Source: B92 | Comments: (34) | Send comment
RIBARIĆE -- KFOR troops removed a barricade in the village of Ribariće near the Brnjak administrative crossing early on Friday.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 18:16 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The opposition SNS party on Thursday in Belgrade marked its patron saint day with a reception and an optimistic note sounded by its leader, Tomislav Nikolić.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 17:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
PRAGUE -- KFOR's Czech soldiers will complete their 12 year-long engagement in Kosovo early in November, the Czech Defense Ministry released on Thursday.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 17:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- PM Mirko Cvetković says he will propose November 2 as the date to hold the parliament session on the government's report on the situation in Kosovo-Metohija.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 17:00 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
ZUPČE -- Northern Kosovo Serbs removed a part of the barricade on the Kosovska Mitrovica-Ribariće road in the village of Zupče on Thursday morning.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 16:04 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Top Serbian state officials on Thursday in Belgrade met with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, to discuss Kosovo and EU integrations.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 14:09 | Source: Beta | Comments: (24) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- KFOR demands unconditional freedom of movement for its troops, EULEX members, other institutions and citizens, says KFOR Spokesman Uwe Nowitzki.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 12:27 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (13) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The Kosovo assembly is holding a session Thursday to discuss Self-Determination Movement’s proposal to end talks with Serbia and send police to the north.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 11:02 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Austrian Vice Chancellor and FM Michael Spindelegger is convinced the solution to northern Kosovo problems can only be found if all sides show good will.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 10:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (31) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- Serbian parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović said Wednesday in Washington she had called on the U.S. to use its influence on Priština.
četvrtak 27.10.2011 | 09:38 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (53) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia needs to say it loud and clear that its goal is "independence of Serbs in northern Kosovo", Deputy PM and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić has said.