Kosovo PM says he "will not step down early"
BELGRADE -- Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci has reiterated that he will not relinquish his position to opposition Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) leader Ramush Haradinaj.
Thaci told Priština-based Albanian language daily Bota Sot that he would remain the prime minister until the end of his mandate, i.e. until the next parliamentary elections.
He said that he remained loyal to the agreement with voters and that he would not question it under any circumstances.
However, Haradinaj announced recently that he could become a prime minister in January and that this was his party’s condition to join a coalition with Thaci’s Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).
Serbian parliament’s Council on Kosovo Chairman Milovan Drecun says that it is “immoral of Ramush Haradinaj to be the new negotiator with Belgrade” but that Serbia “will have to accept it”.
Haradinaj, a former commander of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), was acquitted of crimes against Serb, Roma and Albanian civilians in an illegal KLA detention camp in the village of Jablanica in 1998 by the Hague Tribunal on November 29.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 19:05 | Source: B92 | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A new B92/Ipsos Strategic Marketing poll shows that the county's most popular party at the end of 2012 are the ruling Serb Progressives (SNS).
sreda 26.12.2012 | 18:18 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić and his Serb Republic (RS) counterpart Milorad Dodik met on Wednesday in Banja Luka to pledge "better cooperation".
sreda 26.12.2012 | 17:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (22) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- PM Ivica Dačić has once again stated that if the local authorities in Bujanovac fail to remove a controversial memorial, the state will do so "by force".
sreda 26.12.2012 | 17:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- FM Ivan Mrkić says that the position paper, or “non-paper”, represented the views of Serbia's senior officials concerning a possible solution for Kosovo.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 15:05 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Group for Succession chief Oliver Antić has announced that Serbia will seek a review of some agreements on the division of the former Yugoslavia property.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 13:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA KAMENICA -- Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo Director Aleksandar Vulin says that safety of Kosovo Serbs is important and that his office will insist on increasing it.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 12:41 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Former Deputy PM Miroljub Labus, who was recently questioned about the sale of Sartid steel mill, says that the then government had nothing to do with it.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 11:49 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament continued a debate on a draft Law on Public Procurement on Wednesday morning.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 11:27 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Democratic Party (DS) leader Dragan Đilas said Tuesday night that the ruling coalition was unstable and that the government “can hardly make it through 2013.”
sreda 26.12.2012 | 09:54 | Source: Beta, Danas | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Deputy PM Suzana Grubješić has stated that a platform on Kosovo is not an obstacle to the continuation of the Belgrade-Priština talks.
sreda 26.12.2012 | 09:15 | Source: Beta | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- "I will sooner withdraw from the negotiations than take part in something that is not good for Serbia," President Tomislav Nikolić has said.