Favorite to win Czech elections calls Kosovo "terrorist"
Source: B92, Danas
PRAGUE -- The favorite to win the Czech presidential elections runoff, Miloš Zeman, has voiced strong criticism of Kosovo.
Speaking for the ČTK news agency he said that if elected, he would "not allow a Czech ambassador to be sent to Priština".
"I would withdraw even the charge d'affaires that is there now, let alone send an ambassador. I consider Kosovo a terrorist regime financed by narco-mafias," Belgrade-based daily Danas is quoting Zeman as saying.
According to opinion polls, Zeman is more likely to win in the second round of the elections, scheduled for late January. His opponent is Karel Schwarzenberg.
It was the opposition of the outgoing president, Vaclav Klaus, that prevented the appointment of an ambassador in Priština, although the Czech Republic is among the 22 of EU's 27 nations that have recognized Kosovo.
Ethnic Albanians there five years ago unilaterally declared independence - a proclamation that Serbia rejects and considers unconstitutional.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 20:32 | Source: B92 | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A Serbian government deputy PM has said that "a chair for Kosovo" in the UN "is not a condition for Serbia's continued EU integration.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 17:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
ZVEČAN -- Zvečan Mayor Dragiša Milović says Serbs in northern Kosovo "would like to know the full truth about the agreements reached in Brussels".
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 16:49 | Source: Beta, NIN | Comments: (17) | Send comment
KRAGUJEVAC -- German Ambassador to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm has said that Kosovo’s membership in the UN could be a result of a political dialogue between Belgrade and Priština.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 15:52 | Source: Beta | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The Council of the EU did not ask in December that Serbia’s acceptance of Kosovo UN membership be discussed in the Belgrade Priština dialogue.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 14:30 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (30) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament Committee on Kosovo and Metohija President Milovan Drecun says German Ambassador Heinz Wilhelm's statement is a “deliberate provocation”.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 12:53 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
ZVEČAN -- Kosovo Serbs set up roadblocks on a road leading to the Jarinje crossing in the village of Rudare near Zvečan on Thursday.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 12:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić will attend a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) foreign ministers and the EU.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 11:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian government's Office for Kosovo Director Aleksandar Vulin says Kosovo Serbs would never be asked to pay customs if the money went to Kosovo's budget.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 11:31 | Source: Beta, Večernje novosti | Comments: (22) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- German Ambassador to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm has stated that Kosovo’s UN membership is one of the issues that should be discussed in Brussels.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 10:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Serbia's First Deputy PM Aleksandar Vučić has stated that the state acted in accordance with the law when it removed a controversial monument in Preševo.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Democratic Party (DS) leader Dragan Đilas says that the ruling coalition is talking about early elections in 2013 much more than the DS.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 09:22 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said that he has once again been invited to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
četvrtak 24.01.2013 | 09:11 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- A special fund for the development of the north, to which money from customs and taxes collected at the Brnjak and Jarinje crossings will go, has been formed.