"Kosovo model for Transylvania"
BUDAPEST -- Romania's member of the European Parliament Laszlo Tokes says Kosovo is a "model for the Romanian region of Transylvania".
In an interview for the Bucharest-based daily Ziua, Tokes said that Transylvania, with its ethnic Hungarian majority, should be granted, "as a temporary solution", the status of an autonomy similar to that which was given to Vojvodina in Serbia.
He added that the Hungarians in Transylvania should fight for autonomy according to the principle of "right to territory", which would be similar to the autonomy of Palestine, "that is realized according to the principle 'peace for territory'".
Tokes' stand on the unilateral proclamation of Kosovo independence does not correspond to the official position of Romania, which has stated that it will not recognize the secession of the southern Serbian province.
March 5, 2008 | 19:02 | Source: Beta, AP | Comments: (24) | Send comment
SANDANSKI -- Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski was in Bulgaria today when he addressed the border issue with Kosovo.
March 5, 2008 | 16:46 | Source: Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- The Bosnian Prosecution has charged Momir Savić with war crimes.
March 5, 2008 | 12:51 | Source: BIRN | Comments: (15) | Send comment
SKOPJE -- Macedonia will reopen investigations into crimes committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 2001 armed conflict there.
March 7, 2008 | 10:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
PODGORICA -- The Montenegrin president refuses to apologize again to Bosnia for his country’s involvement in the Bosnian war.
March 7, 2008 | 09:10 | Source: BBC | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Greece has said it cannot support Macedonia's bid to join NATO, because of the name dispute.
March 7, 2008 | 11:25 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PODGORICA -- Part of Podgorica airport was evacuated last night following a reported bomb scare.
March 7, 2008 | 10:48 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
SKOPJE -- Olli Rehn says that 2008 could be a historic year for Macedonia’s European integration.
March 6, 2008 | 12:39 | Source: B92 | Comments: (25) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Slovenia became the first former Yugoslav republic to recognize Kosovo’s unilateral independence declaration.
March 6, 2008 | 17:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Bosnian Presidency member Haris Silajdžić Thursday asked the chief Hague prosecutor to put further pressure on Belgrade.
March 6, 2008 | 13:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
ATHENS -- Greek and Cypriot officials deny rumors that pressure is being exerted on countries to recognize Kosovo.
March 6, 2008 | 17:59 | Source: eubusiness.com | Comments: (3) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- EU enlargement chief Olli Rehn warned Croatia Thursday over its EU prospects.
March 6, 2008 | 10:10 | Source: B92 | Comments: (5) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has protested to Zagreb over Croatian acts relating to the disputed border area.
March 6, 2008 | 12:43 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
TIRANA -- 16 people, including two children, died when their ship sank on lake Farka, near Tirana
March 8, 2008 | 14:01 | Source: Beta | Comments: (6) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Javier Solana has warned the international community will not tolerate calls for secession in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
March 8, 2008 | 18:27 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Ivo Sanader says Croatia will recognize Kosovo “when the time’s right, this month,” without giving the exact date.
March 8, 2008 | 12:53 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
PODGORICA -- Montenegrin PM Milo Đukanović says his time in public office greatly helped in running his business interests.
March 10, 2008 | 11:51 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
CETINJE -- Metropolitan Amfilohije has address Montenegrin President Filip Vujanović and Prime Minister Milo Đukanović.
March 9, 2008 | 14:17 | Source: Beta | Comments: (35) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Milorad Dodik says the Republic of Srpska, RS, could use its right to self-determination.
March 9, 2008 | 12:30 | Source: AP | Comments: (11) | Send comment
SKOPJE -- A senior U.S. official appealed to Macedonia to work harder toward a solution on the name dispute with Greece.
March 4, 2008 | 13:36 | Source: Beta, BBC | Comments: (22) | Send comment
ATHENS -- NATO's secretary general has urged Macedonia to settle a dispute with Greece over its name.
March 4, 2008 | 15:03 | Source: UPI | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SOFIA -- Bulgarian officials said a charred human spine was found Tuesday in a rail car that burned last week.
March 4, 2008 | 20:44 | Source: WAPA | Comments: (0) | Send comment
TIRANA -- Unconfirmed local sources say the helicopter that crashed in northern Albania today belongs to NATO.