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May, 3. 2006.
Miroljub Labus: It is true that Prime Minister Koštunica claims he did not make a promise and it is also true that Commissioner Olli Rehn said in public and in private that he did receive such as promise. Exactly a month ago, the same kind of press release was being prepared for the public, but the Carla Del Ponte came and surprised Commissioner Rehn by turning the tables, who in turn couldn’t believe what had happened and phoned the Prime Minister.

February, 28. 2006.
Michael Polt: We talk constantly about Kosovo, the status of Kosovo the future of Kosovo, but actually what we are really talking about here is the future of Europe, the future of Serbia and Kosovo and the future of the entire region inside that Europe, where people of all types of different ethnic backgrounds have found a way to live together peacefully.

February, 9. 2006.
Veran Matic: The B92 director Veran Matic tells BIRN that the secret of the Serbian radio and television station's success lies in the fact that it was already preparing itself to survive in a competitive market long before the fall of the Milosevic regime.

February, 6. 2006.
Sawyers: What I said was that we were now embarked on a final status process for Kosovo. This has been going for two months now. We had an important meeting in London last Tuesday at the ministerial level to set the way ahead and some important decisions were taken there.

January, 31. 2006.
Miroslav Lajèák: The government said they planned to hold the referendum in April, but I said we had an ongoing process with certain dynamics that will determine when the conditions have been met to organise this event. I expect that both sides will respect this and that they’ve started out with the idea not to abandon the process before it ends. The EU clearly stated they did not want one-sided measures and steps being taken. So, no one has decided that the referendum will take place in April, because it might not, depending on the process that is currently under way.

January, 24. 2006.
I find that I am hip-hopping, trying to connect complex worlds. Giving feedback to the postings of Iraqi bloggers, and provide them with journalistic advice e.g. their writing and suggest subjects they could take up. I want the Iraqi bloggers to be as good as good journalists can be, while at the same time I don’t want them to lose their personal factor in their writings.

January, 23. 2006.
I have to say that it was a huge railway disaster, not just in our local proportions, but also at European scale. There is always a possibility that a train will stop in its tracks, but there are procedures in these cases to prevent further unwanted consequences of such incidents. The question here is why the train had to stop three times. According to some information, there was a power failure in the train, others say the problem was the braking system that failed. Eventually, the true cause of the tragedy will come to light.

November, 28. 2005.
After spending a year and a half of her tenure in Belgrade advocating on behalf of the interests of American companies in SCG, Maria Andrews, Commercial Counsellor of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, summarises for CorD her experiences and offers numerous practical examples of instances where senior Serbian officials proved helpful in resolving specific requests.

November, 28. 2005.
Taken from CorD Magazine
In Serbia, the heightened debate over Kosovo is laced with the fear that solutions giving the province a special status and eventually leading to full independence could serve as a model for a similar scenario in Vojvodina, says Deputy Serbian Prime Minister Miroljub Labus.

 

September, 29. 2005.
Carla Del Ponte, is due in Belgrade again, keeping the pressure on for the delivery of fugitives to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Ahead of her visit, the Hague Tribunal's chief prosecutor gave this interview to B92's Milos Milic.

 

 

2004

June, 2. 2004.
Geoffrey Barrett has headed the EU delegation in Belgrade since October, 2000. He spoke to B92ís Danijel Bukumirovic about Serbia-Montenegroís bid for EU memberhip and how the presidential election on June 13 will affect Belgradeís relationship with Brussells.

 

May, 27. 2004.
The frontrunner in Serbiaís presidential election on June 13, according to opinion polls, is the deputy leader of the Serbian Radical Party, Tomislav Nikolic. The party is a former coalition partner of Slobodan Milosevicís Socialist Party of Serbia and its leader, Vojislav Seselj, is, like Milosevic, now in custody in The Hague, awaiting trial on war crime charges. B92ís Sanda Savic interviewed Nikolic two weeks before the election.

 

2003

October, 26. 2003.

Branko Milanovic is lead economist in the World Bank research group and visiting professor at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has conducted cutting-edge research on the scale of inequality in the world economy. Here he is interviewed by Multinational Monitor

September, 18. 2003.

The president of the Intenrational Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Judge Theodor Meron, has been visiting Belgrade. B92's Ljubica Gojgic spoke to him.

"The tribunal has always been, I think, whatever has been said about it, friendly and impartial, friendly to Serbia, friendly to all the people in the area."

 

 

2002

Thursday, August 1st 2002.
Stefano Sannino, head of the OSCE mission in Belgrade, completes his tour of duty this week
He gave his last interview in Belgrade to B92ís Irena Milojkovic on Thursday, August 1.
Sannino: Well, I think we have managed to achieve a certain number of things. We should maybe go back to how the OSCE was considered in this country, the legacy of the KVM (Kosovo Verification Mission) and the past Ė the OSCE had quite a negative rating in Yugoslavia. So what I hope Iíve managed to do is to get a different perception of the organisation and its work and how it can support the development of democracy in the country

 

Friday, May 31st 2002.
Guest: Mr. Frederick Schieck, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Host: Veran Matic
Schieck: I believe that it was in March that President Bush announced the ‘’Millennium Challenge Account’’, which is a very important step because it represents 50 per cent increase in US economic assistance to the countries of the world. We are now in the process of defining how that programme will work. One of the important things that the President said was that we wanted to assist governments which were making good progress

 

Friday, March 15th 2002.
Guest: Ambassador William B. Taylor
Host: Irena Milojkovic
Taylor: We see that thereís great potential in Serbia.† Great potential.† Thereís great potential for other people to invest, I mentioned investors around the world, to bring resources and expertise into this country, to work with existing firms or new firms. But also, at the local level, small businesses.†We are absolutely convinced that small business development is the way for people to get good jobs. In fact most of the jobs in the United States, most of the jobs in Western Europe, most of the jobs in Japan are in small businesses.

 

Friday, March 8th 2002.
Guest: John Peel
Peel: I choose all the music for my own programs, if I hear a band play somewhere, I can say let's get them into recording some stuff for the program and it happens. And it seems to me to be almost the perfect life, really. I mean, I would like to be taller and have more hair [laughs] and things, but apart from those physical things I can't really imagine how my life could be improved. I hope that doesn't sound smug, but it is a pretty good life.


2001

Wednesday November 28 2001
Guest: Naomi Klein, Canadian journalist and columnist
Host: Dragan Ambrozic, B92
Klein: I think we absolutely need to reclaim our public institutions and our notions of civil society, whether that means education or local governance or unions, and that our current constructions are definitely archaic so when we defend the public sphere we end up defending sort of remote bureaucracies that people donít feel connected to and if we look at what is really driving people to the streets, I think what theyíre responding to is a crisis in representative democracy where power is being delegated to points further and further from where they live.

 

Wednesday September 19 2001
Guest: Noam Chomsky, Professor of linguistics at MIT
Hosts: Svetlana Vukovic, Svetlana Lukic
Chomsky: US policy has already been officially announced.  The world is being offered a "stark choice": join us, or "face the certain prospect of death and destruction." Congress has authorized the use of force against any individuals or countries the President determines to be involved in the attacks, a doctrine that every supporter regards as ultra-criminal.  That is easily demonstrated.  Simply ask how the same people would have reacted if Nicaragua had adopted this doctrine after the US had rejected the orders of the World Court to terminate its "unlawful use of force" against Nicaragua and had vetoed a Security Council resolution calling on all states to observe international law.

 

Monday, May 4th 2001.
Guest:
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Host: Veran Matic, ANEM chairman
Cooper: Without truth, there can be no reconciliation. And for that, thatís a very, very tough, painful, and potentially explosive process, to put the cards on the table and to... because, tell me how people are living in the eye of a hurricane, they donít know necessarily what was going on in the perimeters. Now is the time, not later, but now, to try to put those issues on the table, and then issues of context and reconciliation between different ethnic groups, etc., I think thatís going to take a lot longer, because as a student of history Iím certainly aware that we can just... , only have to go back to the World War II, and the behaviour of the Ustasas in Croatia, thereís so much history that goes back that itís inappropriate for the people in the West to lecture the people of the former Yugoslavia about how they should, you know, be nice to each other and come out and, you know, dance in the circle. Thatís going to take time.

 

Monday, March 19th 2001.
Guest:
Alex Boraine
Host: Veran Matic ANEM chairman
Boraine: I find that truth sets people free. Lies does exactly the opposite. If society wants to move into the future it has to be freed, and it is the truth that sets people free towards the new behaviour and new society, new approach and new climate, if you like. Thatís why I think it is so important. Not simply† accumulation of knowledge, but the acknowledgement of that knowledge, that this is where we made mistakes, that we went wrong, thatís where things went crazy, if you like.† If youíre going to start building a more decent, more open society, you really have to unlock that with the key, which is truth.

 

Tuesday, January 16th 2001.
Guest: Lieutenant General Nebojsa Pavkovic, Yugoslav Army Chief of Staff
Host: Tamara Pupovac
Pavkovic: First of all, there was no public appearance of Slobodan Milosevic in Banjica. We had an official graduation ceremony of second lieutenants at the Military academy, an event which takes place every year at the same time in Banjica. For the first time, the president wished to be present at such an event and in accordance with the usual procedure and military protocol, this celebration - the graduation of second lieutenants - took place.

 

Friday January 5 2001
Guests: Milan Zaric, Snezana Milacic, Mark Layton, Zoran Stankovic, Milan Orlic, Gordana Brun, Dug Rocky and William Arkin
Hosts: Brankica Stankovic and Miodrag Vidic
Zaric: According to our figures, during the aggression NATO forces fired 50,000 projectiles containing depleted uranium from guns on H10 planes. In addition to the 112 locations claimed to have been hit by this ammunition, we have proof that a further 5 regions have been contaminated outside the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, four in Serbia and one in Montenegro.

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