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2008-10-07 15:00:13

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 7 October Novi Sad, 7 October: Serbia needs to beef up before it joins the EU, and not delude itself by thinking that this will begin the moment it becomes a member, says [former Serbian Prime Minister] Vojislav Kostunica. "You first have to have your own strengths when you enter the EU, while at the same time, you have to know who you are and what it is that you are entering," the former prime minister...

2006-08-25 10:52:32

By Shaban Buza PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - U.N. mediator Martti Ahtisaari said on Friday he was still "far from the moment" when a deal could be put to the Security Council on the future status of Kosovo but the target date remained by the end of this year. Completing a week-long visit to the U.N.-administered province, the former Finnish president said the process of trying to reconcile Albanian demands for independence with Serbia's insistence on its sovereignty was like writing a...

2006-04-03 14:03:20

By Matthew Robinson VIENNA (Reuters) - Negotiations on the future of Kosovo appeared to founder on Monday as United Nations' mediators struggled to overcome Serb demands for autonomy within the majority Albanian territory. Deputy U.N. envoy Albert Rohan, who chaired the third meeting of Serbs and Kosovo Albanians in Vienna, said "considerable differences" remained between their basic concepts of how to give minority Serbs greater say in the running of their own affairs -- a key...

2006-03-22 07:23:01

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government must take action now to protect its Serbian minority, the European Union's foreign policy chief told new Kosovan Prime Minister Agim Ceku on Wednesday. "For a long time there has been a lot of talk but not much action. I think we have to reverse that now, to talk less and act more," Javier Solana said after talks with Ceku. "I insist very much that ... this is fundamental." Full protection of the 10 percent Serbian minority in...

2006-03-11 05:55:54

By Boris Groendahl and Ingrid Melander SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Controversy flared over the European Union's stance on independence for Kosovo from Serbia as EU foreign ministers met their western Balkan colleagues on Saturday. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw sparked the storm on Friday by calling Kosovo's path to independence "almost inevitable," giving the clearest indication so far by a senior Western minister of the likely result of negotiations. Kosovo President...

2005-11-08 19:21:03

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will block Serbia from joining NATO unless it resolves a territorial dispute over volatile Kosovo, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday in what was a new U.S. demand on Belgrade. Nicholas Burns, the No. 3 State Department official, outlined the U.S. condition to persuade Serbia to seek a settlement, even though Belgrade can only lose authority over the province if it reaches an accord. Previously, the United States has said...

2005-10-13 12:14:28

By Matthew Robinson PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - The United States warned on Thursday against the use of violence as negotiations on the future of Serbia's disputed province of Kosovo near, saying its people had a unique opportunity to define their own future. "We implore the parties to these negotiations not to use intimidation or the threat of violence, or violence itself as a tactic in the negotiations," U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns said...

2005-08-10 10:13:40

By Shaban Buza PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Kosovo's Serb minority on Wednesday rejected a plan for Serb self-rule proposed by ethnic Albanian leaders and asked for more concessions, delaying reforms vital to talks on the province's future. Kosovo's government is under international pressure to do more for minority rights and democracy before a decision on whether "final status" talks can start this year. A major issue is decentralising power to Serbs, who live in enclaves...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'