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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...

2008-08-23 06:00:35

Text of report by Serbian wide-circulation tabloid Vecernje novosti, on 19 August [Interview with Jovan Krkobabic, Serbian deputy prime minister and chairman of the United Pensioners Party of Serbia (PUPS), by Nenad Calukovic on 18 August; place not given: "Pensions or Breakup"] Pensions will be raised 10 per cent in September, Deputy Prime Minister Jovan Krkobabic said yesterday [18 August] in an interview with Vecernje Novosti, adding that on Thursday [ 21 August] the Serbian Government...

2006-09-01 11:38:39

By Zorana Vucicevic NOVI SAD, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbs rallied in this elegant city on the river Danube on Friday to protest against a plan to name a boulevard after the late nationalist strongman Slobodan Milosevic and wipe a champion of reform from the map. Some 3,000 people with posters of assassinated reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic denounced proposals by city authorities to honor the man blamed for igniting a decade of bloodshed in the Balkans and drop Djindjic Street....

2006-07-31 05:06:51

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia will reject independence as a solution for Kosovo and continue to consider the province part of its territory, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said in comments published on Monday. "The policy of Serbia would be to declare that Kosovo is part of Serbia. That's not empty rhetoric, but a constitutional-legal formula," Kostunica said in an interview with the liberal Serb daily Danas. Such a step would create a Cyprus-style division in the Balkans...

2006-07-21 05:19:13

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica will attend top-level talks with Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leaders on the fate of the breakaway province next week in Vienna, the government said on Friday. Kostunica had kept U.N. mediators guessing as to whether he would turn up at the meeting on Monday, the first time the presidents and prime ministers of both sides will hold face-to-face talks since their 1998-99 war. U.N. chief mediator Martti Ahtisaari will place...

2006-07-16 17:22:30

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica will try to persuade the EU on Monday to restart talks on closer ties by offering a "road map" on how Belgrade plans to catch war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic. The European Union suspended talks in May on a so-called Stabilization and Association Agreement, the first step toward EU membership, after Kostunica failed to deliver the former Bosnian Serb military commander to the U.N. war crimes tribunal. But...

2006-07-13 20:32:25

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday the United Nations had no authority to impose a solution on Serbia over the status of its breakaway Kosovo province and only a negotiated deal was acceptable. The statement by Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin was significant as the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia have dug in their heels in the international talks aimed at determining whether Kosovo wins independence or remains a part of Serbia, making an imposed...

2006-07-13 09:10:37

By David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union could resume suspended talks with Serbia even without the arrest of Ratko Mladic if it finds Belgrade's plans to catch fugitive war crimes suspects convincing, EU diplomats said on Thursday. Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica will present Serbia's plan to the EU on Monday on the sidelines of a EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, the diplomats said. "If the plan is convincing, then there is a great readiness to restart...

2006-07-13 05:25:04

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union could resume suspended talks with Serbia even without the arrest of Ratko Mladic if it finds Belgrade's plans to catch fugitive war crimes suspects convincing, EU diplomats said on Thursday. Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica will present Serbia's plan to the EU on Monday on the sidelines of a EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, diplomats said. "If the plan is convincing, then there is a great readiness to restart the negotiations," said...

2006-06-28 03:43:08

By Fatos Bytyci MERDARE, Serbia (Reuters) - U.N. police and NATO soldiers secured the 40-km (25-mile) route the Serbian prime minister planned to take through Kosovo on Wednesday on a brief, but tense, visit to the breakaway province. Kosovo Albanian police took control of junctions on the road from the capital Pristina to Merdare, where Vojislav Kostunica should enter Serbia's southern, U.N.-run province. They were backed by soldiers of the 17,000-strong NATO peace force in armored...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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