Thu, Jun 20 2013
Photo: International Court of Justice
Stejpan Mesic, president of Croatia, visits Pristina on January 8, timing his visit a day after the Serbian Christmas to avoid offending Belgrade, which already is irked by Zagreb’s recognition of Kosovo. Serbia-Croatia relations are tense over rival genocide claims.
Kosovo president, in a Christmas message to Pope Benedict XVI, says his country’s people keenly await recognition by the Vatican of their country, which Fatmir Sejdiu describes as "rare example of co-existence, of harmony and tolerance between people of different ethnicities and religions".
Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Abdulkarim, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Albania and to Macedonia, is now also ambassador in Pristina.
Bulgarian firm Iridium, based in Plovdiv, was fined by the Commission of Protection of Competition (CPC) for imitating and misappropriating the name of Finnish Rapala.
The south-east African country of Malawi will become the 64th country to recognise Kosovo as independent, according to Skender Hyseni, the foreign minister in Pristina.
By defending Kosovo’s independence in the International Court of Justice, Bulgaria again had stabbed Serbia in the back, as it had done many times before in history, according to the Serbian delegation to the court case.
A transcript of the evidence given on December 4 2009 by Bulgaria's representatives in the International Court of Justice case on Kosovo.
Bulgaria, scheduled to appear on December 4 2009, is one of 15 countries presenting oral argument at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in support of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia.
Public hearings from December 1 to 11 2009 see presentation of rival arguments on the question of the independence of Kosovo.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.