Sat, May 25 2013
Kosovo president Fatmir Sejdiu.
Photo: Nato photos
Pope Benedict XVI voiced his concern Friday at the increasing marginalization of religion, particularly of Christianity, in a major address in Westminister Hall, attended by British politicians, businessmen and cultural leaders.
A formal request by Serbian president Boris Tadic has been sent to international institutions in Kosovo, who have forwarded it to the government of Kosovo. Pristina has not confirmed receipt.
Serbia sends a message about Kosovo, Turkish fighters reportedly violate Greek airspace and politicians in Albania gear up for a court action for slander.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov wished Serbian president Boris Tadic well with his country’s EU membership application, and, as with Tadic, congratulated Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski on his country’s Schengen visa-free status.
Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Abdulkarim, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Albania and to Macedonia, is now also ambassador in Pristina.
Serbia, which is to decide ‘soon’ when to apply for membership from the European Union, has been given an endorsement for the move by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov.
Nine days of oral argument end on December 11 2009 after advocates for and against Kosovo’s independence conclude their exchanges at the ICJ.
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.