Tue, Jun 18 2013
The European Parliament says the EU should start accession talks with Serbia as soon as possible, welcomes plans to start them with Montenegro in June and calls on the five EU member states that have yet to recognise Kosovo's independence to do so, in three resolutions adopted on March 29.
Boris Tadic's ruling Democratic Party will face a strong challenge for the 250-seat national assembly from the nationalist Serbian Progressive Party, headed by opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic.
This measured approach is in stark contrast to the populist ban imposed after protests in France and Bulgaria.
The International Press Institute condemns attacks on the offices of Turkish-language newspaper Zaman in Paris and in the German city of Cologne, allegedly carried out by supporters of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party.
he excessive fines against Turkish-language weeklies could imply their closure and even imprisonment for their journalists.
The scandal caused by the Gorilla file – reportedly named by an unknown SIS analyst – has rocked Slovakia for weeks.
Translating from Serbian into Croatian, or vice verse, would be like translating German films in Austria, Austrian films in Germany or Argentina or Cuban productions in Spain.