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‘Nobody Likes The Truth,’ says Veteran Serbian Human Rights Activist (VoA)

By   /  13/09/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on ‘Nobody Likes The Truth,’ says Veteran Serbian Human Rights Activist (VoA)

Nataša Kandić, the formidable Serbian human rights campaigner and Nobel Peace prize nominee, shrugs. “Nobody likes the truth,” she says. For almost three decades Kandić has been a thorn in the side of those who butchered, raped and tortured during the Balkans wars of the 1990s. She documented abuses and massacres. She protested what was […]

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Serwer warns of Russia’s influence in the Balkans (media)

By   /  18/06/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The US Balkans analyst from the Johns Hopkins University, Daniel Serwer, told Voice of America that the countries in the Balkans should not ignore Russia’s attempts to influence the Euro-Atlantic integration processes. “Serbia still flirts with Russia because Russia has influence. Russia exercises its influence in a legitimate way through its diplomacy and other ways […]

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Palmer: No special pressure on Belgrade (Serbian media)

By   /  17/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Acting Deputy Assistant US State Secretary Matthew Palmer says that America expects that Belgrade and Pristina, despite problems, continue their dialogue and he hopes for a normalization of relations by the end of the year. Palmer told the Voice of America in Serbian language that America does not “put special pressure on Belgrade” in the […]

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Slobodan Petrovic will support the ratification of the demarcation agreement with Montenegro (Kontakt plus radio, VoA)

By   /  22/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The only Serbian deputy in the Assembly of Kosovo who is not part of the Serbian List, Slobodan Petrovic from the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) stated for the Voice of America that he would support the ratification of the demarcation agreement with Montenegro, reports Kontakt plus radio. “For us, this has never been a dilemma, […]

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Top EU Diplomat: Enlargement Realistic but Not Binding Deadline (VOA)

By   /  12/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is dismissing criticism of the newly released European Commission enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans. Unveiled Tuesday, the strategy document says aspiring member nations Serbia and Montenegro in particular could become full members by 2025, assuming they successfully implement all required reforms and commit to “fundamental values” of the […]

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US congressmen nominate Serbian NGO head for Nobel Prize (B92, VOA)

By   /  01/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Two US congressmen have nominated Natasa Kandic and the Humanitarian Law Center NGO for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Voice of America reported this on Thursday. The nomination was submitted by US Congress Helsinki Commission Chairman Senator Roger Wicker and Representative Eliot Engel, ranking member of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. According to […]

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Kosovo’s President Wants International Missions to Leave Country (VOA)

By   /  06/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s president on Tuesday openly called for international missions to leave the country and complained that the international community is discriminating against Kosovo when it comes to war crimes investigation and the process to join the European Union. http://bit.ly/2B3D8KS  

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Report Urges Permanent US Military Presence in Balkans (VOA)

By   /  29/11/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Washington-based Atlantic Council is calling for a permanent American military presence in the Balkans to stabilize southeastern Europe amid increased Russian efforts to exert political influence across the region. In a report published Tuesday, the nonprofit international affairs group said that announcing the arrival of U.S. troops, ideally at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, “would […]

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Atlantic Council proposes new US strategy for Balkans (B92, VoA)

By   /  28/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Atlantic Council will publish a report on the new US strategy for the Balkans. According to Voice of America, it proposes establishing a permanent US military presence in Southeast Europe, advocates for “historic reconciliation” with Serbia and renewal of the reputation of the United States as a true mediator. Atlantic Council’s Executive Vice President […]

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Hoyt Yee: We hope for a faster normalization of the relationship between Serbia and Kosovo (VOA)

By   /  08/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Voice of America (VOA) in Serbian language writes that two weeks after the visit of the High State Department official Hoyt Bryan Yee to Belgrade – his encounters and messages are still being talked about. Especially one that Serbia should not sit on two chairs. The American diplomat explained at a gathering on the Balkans, […]

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Kosovo Parliament Convenes, but No Majority Formed (VOA)

By   /  04/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s new parliament convened Thursday for the first time since a snap election in June, but deputies did not appoint a new speaker or hold a debate as the winning coalition struggled to secure a majority. http://bit.ly/2fcUfAl

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Hoyt Yee: U.S. supports any government that has parliamentary majority (VOA)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In an interview to Voice of America, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Hoyt Brian Yee, said that the international community would support any legally-constituted government in Kosovo that shares that same fundamental values. “I think the message of Quint, including the United States, was that we are ready and […]

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