Wed, May 22 2013
The report, to be debated on January 26 2011, says that witnesses face ‘real threat’ of retaliation, noting earlier murders and serious assaults.
Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaçi has rejected allegations that he was involved in organ trafficking as untrue and slanderous, but his likening of Switzerland’s Dick Marty, compiler of the report, to Joseph Goebbels has offended the Swiss.
Incumbent prime minister Hashim Thaçi is now trying to form a government after winning Kosovo's first parliamentary election since it declared independence from Serbia nearly three years ago.
US diplomat considered a hero by many in Kosovo, Bosnia.
Incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo has won the country's first parliamentary elections since it declared independence from Serbia nearly three years ago.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle 'look forward to working with the new Kosovo leadership and to begin at the earliest the dialogue between Priština and Belgrade’.
A final outcome, in the form of a governing coalition, could take quite some time.
Kosovar voters are going to the polls on December 12 2010 in the first parliamentary elections since Kosovo declared independence from neighbouring Serbia in 2008. The vote will be closely watched by the European Union amid concerns about possible vote rigging and tensions with Serbian leaders.
The outcome of the elections, which have been portrayed as a test of Kosovo's democratic credentials, will therefore be key to determining Pristina's willingness to engage constructively in forthcoming talks with Serbia.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov, interviewed by The Sofia Echo Editor-in-Chief Clive Leviev-Sawyer, on the Western Balkans, the Middle East, Schengen and the Lisbon Treaty. An edited transcript:
Polls suggest a close-run race, while Belgrade is urging ethnic Serbs to stay away. The European Union has urged calm after the fatal shooting of a member of the electoral commission.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov in an exclusive interview with The Sofia Echo, on the Western Balkans, the Middle East, the Schengen bid and the Lisbon Treaty
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.