Κυριακή, 24 Ιουλίου 2011

161 and done - War criminals in the former Yugoslavia

the economist
Jul 22nd 2011, 17:35 by T.J.

BELGRADE
ON WEDNESDAY morning I took Serbia’s JAT Airways flight from Belgrade to Brussels. It is not direct. It stops to let people off in Amsterdam and to pick up people there who are going to Belgrade. But, if you are going to Brussels, you don’t have to get off the plane in Holland. While we were waiting I turned on my mobile and received a text to say that Goran Hadzic had been arrested. Then, officious crew members fussed about and demanded that I turn off my phone in case it interfered with the plane’s communications and prompted our parked plane to crash....more...
read more: the economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2011/07/war-criminals-former-yugoslavia

The Arrest Of A Fugitive, And A New Future For Serbia

radio free europe
July 22, 2011

By Teofil Pancic
When Serbian police forces moved into the quiet village of Krusedol early in the morning of July 20 and arrested the country’s last fugitive war crimes suspect, they closed a chapter on a long and tortuous history.
This was an action that Serbia had to take if it is truly determined to put the shadow of the Milosevic era behind it....more...
read more: radio free europe
http://www.rferl.org/content/the_arrest_of_a_fugitive_and_a_new_future_for_serbia/24274109.html

Serbia Extradites Last Indicted War Crimes Suspect Hadzic

radio free europe
Last updated (GMT/UTC): 22.07.2011 13:51

By RFE/RL
Goran Hadzic, the wartime leader of ethnic Serbs in Croatia who is accused of ordering one of the earliest atrocities of the Balkan wars, has arrived in The Hague for handover to international authorities.
It is Serbia's second major extradition of a high-profile war crimes suspect in less than a month, following the capture in late June of wartime Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic....more...
read more: radio free europe
http://www.rferl.org/content/hadzic_extradition_belgrade_hague/24273284.html

Serb Authorities Prepare To Hand Over Hadzic

radio free europe
July 22, 2011

Serbian authorities are preparing to hand over the last remaining war crimes suspect from the Yugoslav wars....more...
read more: radio free europe
http://www.rferl.org/content/serb_authorities_prepare_to_hand_over_hadzic/24273202.html

EU Enlargement Official Pushes For More Serbian Reforms

radio free europe
July 21, 2011

By Rikard Jozwiak
European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has hailed Serbia's arrest of fugitive war crimes
suspect Goran Hadzic. But he was quick to point out that this was not enough for Belgrade to achieve its coveted EU candidate status later this year.
The capture of Hadzic, who led Serb separatist forces during Croatia's 1991-95 war, came just two months after that of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian-Serb commander. Hadzic is now likely to join him shortly at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). ...more...
read more: radio free europe
http://www.rferl.org/content/eu_official_urges_serbia_enlargement_momentum/24272732.html

White House Welcomes Arrest Of Last Serb Fugitive

radio free europe
July 21, 2011

The White House has welcomed the arrest of the last fugitive from the 1990s Yugoslav conflicts. ...more...
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http://www.rferl.org/content/white_house_welcomes_arrest_of_last_serb_fugitive/24272268.html

Sarajevans Queue For Burgers As McDonald's Comes To Bosnia

radio free europe
July 20, 2011

SARAJEVO -- Hundreds of Sarajevans waited in lines in heavy rain for hamburgers and french fries at the first Bosnian branch of the McDonald's fast-food empire, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports.

Sarajevo Mayor Alija Behmen officially opened the restaurant on the Bosnian capital's main street, named after Marshall Tito, and made the first food order....more...
read more: radio free europe
http://www.rferl.org/content/mcdonalds_comes_to_bosnia/24271772.html

Kosovo introduces "reciprocity" with Serbia, BiH

se times
22/07/2011

The EU and Serbia react negatively to what they call Pristina's unilateral retaliatory trade measures.
By Muhamet Brajshori for Southeast European Times in Pristina -- 22/07/11
Pristina imposed measures of reciprocity against Serbia and BiH for their refusal to recognise "Republic of Kosovo" customs stamps which prevented exports from Kosovo.

The decision bans all products coming from Serbia and annuls the recognition of Serbian customs and tax stamps. Regarding BiH products, Pristina imposed a 10% customs duty....more...
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http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2011/07/22/feature-03

Is Hadzic's arrest Serbia's EU ticket?

se times
23/07/2011

Weary bloggers ponder the effects of the arrest of Goran Hadzic
By Bojana Milovanovic for Southeast European Times from Belgrade -- 23/07/11
Serbia arrested the last Hague tribunal indictee Goran Hadzic last week, finalising co-operation with the court, but many Serbs think other obstacles to EU membership can be expected next....more...
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http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/blogreview/2011/07/23/blog-03

I am only interested to become Belgrade City Mayor

blic online
SHORT INTERVIEW WITH ALEKSANDAR VUCIC OF SNS

N. Latković

22. 07. 2011. - 00:02h
Foto: FoNet
Comments 0
‘We shall not look for staff for the future government in our political party only, but in parties close to us as well as in those completely opposite to us. No political party in Serbia has sufficient number of expert people’, Aleksandar Vucic, the SNS Deputy President says for ‘Blic’....more...
read more: blic online
http://english.blic.rs/News/7857/I-am-only-interested-to-become-Belgrade-City-Mayor

Former convict kills policeman

blic online
TRAGIC OUTCOME AT ATTEMPTED ARREST IN ZRENJANIN

Slavko Surla

22. 07. 2011. - 00:02h
Foto: Blic
Comments 0
A routine action of arrest in Zrenjanin yesterday morning turned into an armed conflict in which policeman Aleksandar Rkman (31) was killed and his colleague Ivan Radin (26) heavily injured. In exchange of fire police shot former convict Goran Petrovic (31) dead....more...
read more: blic online
http://english.blic.rs/In-Focus/7859/Former-convict-kills-policeman

Hadzic arrives in The Hague

tportal.hr
ICTY
22.07.2011 15:54

Author: Radio.net
France Presse reported on Friday that Goran Hadzic, the last suspect wanted by the Yugoslav war crimes court, has arrived in the Netherlands to face trial by the UN tribunal.
Hadzic, 52, will be taken to a UN detention facility where he will be given a medical examination and a copy of the 14-count indictment for crimes committed in a breakaway region of Croatia during the 1991-95 war, including the massacre of some 200 Croat prisoners of war....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139876/Hadzic-arrives-in-The-Hague.html

Kosor says opposition fears HDZ's election victory

tportal.hr
ELECTIONS
23.07.2011 16:19

Author: Radio.net
Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said on Saturday that the statement by the opposition coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) that none of them would form a post-election coalition with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) showed that they feared the HDZ's election victory....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139963/Kosor-says-opposition-fears-HDZ-s-election-victory.html

SDP, HNS, IDS, HSU - joint election HQ for Constituency No. 8

tportal.hr
COALITION
23.07.2011 16:40

Author: Radio.net
The coalition of four opposition parties -- the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Croatian People's Party (HNS), the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and the Croatian Pensioners' Party (HSU) -- decided at a meeting in Golubinjak Park Forest outside Delnice on Saturday to set up a joint election headquarters for Constituency No. 8, which covers Istria County and the Rijeka region....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139965/SDP-HNS-IDS-HSU-joint-election-HQ-for-Constituency-No-8.html

Paravinja says he isn't guilty

tportal.hr
23.07.2011 21:28

Author: Radio.net
Truck driver Dragan Paravinja told a Sibenik County Court investigating judge on Saturday that he had nothing to do with the disappearance of 17-year-old Antonia Bilic, that he did not know where she was and that the evidence against him was planted, court spokesman Branko Ivic told a press conference....more...
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http://daily.tportal.hr/139997/Paravinja-says-he-isn-t-guilty.html

Dragan Paravinja extradited to Croatia

tportal.hr
PARAVINJA CASE
23.07.2011 11:25

Author: Radio.net
Dragan Paravinja was extradited to Croatia on Friday evening and transferred to the prison in the southern coastal town of Sibenik under heavy police security.
The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina have temporarily extradited Paravinja to Croatia, which wants him on suspicion of killing Antonia Bilic, an underage girl from Drnis for whose body police have been searching for more than a month....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139940/Dragan-Paravinja-extradited-to-Croatia.html

Investigations urged, massacre of K. Serbs remembered

b92.net
POLITICS

SATURDAY 23.07.2011
17:05
SOURCE: BETA, TANJUG

STARO GRACKO -- Government officials today attended the 12th anniversary of the killing of 14 Serb farmers in the village of Staro Gracko in Kosovo.

They said that those responsible for this massacre and other crimes in Kosovo must be brought to justice.

Assistant Serbian Minister for Kosovo Dragan Petković told Tanjug it was disappointing that the perpetrators had not been caught even 12 years after the crime....more...
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=23&nav_id=75590

Deputy PM: Serbia to lodge "strong protest" over ban

b92.net
POLITICS

SATURDAY 23.07.2011
12:35
SOURCE: TANJUG

BELGRADE -- The government will lodge a strong protest with the EU because of Priština's decision to introduce an embargo on Serbian goods, Deputy PM Božidar Đelić says.

The EU has to intervene as a sponsor of the dialogue, Đelić said in Obrenovac after signing on Friday an agreement with the EU on a EUR 178.5mn donation to Serbia....more...
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=23&nav_id=75584

Ratko Mladić's chief attorney appointed at Hague

b92.net
CRIME & WAR CRIMES

SATURDAY 23.07.2011
12:23
SOURCE: TANJUG

THE HAGUE -- The Secretariat of the Hague Tribunal appointed Branko Lukić as Ratko Mladić's chief attorney before the Hague, the Tribunal released on Friday.

By the decision of Senior Legal Officer Ken Roberts, Lukić was appointed as Mladić's attorney for the period of 120 days so that he would not be deprived of the right to legal representation until the Secretariat checks whether the defendant has the resources to pay for the lawyer's services himself....more...
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/crimes-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=23&nav_id=75582

12th anniversary of massacre of 14 Serb farmers

b92.net
SOCIETY

SATURDAY 23.07.2011
17:42
SOURCE: B92, TANJUG

STARO GRACKO -- The 12 th anniversary of the massacre of 14 Serb farmers in the village of Staro Gracko, central Kosovo, was marked on Saturday.
The massacre is one of the worst crimes against the Serb population in Kosovo after the arrival of the international peacekeeping force in 1999.

No one has been indicted for the killings.
The commemoration today was held by SPC Bishop of Raska and Prizren Teodosije. The victims' families and friends attended the ceremony. ...more...
read more: b92.net
http://www.b92.net/eng/news/society-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=23&nav_id=75593

"Weak attempt to justify Priština's irrational move"

b92.net
POLITICS

SATURDAY 23.07.2011
12:26
SOURCE: TANJUG

BELGRADE, PRIŠTINA -- The Ministry for Kosovo reacted to a statement by a U.S. official, saying that it was a weak attempt at justification of Priština's yet another irrational move.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman argued onThursday that the Serbian authorities had placed "an embargo on imports from Kosovo more than two years before"...more....
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"Priština, not Serbia, violated CEFTA agreement"

b92.net
POLITICS

SATURDAY 23.07.2011
13:57
SOURCE: TANJUG

BELGRADE -- Head of Belgrade's team in the Belgrade-Priština dialogue Borislav Stefanović qualified as untrue a statement of a U.S. official that Serbia violated had CEFTA.

The statement claiming that Serbia violated the regional free trade deal several years earlier was this week made by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman....more....
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=23&nav_id=75587

Bridge reconstruction sparks human rights issue

se times
22/07/2011

The reconstruction of a key route in Belgrade has unexpectedly become something far different.
By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade – 22/07/11
The Gazela Bridge, part of the European Corridor 10, is one of the major thoroughfares in Belgrade. It was built 40 years ago and has not been rebuilt or reinforced since.

As more than 150,000 vehicles cross it every day, some experts have warned that without reconstruction, the bridge could collapse....more...
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http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2011/07/22/feature-04

Παρασκευή, 22 Ιουλίου 2011

Bosnia and the EU - Brussel's balm

the economist
Can the prospect of better EU ties unite Bosnia’s squabbling politicians?

Jul 21st 2011

SARAJEVO
from the print edition
“WE COULD spend another decade in this limbo,” groans Amer Kapetanovic, who runs the European Union department at the Bosnian foreign ministry. On July 14th the country’s leaders failed, yet again, to create a government. To ordinary people the absence of a central authority since October’s general election is not always noticeable. Much of the day-to-day running of Bosnia is conducted by its regional governments: the Republika Srpska and the federation of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and Croats. But for Mr Kapetanovic and his friends the impasse is an insufferable check on their ambitions....more...
read more: the economist
http://www.economist.com/node/18988832

Serbia extradites war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic for trial at The Hague

guardian
Leader of 1990s Serbian insurgency in Croatia makes no move to appeal or delay transfer after seven years on the run

Ian Traynor, Europe editor

guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 July 2011 11.27 BST

The Serbian authorities moved swiftly on Friday to rid themselves of their last international war crimes suspect and fugitive, extraditing the 1990s warlord Goran Hadzic for trial at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague only 48 hours after he was arrested.

The extradition to the Netherlands was hastened by the fact that Hadzic, a leader of the armed Serbian insurgency in Croatia in the early 1990s, did not appeal or seek to delay the transfer after seven years on the run ended with his capture in the hills north of Belgrade on Wednesday....more...
read more: guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/22/goran-hadzic-extradited-serbia-hague

Goran Hadzic's arrest has made Serbia's case for the EU overwhelming

guardian
President Tadic is now pressing for Serbia's candidacy, yet 'enlargement fatigue' means the EU is reluctant to grant his wish

Simon Tisdall

guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 20 July 2011 18.00 BST

The capture of Goran Hadzic, the last war crimes suspect from the Yugoslav wars sought by The Hague tribunal, is a personal triumph for President Boris Tadic, who has dedicated himself to Serbia's "moral rehabilitation". But it would be wrong to assume the arrest, closely following that of Serb general Ratko Mladic, will be rewarded with a big happy smiley welcome for Serbia's EU membership bid. Significant obstacles remain....more...
read more: guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/20/goran-hadzic-serbia-eu

Goran Hadzic capture a milestone for Yugoslav war crimes tribunal

guardian
Arrest of Milosevic puppet accused over massacre of hospital patients after Vukovar siege clears obstacle to Serbia joining EU

Ian Traynor, Europe editor

guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 20 July 2011 17.10 BST

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal crowned 18 years of operations on Wednesday with the capture of the last of 161 suspects from the wars of the 1990s when Goran Hadzic, a leader of the Serbian insurgency in Croatia, was arrested by the Serbian authorities.

The arrest, two months after Belgrade captured genocide suspect General Ratko Mladic and dispatched him for trial in The Hague, marked a turning point for Serbia in seeking to put a blood-soaked, criminalised past behind it and join the European mainstream....more...
read more: guardian.co.uk
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/20/goran-hadzic-capture-war-crimes-milestone

Authenticity of Painting Questioned in Capture of Serbian

ny times
By DAVID JOLLY

Published: July 21, 2011
PARIS — Questions arose on Thursday about the role of a stolen painting in the arrest of Goran Hadzic, the war crimes suspect who was apprehended near Belgrade, Serbia, this week after seven years in hiding.

Vladimir Vukcevic, the Serbian war crimes prosecutor, told reporters on Wednesday that the breakthrough in the case had come with a tip that a friend of Mr. Hadzic’s was trying to raise cash for him by selling a stolen painting, believed to be “Portrait of a Man” by the Italian modernist Amedeo Modigliani....more...
read more: ny times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/world/europe/22iht-serbia22.html?ref=europe

E.U. Warns Bulgaria and Romania on Reforms

ny times
By STEPHEN CASTLE

Published: July 20, 2011
BRUSSELS — Bulgaria on Wednesday was warned of serious deficiencies in its judicial system, urged to get more convictions from its fight against organized crime and told that its battle against corruption had yet to lead to convincing results.
The warning, in a formal assessment from the European Commission, highlighted continuing worries about law and order in Bulgaria andRomania, four years after they joined the bloc....more...
read more: ny times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/world/europe/21iht-union21.html?ref=europe

Serbia Arrests Its Last Fugitive Accused of War Crimes

ny times
By MARLISE SIMONS

Published: July 20, 2011
PARIS — The last Serbian fugitive wanted by a United Nations war crimes tribunal was arrested in a Serbian forest early Wednesday, a quiet event that appeared to remove the final major obstacle blocking the nation’s access to Western money and European Union membership...more....
read more: ny times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/world/europe/21goran-hadzic.html?_r=1&ref=europe

The Simpsons provide model to poke fun at Kosovan political figures

deutsche welle
ENTERTAINMENT

20.07.2011
An important symbol of US popular culture, the Simpsons have been a global favorite for more than two decades. Now the satirical cartoon has been adapted to provide a vehicle for political activism in Kosovo.

Earlier this year political squabbling over who would be the next Kosovan president - a ceremonial, but significant post - threatened to bring down the government for the second time in six months....more...
read more: deutsche welle
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15252762,00.html

Serbia inches closer to EU membership

deutsche welle
INSIDE EUROPE

23.07.2011
07:05
The last suspect sought by the UN war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia has been arrested. Goran Hadzic, a Croatian Serb, is charged with ordering the killing of hundreds and the deportation of thousands of Croats during the early 1990's....more...
read more: deutsche welle
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,6577552,00.html

Opinion: Serbia takes another step towards the EU

deutsche welle
EUROPEAN UNION

21.07.2011
The last war crimes suspect indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has been arrested. This brings Serbia a step closer to its goal of EU membership, according to DW's Verica Spasovska.

Just as with the arrest of Ratko Mladic, critics may see the arrest of indicted war criminal Goran Hadzic as part of a Serbian government strategy aimed at moving the country closer to the European Union. It is certainly true that the chief prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Serge Brammertz, has stepped up pressure on Belgrade to intensify its search for war crimes suspects....more...
read more: deutsche welle
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15255629,00.html

Former Serbian rebel leader taken into custody on war crimes charges -video-

deutsche welle
 Former Serbian rebel leader taken into custody on war crimes charges
20.07.2011
video....
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Serbia's last war crimes suspect braced for trial

deutsche welle
WAR CRIMES

21.07.2011
Goran Hadzic, Serbia's last fugitive is expected to be transferred to the UN tribunal in The Hague on Friday, his lawyer has said. The Croatian Serb suspect will spend his last days in Serbia meeting with his family.

Goran Hadzic's family has visited the jailed war crimes suspect in a Belgrade prison, ahead of his upcoming extradition to the UN war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands.....more...
read more: deutsche welle
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15252931,00.html

Law and Order, Bulgarian Style

ny times
SOFIA JOURNAL
By STEPHEN CASTLE

Published: July 20, 2011

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Arms pinned behind his back, Alexei “The Tractor” Petrov lay with his face pushed to the floor after heavily armed masked police commandos raided his home early last year. The police then hauled him off in one of Bulgaria’s most pronounced efforts to take on the godfathers of racketeering, kidnapping and prostitution who have eroded trust in the country’s institutions and day-to-day life....more....

read more: ny times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/world/europe/20bulgaria.html?_r=2&ref=europe

Hadzic could be extradited to The Hague on Friday

tportal.hr
SERBIA - ICTY
21.07.2011 11:59

Author: Radio.net
The arrested war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic could be extradited to the Hague tribunal as early as Friday, his lawyer Toma Fila said in Belgrade on Thursday....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139591/Hadzic-could-be-extradited-to-The-Hague-on-Friday.html

Hadzic hid for years in Russia and Belarus

tportal.hr
SERBIAN PRESS
21.07.2011 10:55

Author: Radio.net
During his seven years in hiding, Goran Hadzic spent some time in Russia and Belarus, Belgrade newspapers said on Thursday after the last remaining fugitive sought by the Hague war crimes tribunal was caught by the Serbian authorities in the hilly Fruska Gora area of northern Serbia on Wednesday morning....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139572/Hadzic-hid-for-years-in-Russia-and-Belarus.html

Croatian gov't wants Hadzic extradited to Croatia

tportal.hr
WAR CRIMES
21.07.2011 13:41

Author: Radio.net
The Croatian government on Thursday called upon the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Justice to take all the necessary steps within their authority and within the existing rules on cooperation with the Hague tribunal to take charge of the trial of Goran Hadzic for war crimes and other serious crimes committed in Croatia and to ensure that he served two prison sentences that had been imposed on him in his absence by Croatian courts....more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139613/Croatian-gov-t-wants-Hadzic-extradited-to-Croatia.html

Milanovic: Croatia can no longer endure new debt

tportal.hr
CROATIA'S DEBT
21.07.2011 18:57

Author: Radio.net
Asked by the press to comment on the government's decision to issue new bonds increasing Croatia's debt by about HRK 5.8 billion, Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic said on Thursday this practice should stop, as Croatia could no longer endure it....more....
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139692/Milanovic-Croatia-can-no-longer-endure-new-debt.html

MFA denies Jeremić tried to sack Stefanović

b92.net
POLITICS

THURSDAY 21.07.2011
14:01
SOURCE: BETA, BLIC

BELGRADE -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today denied media reports that FM Vuk Jeremić attempted to replace the ministry's political director, Borko Stefanović.

Stefanović currently heads the Belgrade team in the Kosovo talks, but according to reports in the Belgrade-based daily Blic, Jeremić wanted him removed from his MFA job....more...
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=21&nav_id=75557

Sanader declines to answer prosecutor's questions

tportal.hr
SANADER CASE
21.07.2011 19:05

Author: Radio.net
At his first appearance before anti-corruption agency USKOK investigators, former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader denied all accusations against him in the Fimi Media case, Sanader's lawyers told reporters on Thursday after a two-hour interrogation held in the Remetinec prison, adding that Sanader would continue presenting his defence on Wednesday when he is expected to answer to bribe-taking charges in the Hypo bank case, in which he is suspected of receiving a 3.5 million kuna commission from the bank in exchange for selecting the Austrian bank to grant a loan to Croatia...more...
read more: tportal.hr
http://daily.tportal.hr/139694/Sanader-declines-to-answer-prosecutor-s-questions.html

UN, U.S. welcome arrest of Goran Hadžić

b92.net
POLITICS

THURSDAY 21.07.2011
12:23
SOURCE: TANJUG

BELGRADE -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Wednesday the arrest of Hague indictee Goran Hadžic.
Reports said that he pointed out that this apprehension sends a powerful message that those who are alleged to have committed such crimes cannot evade justice and will be held accountable....more...
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=21&nav_id=75554

Kepiro's lawyer appeals first-instance ruling

b92.net
REGION

THURSDAY 21.07.2011
10:00
SOURCE: AP, TANJUG

BUDAPEST -- The lawyer Sandor Kepiro, acquitted by a Budapest court of war crime charges against Jews, Serbs and Roma, appealed the ruling.
The defense lawyer said the acquittal "did not go far enough in clearing his client"....more....
read more: b92.net
http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=21&nav_id=75550

Trucks stopped at Merdare, entering north as before

b92.net
POLITICS

THURSDAY 21.07.2011
19:59
SOURCE: BETA, TANJUG

MERDARE, LEPOSAVIĆ -- Trucks carrying goods from central Serbia to Kosovo have been blocked at the administrative crossing of Merdare, said reports.

The trucks were stopped by customs workers on Thursday after the government in Priština decided to ban Serbian goods from entering Kosovo.
Reports said that about 20 trucks were stopped at Merdare. ...more...
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=21&nav_id=75565

Last Hague indictee won't fight extradition

b92.net
POLITICS

THURSDAY 21.07.2011
09:54
SOURCE: B92

BELGRADE -- The last war crimes suspect wanted by the Hague Tribunal, Goran Hadžić, will be extradited by Serbia after he sees his family in Belgrade today and tomorrow.

The vehicles believed to have brought Hadžić to the Special Court (Tanjug)
This was confirmed by Hadžić's lawyer Toma Fila, who spoke for B92, to say that he expected the extradition to take place on Friday....more....
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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2011&mm=07&dd=21&nav_id=75549

Embargo "hostile provocation", Serbia won't react

b92.net
POLITICS

THURSDAY 21.07.2011
17:08
SOURCE: BETA
MT. TARA, BELGRADE -- Belgrade will not retaliate with trade measures in reaction to Priština's ban on Serbian goods, Boris Tadić said on Thursday.

But the Serbian president described the move of the Kosovo Albanian authorities in Priština as "unacceptable, hostile provocation", which he said was "encouraged" from abroad....more...
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OSCE, EU call for end to political stalemate in Albania



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21/07/2011

The international organisations are urging the country to reform its electoral system.
(Xinhua, Trend, Albpress - 20/07/11; EurActiv, European Commission website - 19/07/11)
The OSCE on Wednesday (July 20th) joined the EU in calling for the Albanian government and the opposition to return to the dialogue table and make efforts to move ahead with necessary reforms....more....
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Kosovo still plagued by human trafficking

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21/07/2011

The government is working to address human trafficking and sex exploitation, but convictions are another matter.
By Linda Karadaku for the Southeast European Times in Pristina – 21/07/11
Kosovo is a source, destination and transit country for trafficking of women and children, a recently released US State Department report said. Although the government has made some effort to combat human trafficking, it has failed to comply with minimum standards, while serious institutional gaps remain, the report concludes....more...
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Albanians gamble on "medicine" against cancer

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21/07/2011

It's been billed as a cancer fighter, but banned in several countries. Doctors are concerned about "Vidatox".
By Erl Murati for Southeast European Times in Tirana – 21/07/11
As soon as she gets her monthly pension, Jolanda Kena hurries to the drugstore. She is 61 years old and doctors diagnosed her with uterine cancer four months ago. She has decided to cure herself with what she calls "a miraculous medicine", Vidatox....more...
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