Romanian peacekeepers leave Kosovo
BUCHAREST -- A total of 115 soldiers of Romania's Gendarmes Detachment deployed in Kosovo returned to Romania Thursday.
"For one year you were responsible for fulfilling a difficult task, but succeeded for the fifth time to confirm the trust the Romanian authorities have invested in you," said Gen. Anghel Andreescu, reading a message from the Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reform Cristian David.
The message was read out at the ceremony at the seat of the General Inspectorate of the Gendarmerie.
"You once again brought honor to the Gendarmerie, proving that this institution is capable of both managing the needs of Romanian citizens, and also duly answering when Romania's foreign partners ask for support to ensure peace and security in the world's hot spots," he said.
"The way you did your duty in Kosovo did not remain without echoes, as the Gendarmerie received several requests to participate in other peace-keeping missions in other places all over the world," said Gen Costica Silion, head of Romanian Gendarmerie.
Silion added that the situation in Kosovo is still unsafe and tense.
The Romanian Gendarmerie has been part of the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since February 22, 2002, at the request of the UN.
The Romanian Gendarmes Detachment, headquartered in Peć, in the southwest of Kosovo, were awarded the UN "In Service of Peace" medal in July 2006.
petak 13.04.2007 | 18:50 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (28) | Send comment
BELGRADE, NEW YORK -- Serbian prime minister Vojislav Koštunica welcomed Friday the announced UN fact-finding mission to Kosovo.
petak 13.04.2007 | 16:58 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (49) | Send comment
BERLIN, BELGRADE -- Germany has received Serbia’s official letter of protest over Ambassador Andreas Zobel’s statements made Wednesday.
petak 13.04.2007 | 14:53 | Source: Reuters | Comments: (31) | Send comment
VIENNA -- Austria is working with Serbia to grant Kosovo independence in a way acceptable to Belgrade, Reuters reports.
petak 13.04.2007 | 14:37 | Source: B92, Beta, Reuters | Comments: (33) | Send comment
PRAGUE, WASHINGTON, BELGRADE, PRIŠTINA -- Jan Pelikan believes the idea of Kosovo’s partition should not be rejected offhand.
petak 13.04.2007 | 14:07 | Source: Beta | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Economy ministry coordinator Milan Parivodić says Serbia hopes to become an EU member by 2012.
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 17:16 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BERLIN -- Former German foreign minister Joseph Fischer says Kosovo’s fate is intertwined with that of the EU.
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 17:13 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (60) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Germany's ambassador to Serbia Andreas Zobel has apologized for making "possibly unclear remarks".
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 13:44 | Source: Reuters | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The popularity of UNMIK has recorded a two-year low, a UN survey said on Thursday.
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 13:24 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Democratic Party (DS) high official Božidar Đelić expects the government-forming process to end by May 14.
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 11:08 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Three young men forced entry into Sandžak Democratic Party (SDP) premises in Zemun Wednesday.
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 10:46 | Source: B92 | Comments: (9) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- New York hosts international conference dedicated to Kosovo starting today.
četvrtak 12.04.2007 | 09:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BERLIN -- Javier Solana reiterated the EU’s promise earlier given to Balkan states regarding their European future.
sreda 11.04.2007 | 17:12 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- U.S. ambassador to Serbia Michael Polt said the Security Council has begun work on drafting a Kosovo resolution.
sreda 11.04.2007 | 16:14 | Source: MRT | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- MRT reports that half of Kosovo’s ministers failed to submit property questionnaires.
sreda 11.04.2007 | 15:05 | Source: AP, Interfax | Comments: (21) | Send comment
Belgrade, Moscow -- Media office head Srđan Đurić told the AP senior Chinese and Russian officials will visit Serbia next week.
sreda 11.04.2007 | 13:42 | Source: B92 | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia is set to initial agreements on visa relaxation and readmission with the EU in Brussels today.
sreda 11.04.2007 | 09:36 | Source: AP | Comments: (35) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia can never agree to let go of Kosovo, president Boris Tadić told the Associated Press.
sreda 11.04.2007 | 09:18 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Zdravko Ponoš met in Belgrade Tuesday.
utorak 10.04.2007 | 17:09 | Source: Beta | Comments: (16) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo’s government has deemed a UN fact-finding mission to the province “unnecessary”.
utorak 10.04.2007 | 11:01 | Source: B92 | Comments: (24) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Foreign minister Vuk Drašković told B92 his trip to South Africa marked the start of Serbia’s diplomatic effort over Kosovo.
utorak 10.04.2007 | 09:52 | Source: UPI, Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
TIRANA -- Albania's foreign minister said Tirana doesn't plan to unify with Kosovo.
ponedeljak 9.04.2007 | 14:01 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Army’s armored corps will number less than 250 tanks after the land army (KoV) reorganization.
ponedeljak 9.04.2007 | 13:08 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Vuk Drašković will travel to South Africa on Tuesday in a bid to secure that country’s support over Kosovo in the Security Council.
ponedeljak 9.04.2007 | 12:09 | Source: B92, telegraph.co.uk | Comments: (12) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo’s deputy prime minister says Russia and Serbia “conspired” to prevent Kosovo’s independence.
ponedeljak 9.04.2007 | 09:39 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (40) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate will this week start discussions over a Kosovo status resolution.
subota 7.04.2007 | 17:28 | Source: B92, Beta, AP | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- In his Easter message delivered on Good Friday, Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Pavle focused on Kosovo.
subota 7.04.2007 | 14:24 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta | Comments: (18) | Send comment
WASHINGTON, BELGRADE -- Serbia has to change its position regarding Kosovo’s independence if it genuinely wished to join the EU, Ahtisaari says.
subota 7.04.2007 | 13:15 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Serbian Ambassador to Croatia says Croatia and Serbia will continue to co-operate despite Croatia’s backing of Ahtisaari’s plan.
subota 7.04.2007 | 09:59 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Outgoing Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica says a cabinet deal will likely be struck after the Easter holidays.