Serbia

Serbia needs $2.0 bn for ’09 alone from IMF

BELGRADE, March 12  – Serbia will need $2.0 billion from the International Monetary Fund for 2009 alone and a new three-year loan deal with the lender would mean a lot more money to maintain stability, the central bank governor said on Thursday. In a live interview with B92 radio, governor …

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EU Approves New Special Representative for Bosnia

Austrian diplomat Valentin Inzko has been approved by all EU member countries to be the new EU Special Representative, EUSR, for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inzko now faces Russian scrutiny before he can also be appointed the new High Representative to the country. “The process is still ongoing,” Inzko told Balkan …

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EUFOR, NATO Search for Mladic’s Whereabouts

Soldiers of the EU’s peacekeeping mission, EUFOR, supported by NATO and local police, began to search a house of a close associate of the war-time Bosnian Serb commander and war-crimes suspect, Ratko Mladic, for material that would help reveal his whereabouts. Around 4:00 am on Thursday, some 60 EUFOR soldiers …

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Serbia Must Look at its Past, Council of Europe

Serbia should start being truthful about its role in the Balkan wars of 1990s and adopt a formal strategy for dealing with victims and perpetrators, says a Council of Europe human rights report. The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg said on Wednesday during a visit to …

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Serbian Arms Deal to Libya Halted

The Serbian minister of economy Mladjan Dinkic told a the press conference Wednesday that the export of arms from Serbia to Libya was halted by the Security Information Agency because of suspicions that the owner of the company that mediated the deal is on the UN’s black list. Dinkic said …

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Kosovo, Serb Universities Exchange Documents

The University of Pristina has gotten back thousands of documents that were removed by the Serbs during the conflict in the late 1990s, with the help an NGO. SPARK NGO, a non-profit organisation that supports people in post-conflict regions by building the capacity of local economic and educational institutions, helped …

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Cluster Bombs Endanger Thousands In Serbia -Report

The report said Serbia needed about 30 million euros ($38 million) to unearth and defuse unexploded cluster ordnance. About 160,000 people in Serbia are still in danger from thousands of unexploded cluster bombs a decade after NATO’s bombing campaign in Yugoslavia, a Norway-based aid organisation said on Tuesday. The study …

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