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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Two former Serbian intelligence chiefs will go back on trial before U.N. judges on June 13, accused of running death squads which terrorized Bosnia and Croatia in the 1990s Balkans wars.
Opposition lawmakers in Bulgaria said they challenged the results of the October presidential vote in court on Nov.15.
BELGRADE - Agence France-Presse
The EU on Oct. 14 called Serbia to improve relations with Kosovo to meet “the only condition” for its further progress towards a membership in the 27-member block.
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Serbia faces little chance of clearing a key hurdle to EU membership by being named an official candidate to the bloc next month unless it normalizes ties with Kosovo, European diplomats said Nov. 8.
The EU grants Serbia candidate status on the condition it resumes talks with Kosovo to avoid a Cypriot-like deadlock over EU membership in its annual progress report, which is not promising for Bosnia and Turkey.
Serbia and Kosovo discussed how to defuse tension on their Balkan border as the EU warned Belgrade to improve relations with Pristina or put at risk its bid for entry into the bloc.
KIRKLARELİ - Doğan News Agency
Snowy weather from the Balkans has begun affecting the northwestern provinces of Edirne and Kırklareli, while the Hamzabeyli Customs Gate on the Turkish-Bulgarian border was also closed to traffic yesterday due to the severe climactic conditions.
Serbian President Boris Tadic said that giving up Belgrade’s interests in Kosovo would not accelerate his country’s bid to get closer to the European Union, a local daily reported Nov. 6.
SKOPJE - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey has long fought for peace and stability throughout the Balkans and elsewhere, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said yesterday during a visit to Macedonia.
Police in Serbia and Bosnia carried out raids on suspected radical Islamists Oct. 29 after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on the U.S. embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.