Monday, June 27, 2005

Jessen-Petersen: I hope talks between Belgrade and Pristina will start in July

Epoka e Re reports that UNMIK chief Søren Jessen-Petersen told Vienna-based Standard newspaper that he hopes talks between Belgrade and Pristina would start in July. ‘For the time being, we are trying to organize the meeting between the two presidents. Both Ibrahim Rugova and Boris Tadic have accepted this. As soon as this meeting is held, nothing will stand in the way of the meeting of the two prime ministers,’ said Jessen-Petersen.

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Anonymous said...

Posted on Mon, Jun. 27, 2005

France: EU enlargement should be halted

EMMANUEL-GEORGES PICOT

Associated Press
PARIS - France's interior minister said Monday that European Union enlargement should be suspended after the entry of Romania and Bulgaria - a clear swipe at Turkey's efforts to join the bloc.

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said France's rejection of the EU constitution in a May referendum showed the need for several changes.

"We have to rethink and rework our European politics," he said.

The comments came after Sarkozy met with Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who was chairing a series of meetings with political party leaders on the lessons to be learned from France's "no" to the EU constitution.

French and Dutch voters soundly rejected the constitution in separate referendums, with many expressing misgivings over a wave of immigrants in countries like France struggling with double-digit joblessness.

Many also said they rejected the treaty because they were opposed to mostly Muslim Turkey joining the EU - an issue that became a point of contention in the run-up to the vote. Membership talks with Turkey are to begin in October.

Sarkozy said France needed to "clearly ask questions about the borders of Europe" and that "we need to suspend enlargement, at least until the institutions are revamped."

Halting enlargement, he said, should not apply to Romania and Bulgaria, which are due to join the 25-nation bloc in 2007.

Sarkozy, who is also head of President Jacques Chirac's center-right party, has made similar comments before, as have other top officials.

France's rejection of the constitution sparked a domestic political crisis that sent Chirac's popularity ratings plummeting. He reshuffled his government in an attempt to restore confidence in French politics.

Does anyone here think; 1. Kosova will be independent. 2. Kosova will join the EU.

Pierre.

Anonymous said...

As long as the will of the Kosovars is for Kosova to be independent then so it shall be.

Anonymous said...

Yes, stop the enlargment of EU, Turkey should not enter the EU, and neither should Serbia, and while you're at it, kick Greece out and Spain.

Any country that oppresses other nations must be out:

Turkey - Kudrs
Spain - Basques
France - Basques
Greece - ho ho ho...

A just and civilized Europe can't exist with fascism at its core.

Chris Blaku said...

Europe serves are the world's center and source of facism in its history and its present state.

Anonymous said...

But Chris, we are Europe, why give France, Spain, Italy the priviledge of ruining a concept born long before these even excisted. Europe (old Europe) are the Irish, Basques, Finns, Hungarians and Albanians (we can include the Rumanians here if they want :)

Chris Blaku said...

Agreed- but present day Europe, and European powers are corrupt and facist regimes that breed racism and colonialism.