Tuesday, July 04, 2006

EU looks to encourage Serbia during Rehn visit

BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) - The European Commission aims to encourage Serbia this week by finalising moves for a restart of talks on eventual membership the moment it complies with demands to hand over war criminals, an EU official said on Tuesday.

Separate negotiation mandates for Serbia and Montenegro, needed after the latter voted for independence in May, should be ready by the time EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn visits Serbia on Thursday and Montenegro on Friday.

While they would still have to be rubber-stamped by the 25 EU member states, the aim was to send a signal of encouragement to Serbia that Brussels was willing to resume talks as soon as Belgrade hands over war crimes fugitives, the official said.

"It is actually a signal and a message," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

"Once the mandates are approved it will mean that everything will be prepared to resume the negotiations provided the conditions on cooperation with the ICTY are fulfilled."

The European Union suspended talks with Serbia on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement that is a first step towards joining the bloc in May after Belgrade failed to hand over war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic to the ICTY -- the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

It says it will not resume negotiations until there is "full cooperation" with the Hague tribunal -- meaning the arrest and transfer of all indicted fugitives.

However, fears have risen that disillusionment with the West and the prospect of independence for the breakaway province of Kosovo following hard on the heels of that of Montenegro could benefit ultranationalist, anti-Western parties in Serbia.

On Friday, U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said in Brussels there was need to "reach out" to the Serbs to stress they had a future with Europe and NATO. "The Serbs need that positive signal," he said.

The EU official said the clear message from Brussels was that Serbia clearly has a European perspective but conditions for a resumption of talks have to be fulfilled.

At the same time the European Union has underlined its commitment to Serbia with financial aid, better trade relations and plans to ease people-to-people contact through visa facilitation and scholarships.

Announcing the suspension of the talks in May, Rehn said it was still possible to conclude the agreement by the year-end, but this target will become increasingly untenable.

"There will be that point, but we still trust that this hurdle can be cleared," the EU official said.

In Belgrade, Rehn will meet Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, who last month called the EU stance "deeply wrong" and counter-productive. In an unusually blunt riposte, Rehn said he should not blame Brussels for his own government's failures.

28 comments:

Serbs In Kosovo are in Danger said...

Of course the best way to encourage Serbia during the Rehn visit would be to rule out indepedence for Kosovo. If not Serbs cannot trust the EU or the Western Europe if they dismember Serbia. It is like someone offering you a million dollars if they can cut off your arm or leg.

betabe said...

Encouragin Serbia means discouraging Kosova. This means that actually Serbia doesn't have sovregnity over Kosova, therefore as regards to this issue priority goes to encouraging Kosovars for realizing their dream that already is becoming true.

As regards to cut off arm and legs, please look at history and find how many Albanians were cut off their ears, tongues, legs, etc. And they didn't receive even an apologise for what they suffered.

NYoutlawyer said...

albaniacs deserve an independent muslim nation in Europe, just look at their recent past.

http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/gallery/

mitrovica pika pika said...

Its on!


Politika: Russia hints veto over Kosovo

Belgrade /05/07/ 16:37

Russia for the first time hinted at a possibility to exercise its veto rights at the UN Security Council provided that the Western countries imposed independence for Kosovo, Belgrade's daily Politika said.

The paper says Russia presented its stands to the Contact Group members, and had for the first time mentioned the possibility to veto a resolution granting Kosovo independence.

Politika daily says at the Contact Group meeting, held on 30 June in Brussels, Russian representative put on the table an unofficial document containing four paragraphs reflecting Russia's position on Kosovo status talks.

mitrovica pika pika said...

"albaniacs deserve an independent muslim nation in Europe, just look at their recent past.

http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/gallery/"


Ah a Palestinian in WWII somehow jusifies the rape camps, srebrenica and countless of other massacres all over frm yugoslavia your rapis kind committed.

NYoutlawyer said...

Have albaniacs apologized to the Macedonians?

http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/AlbanianTerrorism.html

Cvijus011 said...

"Ah a Palestinian in WWII somehow jusifies the rape camps, srebrenica and countless of other massacres all over frm yugoslavia your rapis kind committed."

But he most definitely justifies Jasenovac and division such as SS Handzar and SS Skanderbeg (Skanderbeg alone cause more than 40.000 deaths and 75.000 refugees)

NYoutlawyer said...

I'm sure you can justify every albaniac war crime act picka. Have you apologized for the war crimes you committed along your nazi friends during WWII? My guess is not.

mitrovica pika pika said...

Skanderbeg alone cause more than 40.000 deaths and 75.000 refugees)-

Care to show us where did you get tha info? Or is that a work of fiction like that dude who fucked himself with a bottle.However , for arguments sake,since you took revenge on us for WWII why shouldnt we do the same for '99. Enjoy!

NYoutlawyer said...

And the proud albaniac traditions contiue wherever they go.


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/04/world/europe/04macedonia.html

Cvijus011 said...

mitrovica,

"Care to show us where did you get tha info"

Here are some nice books (don't panic) for you to read, if you can read German:

Jürgen Elvert - Der Balkan
Hans Knoll - Jugoslawien 1940-1943
Walter Manoschek - Militärische Besatzungspolitik in Serbien 1941-1942

NYoutlawyer said...

albaniacs are hated because they go wherever they can get something. What do they they bring to offer in Macedonia? Yet they demand rights. Stop your invasion of territories and overbreeding, and maybe you'll be shown some respect.

mitrovica pika pika said...

"Here are some nice books (don't panic) for you to read, if you can read German:

Jürgen Elvert - Der Balkan
Hans Knoll - Jugoslawien 1940-1943
Walter Manoschek - Militärische Besatzungspolitik in Serbien 1941-1942"

Whoa,rapist dude I aint reading all that shit. Its enough to tell us where did you get that quote. Just as we have provided references for your rapes and massmurder since the 1870's.

Cvijus011 said...

in the first book Jürgen Elvert - Der Balkan there is also a detailed description of common Turko-Albanian actions against the Serbian population in Kosovo and beyond from 1859 until 1897 (especially in 1897 when according to the statistics of the Austrian consulate around 400.000 Serbs had to seek refuge in Serbia).

NYoutlawyer said...

No one will succede in stopping the albaniacs from playing the victim card now. It's like the Blacks in the USA. They may be whinning for decades.

Funny how they downplay the atrocoties their pas and grandpas committed in WWII. The old laws of PR, stress the positive and dilute the negative. The informed know though.

Fatos said...

Cvijus, what pages was that on? I am very interested in reading it. Nyoutlawyer you are sheltered and very ignorant.

Fatos said...
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Fatos said...

UNMIK police admit "parallel security structures" exist in north Kosovo


Asked if the same could be said about the north of Kosova, he stated: "It is the same. I cannot say that the situation is better or worse than in other parts of Kosova. People in the north should understand that crimes do happen, that crimes happened even before 1999." (police Commissioner Kai Vittrup) - I AGREE, SERBS HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN AGRESSIVE NATURE.

NYoutlawyer said...

Yes fatso, by the grace of Jesus, I am sheltered but, I am not ignorant. I do enjoy having fun on this blog and using foul language with the albaniacs. It pisses them, and that is good. You pricks are riding so high now since NATO saved your sorry asses, that someone needs to bring you back to reality.

NYoutlawyer said...

Wrong again fatso, some Serbians may have an aggressive nature, but please don't categorize. You seem intelligent, so please blog that way.

The Balkans are historically a "Fucked Up Place", all sides are volatile and big finger pointers. If we keep pointing just fingers and not guns, maybe the area can survive.

I will continue to make fun of shifters though, you are such easy material.

Kristian said...

To: cv....



Turko-Albanian actions against the Serbian population in Kosovo and beyond from 1859 until 1897 (especially in 1897 when according to the statistics of the Austrian consulate around 400.000 Serbs had to seek refuge in Serbia).


Cv... you know that if the figure of 400k were true then that means that based on population growth and statistics/census if that many ppl had left there would be no serbs in Kosovo/a today! That would of meant that all the serbs left Kosovo/a! Not realistic at all!



That era only produced propaganda. And the key word to your statement above is TURKO meaning that it wasn't albanians that did such crimes towards serbians. Remember it was under "OTTOMAN CONTROL". So the ppl I'd blame is the TURKS. Just as you blame Milosevic for doing such terrible things but you never blame yourself nor your people. Serbians were sheeps and saints while Milo was the evil doer!

All in all stop trying to twist words and quotes from books that everyone in the world (scholars) know that are biased and are not conclusive enough to regard as FACT!

Fatos said...

At 6:23 PM, NYoutlawyer said...

Yes fatso, by the grace of Jesus, I am sheltered but, I am not ignorant. I do enjoy having fun on this blog and using foul language with the albaniacs. It pisses them, and that is good. You pricks are riding so high now since NATO saved your sorry asses, that someone needs to bring you back to reality.

PLEASE KNOW THAT WE IN KOSOVA VALUE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DO ENJOY HAVING YOU HERE EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS (WHATEVER THEY MAY BE). I THINK YOU ARE QUITE WRONG TO THINK THAT YOU ARE PISSING SOMEONE OFF WITH YOUR COMMENTS. IT IS QUITE THE OPPOSITE, SOME OF US FEEL THAT YOU ARE VERY UNFORTUNATE TO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE REGION'S HISTORY, POLITICS, ETC, WHICH MAKES US SAD BUT NOT PISSED OFF.

*by sheltered i meant that you dont see much outside the walls that you have created for yourself.

ivan said...

"PLEASE KNOW THAT WE IN KOSOVA VALUE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DO ENJOY HAVING YOU HERE EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS"

NYoutlawyer, the best example of this is mitrovica pika pika :)))

betabe said...
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betabe said...

I'll tell you a story now people,

Last year at European Forum Alpbach 2005, SCG foreign minister (Vuk Draskovic), held a speech with topic Mythology, History and Politics. What he said and the approach was similiar to nyoutlawyer's approach. All those students, academics were listening there, Erhard Busek smiled with irony while listening this speech. There goes one priest (Austrian or German) and makes the following question, which I will never forget: "I'm a priest and like traveling through the world and visit old and religous sites. During my visit in Bosnia and Hercegovina, in a very old and beautiful monastry, I noticed something very strange. There was a shop within the walls of that monestry selling different things for visitors, among which were the photos of Karadzic and Mladic. Therefore my question to you would be, how do you explain that, and where does this fit with your speech?"
And there he tries to answer, becuase at that time he found out that he's addressing to Europe and not to people in Serbia, or people similiar to some who post comments in this blog. Everyone noticed that his face went all red. There were other questions addressed to him but I will not take your time and space.

NYoutlawyer said...

I'm sure the albaniacs sell photos of ceku, and haradjiqi, or whatever, as do the muslim bosniacs oric, what is your point?

Why is one war criminal better than the other?

NYoutlawyer said...

Wrong again fatso, that's three times in a row. You hit the trifecta.

I have travelled alot in my time, and I know the history of the Balkans relatively well, for an American, so stop assuming.

What you say of me, is the way you would like me to be, to make yourself feel better.

betabe said...

Well, nyoutlawyer, its not about photos it's about stupidity of Draskovic and people like you.