Balkans

US envoy Wisner: independence must be end goal of any new Kosovo talks

US special envoy Frank Wisner was in Pristina on Friday (June 15th) to urge patience as the status process winds towards resolution. He reiterated Washington’s support for Kosovo’s independence, and said sovereignty for the province must be the end goal of any new round of talks between Belgrade and Pristina.

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From Hiroshima to Iraq, 61 years of uranium wars

The conduct of secret nuclear wars since 1991, through the use of depleted uranium weaponry by the United States and Great Britain with their allies, has taken place in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan2 and Lebanon.3 It has been carried out for the express purpose of destroying the …

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Romania says it is ready to send more troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, United States — Romanian Foreign Minister Adrian Cioroianu met with US counterpart Condoleezza Rice and Pentagon officials on Wednesday (June 13th), telling them that his country is ready to boost the number of its troops deployed with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

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Hungary voices concern over investigation of Hungarian minority minister in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Hungarian Foreign Minister Kinga Goncz issued a statement Thursday (June 14th) expressing concern over the criminal investigations opened against some members of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, including one against Telecommunications Minister Zsolt Nagy.

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EU says progress report will not contain penalties for Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria — A EU report on Bulgaria’s compliance with recommendations to tackle organised crime and corruption and to overhaul its judiciary will make no mention of any penalties for the country, European Commission spokesman Mark Gray said on Thursday (June 14th).

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Financial Times: România şi Bulgaria vor scăpa probabil de sancţiunile UE

România şi Bulgaria vor scăpa probabil, luna aceasta, de sancţiunile Uniunii Europene, în pofida eşecului lor de a anihila corupţia şi crima organizată, după ce au aderat la clubul european în ianuarie, comentează Financial Times în ediţia electronică de astăzi.

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