Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα kosovo. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων
Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα kosovo. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων

Τετάρτη, Αυγούστου 09, 2017

Να αποφεύγεται κάθε είδους προκλητική ρητορική: Federica Mogherini

Federica Mogherini
Απάντηση σε ερώτηση του αντιπροέδρου του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου, Δημήτρη Παπαδημούλη, για την κατάσταση στην ΠΓΔΜ και την εθνική και αλυτρωτική ρητορική του πρωθυπουργού της Αλβανίας Εντι Ράμα και πολιτικών του Κοσσυφοπεδίου έδωσε η αντιπρόεδρος της Κομισιόν, Φεντερίκα Μογκερίνι.

Δευτέρα, Μαρτίου 24, 2014

La Serbie a commémoré les 15 ans des bombardements de l'OTAN

Des cérémonies commémoratives se sont tenues lundi en Serbie à l'occasion du 15e anniversaire du début des bombardements de ce pays par l'OTAN lancés pour contraindre Belgrade de cesser la répression contre les séparatistes albanais du Kosovo.
A Belgrade, les proches des personnes tuées pendant les bombardements ont notamment déposé des fleurs devant le monument aux 16 employés de la société de télé- et radiodiffusion RTS qui ont péri le 23 avril 1999 lors d'une frappe aérienne, ainsi que devant le monument aux enfants victimes des bombardements.

Le ministre serbe de la Défense Nebojsa Rodic, les représentants de l'armée, de la police et d'associations d'anciens combattants ont visité un mémorial à Vranje, dans le sud-est de la Serbie, où l'OTAN avait utilisé beaucoup de munitions à l'uranium appauvri.

Le président serbe Tomislav Nikolic a dirigé une cérémonie à Varvarin, à 180 km au sud de Belgrade où 10 personnes avaient été tuées et des dizaines blessées lors d'une frappe aérienne de l'OTAN en mai 1999.

  • Des cérémonies de dépôt de fleurs ont également eu lieu à Novi Sad, à Nis, à Raska, à Krusevac, ainsi que dans plusieurs localités du Kosovo à majorité serbe dont Leposavic et Kosovska Mitrovica.
Les Albanais du Kosovo, qui ont proclamé unilatéralement leur indépendance par rapport à Belgrade en février 2008, considèrent la date du lancement des bombardements comme un jour de leur victoire. Le premier ministre kosovar Hashim Thaci a félicité lundi les habitants du Kosovo à cette occasion. "Aujourd'hui est un grand jour pour la république du Kosovo, pour les citoyens du Kosovo et tous les Albanais. C'est l'anniversaire du début des bombardements par l'OTAN du territoire serbe", a indiqué M.Thaci. Il a remercié les Etats-Unis, l'UE et l'OTAN pour leur soutien.

En 1999, les forces de l'OTAN ont procédé à des bombardements de la Yougoslavie sans le feu vert du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, se rangeant du côté des Albanais du Kosovo qui réclamaient l'indépendance de cette province serbe par rapport à Belgrade. Les frappes aériennes, qui ont duré 78 jours, ont fait de 2.500 à 3.500 morts dont 89 enfants et 12.500 blessés parmi les civils, ainsi que 1.031 morts et plus de 5.000 blessés parmi les militaires et policiers serbes, selon différentes sources. L'OTAN a cessé les bombardements après l'adoption d'une résolution du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU sur le retrait des militaires serbes du Kosovo et le déploiement de la Mission d'administration intérimaire des Nations unies (MINUK) et de la KFOR, force armée multinationale sous commandement de l'OTAN, dans cette province.
Selon l'ONU, de 200.000 à 230.000 Serbes, Monténégrins, Roms et représentants d'autres ethnies non-albanophones ont quitté le Kosovo après son passage sous le contrôle de la MINUK et de la KFOR.
fr.ria.ru
24/3/14

Κυριακή, Νοεμβρίου 03, 2013

Kosovo: UN mission strongly condemns violence related to upcoming elections.


2 November 2013 – On the eve of municipal elections in Kosovo, the United Nations mission there said that police and international security are undertaking all necessary measures to ensure a safe election period following attacks at least two of the candidates.
“UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo) strongly condemns the recent violence against figures involved in the election process,” a spokesperson said, adding that while the nature of their cause is still being investigated, “such attacks must be condemned by all.”
The democratic process demands an environment free of violence and intimidation, the Mission stressed.

“Any attempts to influence political developments by these means will fail, and only discredit those who might encourage or engage in such behaviour to forward a particular viewpoint,” it underscored.
The polls are due to open tomorrow morning in Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia in February 2008 following years of ethnic tensions, but which Serbia has not recognized.
More than 8,000 candidates vying for positions in the city council and as mayors.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a respect for diversity and wide participation in the elections.
“Free and fair elections this Sunday will constitute a milestone in the strengthening of peace and security in Kosovo,” he said in a statement issued yesterday.
Plans for the elections were part of the landmark agreement between Belgrade and Pristina initialed in Brussels under the auspices of the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. 
un.org
3/11/13
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  • Kosovo vote, key to Serb integration, marred by violence, boycott


(Reuters) - An election in Kosovo designed to help end years of de facto ethnic partition was marred by violence and intimidation by Serb hardliners on Sunday, undermining a fragile EU-brokered pact between the Balkan country and former master Serbia.
Two hours before polls closed in the ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica, a volatile Serb pocket of northern Kosovo, masked men burst into three schools housing polling stations on the Serb side, lobbing tear gas and smashing ballot boxes.
Participation of the north Kosovo Serbs in the Kosovo-wide council and mayoral elections is central to an agreement reached in April to integrate the 40,000-50,000 Serbs living there with the rest of Kosovo, which is majority Albanian and declared independence from Serbia in 2008.


Serbia had called on Serbs in northern Kosovo to take part for the first time, with the EU holding out the prospect of membership talks - slated to begin in January - as a reward for Belgrade's support for the process.
But on the mainly Serb side of Mitrovica, a former mining town split along ethnic lines since Kosovo's 1998-99 war, turnout was just 7 percent at 3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET), compared with 32 percent Kosovo-wide.
The low turnout and violence was a clear indication of the scale of resistance among north Kosovo Serbs to integration with the rest of Kosovo, and underlined the challenge facing the EU in implementing the April accord.
Voting in north Mitrovica was halted after the attack at around 5 p.m. (11 a.m. ET).
Election officials fled and European Union police in armored vehicles spread out through the neighborhood as helicopters flew over the town.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is helping manage the election, pulled out 60 of more than 200 staff from the area.
"The election will not resume tonight or tomorrow and the question is whether it will resume at all," said Oliver Ivanovic, a candidate for mayor of north Mitrovica. He said a woman was injured when she jumped out of a window.
Those who had voted were jeered and abused by groups of Serbs, many of whom had traveled from Serbia, gathered outside polling stations and filming those who entered.
SHIFT IN SERBIAN POLICY
"These elections are an act of high treason that will ultimately cut Kosovo off from Serbia and lead to a Serb exodus from Kosovo," said 22-year-old student Negovan Todorovic. "Belgrade is betraying Kosovo for the vague prospect of ... so-called European integration."
Krstimir Pantic, a Belgrade-backed candidate for mayor in north Mitrovica, was attacked on the street by two masked men late on Friday, suffering cuts and bruises to his face.
"I am calling on people to come out and vote or we could have Albanians in power," he said on Sunday.
The municipal election is unlikely to bring about much change at the state level, but is the most tangible sign yet of the shift in official Serbian policy towards its former province. Kosovo broke away in 1999 when NATO bombed for 11 weeks to halt the killing and expulsion of Albanians by Serbian forces trying to crush an insurgency.
Belgrade retained de facto control over a small pocket of the north, where Serbs live largely beyond the reach of the Kosovo authorities. Serbia agreed to cede the foothold in April in exchange for EU accession talks that the ex-Yugoslav republic hopes will help lure investors to its struggling economy.
Besides the north, tens of thousands of Serbs live in scattered enclaves across the rest of Kosovo but are far more integrated into the new state.
Milka, a 43-year-old Serb woman who refused to give her full name, said she would not vote for fear of losing her job in a state-run company where she said the manager had threatened to fire any worker he saw voting. Others said they would not be deterred.
"I've been living here for almost 80 years and I came to vote because if we do not take part in elections, Serbs will vanish from Kosovo," said pensioner Milorad Stijovic.
(Additional reporting by Fatos Bytyci in Pristina; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer and Sonya Hepinstall)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/03/us-kosovo-election-idUSBRE9A204620131103?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
3/11/13
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  • Kosovo: Wahlgegner zerstören Wahlurnen

Bei dem schweren Zwischenfall in Nord-Mitrovica wurden zwei Personen verletzt. Ansosnten verliefen die Lokalwahlen ruhig.
Im Kosovo sind um 19.00 Uhr die als historisch geltenden Lokalwahlen in Nord-Mitrovica abgeschlossen worden. Der ziemlich ruhig verlaufende Wahltag wurde in der mehrheitlich von Serben bewohnten Stadt gegen 17.00 Uhr gestört. Wahlgegner mit schwarzen Tarnmützen fielen Medienberichten zufolge in eines der drei Wahlzentren in der Stadt ein und zerschlugen Wahlurnen. Zwei Frauen kamen nach Angaben von Krstimir Pantic, einem der Bürgermeisterkandidaten, mit Verletzungen davon.

Vor dem Wahllokal in einer der städtischen Volksschulen war es daraufhin zu einer allgemeinen Schlägerei gekommen. Die Polizei musste Tränengas einsetzen, um die Ordnung wiederherzustellen. Die Stimmabgabe wurde unterbrochen. Ein OSZE-Sprecher bestätigte Medien gegenüber, dass das OSZE-Personal kurz nach 17.00 Uhr aus Sicherheitsgründen Nord-Mitrovica verlassen habe. Wahlgegner, darunter auch aus Serbien angereiste Ultranationalisten, hatten sich in Nord-Mitrovica schon in der Früh vor den Wahllokalen postiert. Potenzielle Wähler, aber auch Beobachter, wurden den Großteil des Tages aber nur beschimpft.

Wahlbeteiligung unterschiedlich

Die Wahlen stellen einen entscheidenden Schritt zur Bildung der im April zwischen Prishtina und Belgrad vereinbarten Gemeinschaft der serbischen Gemeinden, eine Art Autonomie der Kosovo-Serben, dar.
Nach Angaben der staatlichen Wahlkommission belief sich die Wahlbeteiligung bis 15.00 Uhr landesweit auf 33 Prozent, in Nord-Mitrovica lag sie um dieselbe Zeit sogar ein bisschen höher. Lokale serbische Politiker präsentierten jedoch ganz andere Daten. Demnach nahmen in Nord-Mitrovica bis 17.00 Uhr knapp neun Prozent der Stimmberechtigten am Urnengang teil, wobei lokale Albaner und Bosniaken zwei Drittel der Wähler stellten.
Über geringe Wahlbeteiligung - unter 14 Prozent bis 15.00 Uhr - wurde auch aus anderen drei nord-kosovarischen Gemeinden berichtet. Eine ganz andere Stimmung herrschte allerdings in anderen Teilen des Kosovo, wo die Wahlteilnahme durch ortsansässige Serben schon in den frühen Nachmittagsstunden überdurchschnittlich hoch war. In Nord-Mitrovica wurde eine größere Wahlbeteiligung erst bei der Abenddämmerung notiert, was nach Ansicht von Beobachtern auch den Anlass für die Zerstörung der Urnen durch Wahlgegner lieferte.

Erste Ergebnisse am Montag

Wegen Versuche, den Urnengang zu stören, wurden nach Polizeiangaben im Laufe des Tages landesweit insgesamt 18 Personen festgenommen.
Die staatliche Wahlkommission kündigte die ersten Wahlergebnisse für Montag an, das endgültige Ergebnis soll am Mittwoch vorliegen. Die Bürgermeister-Stichwahl in den Gemeinden, in denen am heutigen Sonntag kein Kandidat die notwendige Stimmenmehrheit gewinnen konnte, wird am 1. Dezember stattfinden.
(APA)
 http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/1471753/Kosovo_Wahlgegner-zerstoeren-Wahlurnen?from=rss
3/11/13





Πέμπτη, Νοεμβρίου 29, 2012

U.N. Court Frees Former Leader of Kosovo

PARIS — A United Nations war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted the former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, for the second time of torturing and killing Serb civilians while he was a commander of the NATO-backed Kosovo Liberation Army during its fight for independence in 1999. 
Two of his comrades, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj, were also acquitted, although Mr. Brahimaj has already served a six-year sentence for torture handed down in an earlier trial. The judges ordered the three men released immediately.

Supporters cheered and applauded in the courtroom’s public gallery in The Hague, where proceedings were broadcast via videostream.
The men were expected to return later in the day to Kosovo, where Mr. Haradinaj’s supporters — even before the verdict — said they hoped he would return to politics. In Serbia, which is involved in crucial talks with Kosovo, a former Serbian province before the war, the decision was expected to provoke a new wave of angry reactions.
Earlier this month, the tribunal enraged the Belgrade government and many Serbs, when an appeals chamber threw out the convictions of two Croatian generals, Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac. They had led a 1995 military campaign that recaptured Serb-occupied Croatian land and drove more than 150,000 Serbs from Croatia.
The overturning of the Croatian and now the Kosovo convictions are seen as serious setbacks for the prosecution. It has said in recent days that it will seek a review of the Croatian appeals ruling, in which two of the five judges wrote unusually sharp dissents. 
29/11/12 
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ΚΚΕ: Καμία έκπληξη από την αθώωση του αρχηγού του UCK στη Χάγη

Σε σχόλιό του, για την αθώωση του πρώην αρχηγού του UCK και πρωθυπουργού του Κοσσόβου Ραμούς Χαραντινάι, το Γραφείο Τύπου της ΚΕ του ΚΚΕ σημειώνει:

 «Το Διεθνές Ποινικό Δικαστήριο της Χάγης αθώωσε τον διοικητή του UCK Ρ. Χαραντινάι, γιατί δεν βρήκε, όπως λέει, επαρκή στοιχεία για τις δολοφονίες – προβοκάτσιες, για το εμπόριο όπλων, ναρκωτικών κλπ.! Καμία έκπληξη.


Η έκπληξη θα ήταν αυτό το διορισμένο από τις ΗΠΑ και την ΕΕ δικαστήριο να έβλεπε τα κραυγαλέα εγκλήματα και να έβγαζε καταδικαστική απόφαση. Αυτά είναι τα όργανα τα οποία οι υποστηρικτές του καπιταλισμού τα παρουσιάζουν ως ανεξάρτητα και δίκαια». 
.902.gr
29/11/12
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