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The US ambassador in Kosovo, Tracey Jacobson, says that after her diplomatic mission ends in Kosovo, she will find it hard to find an equally interesting job.
PRISTINA - Clint Williamson, the head of Eulex's special investigation team, has a large dossier on crimes committed by the former "Kosovo Liberation Army" (KLA) and is expected to hand it over to the judges of a special court that will look into the findings of the former Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty, the Pristina-based Express daily has reported.
“Over one third (36.2 per cent) of business representatives did not report bribery because they consider there is no need to report bribery, as it is common practice to pay or give gifts to public officials,” UNODC said in a statement.
An Albanian man holds a placard that reads 'Kudret Kume was beaten by Greek police' during a protest in front of the Albanian Interior Ministry in Tirana, Albania, Monday.
Four guards from Nigrita Prison in northern Greece were bailed Monday after giving depositions in connection to the torture of Albanian inmate Ilie Kareli aka Kudret Kume who later died.
BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic informed Head of the EU Delegation Michael Davenport on Friday that the constitution of the new government would be discussed with all leaders of parties represented in the parliament and that the responsibilities for personnel and other solutions would be fully transferred to the new prime minister.
BELGRADE - Establishing a special court for war crimes committed by the self-styled Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (an ethnic Albanian paramilitary formation) against Serbs and other non-Albanians in Kosovo-Metohija in 1998 and 1999 is a necessity, Serbia's deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said on Wednesday.
Albania's economy grew by a modest 1.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, the head of INSTAT, Gjergj Filipi, said.
Filipi said the sectors registering highest growth were industry, construction and trade, with the latter accounting for the lion's share.
A new statue of the last tsar of Russia will be erected in Belgrade in the park on Kralja Milana street, near the Russian cultural centre, Ruski Dom.
The monument has been donated by Russia, which will also fund the renovation of the park in collaboration with several Russian companies.
DIMITROVGRAD - In a joint operation by police forces from seven regional countries, named "Nisava 2014", a large amount of foreign currency was seized as well as a so-called ATM skimmer - a fraud device used for stealing customer bank card data, chief of Serbia's border police Nenad Banovic said on Monday in Dimitrovgrad.