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“The fight against corruption appears to be weak and the number of convictions remains low,” the Kosovar Institute for Policy, Research and Development (KIPRED) said in a new report.
Kosovo’s parliament adopted a new anti-corruption strategy and action plan for 2013-17 in February, but it has been criticised by Brussels, which is also demanding action to tackle graft.
Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations
Experts said reparations are important to reconciliation in the region.
Davor Stier (centre), European Parliament member from the Croatian Democratic Union, rasied the issue of war reparations with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule. [Facebook/Davor Stier]
LONDON - Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic participated in a high-level regional forum organized in London on Monday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and presented Serbia's results in the creation of favorable business and investment environment, emphasizing that no project can be implemented without stability of the region.
Swiss Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch says a priority of the Swiss OSCE chairmanship are stronger ties with civil society and promotion of its active involvement.
Cyprus will not change stance on Kosovo status
BELGRADE -- Cypriot FM Ioannis Kasoulides said on Monday that Serbia's membership of the EU is of vital importance for the stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans.
After meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić, Kasoulides said that Cyprus maintains the position not to recognize Kosovo.
DUBAI - Serbia's best-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic and Spain's Carlos Gomez-Herrera lost their first round match in the doubles competition of the ATP tournament in Dubai on Monday to the Polish-Czech pairing of Tomasz Bednarek/Lukas Dlouhi by 7-5, 1-6, 10-5.
Bednarek and Dlouhi will next face the winners of Lukas Rosol/Andreas Seppi - Mariusz FyrstenbergMarcin Matkowski.
"Policy of retreating sent to past"
BELGRADE -- Goran Rakić's victory in the Kosovska Mitrovica election "is an important day for Kosovo, for the community of Serbs in that territory, and for Serbia."
This is according to Marko Đurić, a presidential adviser and an official of the ruling Progressives (SNS), who spoke for B92 TV on Monday.