Western Balkans and EU News

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16.05.22

Brussels, 16 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Foreign minister of the European Union today scolded Serbia for refusing to join bloc’s sanctions against Russia as invasion of Ukraine is now at 82nd day, with chief of diplomacy Josep Borrel, saying that Belgrade “being neutral today with respect to Ukrainian war is a false concept”, while welcoming Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia for aligning with the sanctions.

16.05.22

Podgorica, 16 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Montenegrin government said today it sent military assistance and humanitarian aid to Ukraine worth 400 000 Euros and pledged more alongside other NATO members to help the country against Russian military aggression.

16.05.22

Prishtina, 16 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Kosovan government today decided to join sanctions of the European Union against Russian amended in late March, as Prishtina keeps aligning with the sanction packages of the bloc on voluntary bases in solidarity with Ukraine.

16.05.22

Podgorica, 16 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Montenegro’s premier, Dritan Abazovic, said the country supports intentions of Finland to become member of the western military alliance as part of joint interest of having a “strong and unified Europe” in defence of its values.

16.05.22

Belgrade, 16 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Serbian authorities said bomb alerts were received today morning in 97 schools and in the afternoon in 4 road and railway brides, water treatment facilities and a shopping mall in capital Belgrade, but after inspections no explosive devices were found, with the Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin accusing “different addresses of European countries” of being involved in a “special war” against Serbia.

14.05.22

Berlin, 14 May 2022, dtt-net.com – foreign affairs ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America said in a statement today they “must continue to help Western Balkans to reduce their dependency on Russian hydrocarbons and vulnerability to economic coercion,” and “urged” Serbia to join sanctions against Russia over invasion of Ukraine, on top of their already known concerns related to secessionist “policies” of Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), call to Kosovo and Serbia to “normalize relations” through –EU-mediated negotiations and their “commitment to the European perspective” of all the six countries of the region.

13.05.22

Skopje, 13 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Opposition parties in North Macedonia called for resignation of the Speaker of Parliament, Talat Xhaferi, after being heard in a audio recording insulting employees of the legislative body.

13.05.22

Brussels, 13 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Another round of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia over vehicle licence plates ended without breakthrough today.

13.05.22

Belgrade/Prishtina, 13 May 2022, dtt-net.com – German Ambassador in Prishtina has welcomed Kosovo’s application for membership in the Strasbourg-based organization, but French Ambassador of France in Serbia, said that the application is a “unilateral" move which Paris doesn’t support, but felt short to explain how will France will vote on it when the moment comes.

13.05.22

Belgrade, 13 May 2022, dtt-net.com – Serbia’s foreign affairs Minister, Nikola Selakovic, today said that four countries have just withdrawn recognition to Kosovo, but refused to name them, as Belgrade pretends that withdrawals of recognition are result of its retaliation against Kosovan government yesterday’s application for membership in the Council of Europe.