Saudis lobby for Kosovo independence

Apr 30, 2009

Saudi Arabia is leading a campaign to “lobby a meaningful number of recognitions of Kosovo as an independent state” said Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic who is taking part at the Ministerial meeting of the Non Aligned nations in Havana, Cuba.

“We are attempting not to have any new recognitions of Kosovo even though some formidable countries are attempting to achieve that,” said Jeremic.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal talks to Naim Ternava, Mufti of Kosovo, who asked for an establishment of a college for Arabic and Islamic studies in Kosovo.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal talks to Naim Ternava, Mufti of Kosovo, who asked for an establishment of a college for Arabic and Islamic studies in Kosovo.

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Roundup: Serb, French in anti-terror training

May 6, 2009

French Ambassador to Serbia Jean Francois Terral will attend anti-terror exercise along with Serbia’s Deputy PM Ivica Dacic at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport.

The French anti-terrorist unit RAID, together with the Serbian Gendarmerie, the Special Anti-terrorist Unit (SAJ) and the Counter-terrorist Unit (PTJ), will participate in the anti-terrorist exercise.

The exercise will also be attended by Croatian, Bosnian, MontenegrSerbian judiciary is ready to persecute the commander of the ethnic Albanian separatist army that was set up by NATO, confirms Serbian War Crime Prosecution Spokesperson Bruno Vekaric. Fatmir Limaj, selected by NATO t command the separatist army, has committed numerous atrocities among which the prosecution cites the kidnapping of 10 workers of the Belacevac mine,  kidnapping and murder of 30 Serb civilians in the region of Drenica and persecution of 11 Albanian who were opposed to the separatists’ terror in 1998. Along with Limaj, the persecution has evidence of atrocities of Sahit Jashari, Sami Lushtaku and Suleiman Sellimi. in and Bulgarian special units.

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Organized crime in the Balkans

By Ioannis Michaletos | Blog
April 28, 2008

“He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.”
Seneca

There are only three ways to become rich; marry the money, invent something or steal"
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The current global financial crisis coupled with the perennial instability of the Balkans raises suspicions around the creation of much stronger organized crime groups that will be able to dictate their rules of the game to both local governments and international institutions.

Already a trend emerges which has not be fully measured nor examined by the media that illustrates a significant rise in illegal activities and a sure rise in the criminal rates.

According to many reliable local sources, criminal gangs tend to merge and form much stronger teams that are often involved in more than one illegal sector and in parallel orchestrate multidimensional operations such as bank robberies in one country and narcotics contraband in another with a timely fashion and a well coordinated structure.

The latest report by the State Department which was issued on the 27th of February 2009, points out that all Balkan states have serious organized crime problems and the local authorities have a great challenge to overcome. 

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Er zijn niet slechts een paar criminele Marokkanen

Degenen die de massale criminaliteit door Marokkanen ontkennen, laten niet alleen de slachtoffers in de steek, maar ook degenen die met gezinsinterventie en politiewerk de problemen aanpakken.

Door Paul Andersson Toussaint

Op 8 januari dit jaar stond een interview in Het Parool met Fatima Elatik (PvdA), die tot stadsdeelvoorzitter van het Amsterdamse stadsdeel Zeeburg was benoemd. Op de vraag of ze zichzelf als een rolmodel zag, antwoordde Elatik: „Omdat ik Marokkaanse ben of jong en slim? Ik hoop het laatste. Jongeren werken niet met die labels van Marokkaan of allochtoon. Dat is volstrekt achterhaald.” Deze door politieke correctheid gecensureerde kijk op de werkelijkheid komt in alle politieke kringen van links tot rechts nog steeds veel voor.
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