Archives for posts with tag: Serbia

Blog Report: SERBIA GAY PRIDE PARADE MUST BE ALLOWED TO GO ON, By Ambassador Mo
Serbian authorities (Ministry of Interior) have for second year running banned Gay Pride Parade in Belgrade on purportedly security grounds. In 2010, the Parade for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community was apparently attacked & according to UN News Centre resulted “in acts of vandalism & wounding of many police officers & civilians.”
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BOSNIA THREATENED? & EUROPEAN ROAD MUTUALLY BLOCKED FOR SERBIA & KOSOVO, By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Serbia President Tomislav Nikolic’s offer of direct negotiations with Kosovo’s leadership but oath not to recognize its independence effectively leaves the matter stalemated & thus the road toward European integration effectively blocked for both.
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Blog Report: SERBIA’S FOREIGN MINISTER: PRESIDENT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY – NEXT UN SECRETARY GENERAL? By Ambassador Mo
Vuk Jeremic yesterday assumed role of President of UN General Assembly having been elected a few months earlier & leaving his post as Serbia’s Foreign Minister for new global stage. Although a year term, post is not entirely ceremonial. It will have significant impact on current debates as Syria.
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Blog Report: WHAT HAPPENED TO KOSOVO & MACEDONIA? By Ambassador Mo
In strange twist, official UN Photo gallery didn’t provide any pictorial evidence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s official visit to Kosovo, but also Macedonia (or as is still officially known at UN: “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.”)  UNSG’s visit was seen as controversial at least in Belgrade. From our sources, we were told Belgrade’s displeasure forced a detour in the UNSG’s travel from Kosovo.
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Blog Report: UNSG IN SERBIA – LOOKING FORWARD OR PAST? (PHOTO GALLERY) By, Ambassador Mo
UNSG Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of SE Europe with a stop in Belgrade. The UN”s relationship with Serbia continues to be complex in large part due to the unsettled situation of Kosovo. The UN continues to maintain a mission to Kosovo (UNMIK) – Some see such as leading to recognition of Kosovo’s independence & admission to the UN, while in Belgrade there is steadfast resistance. –More–
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Blog Report: DON’T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH! By Susan Sacirbey
WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY is being observed for the first time this year, 15 June 2012, as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for stronger legal measures to ensure human rights and dignity for our seniors. –More–
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Blog Report:WILL SERBIA’S FOREIGN MINISTER’S ELECTION AS UN GA PRESIDENT DELIVER CHANGE? By Ambassador Mo
While vote was close of election of Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic for UNGA President, from my inside sources there was no real effort by western capitals to promote alternative Lithuanian candidate for last more than a month. As might be expected, there has been speculation about some sort of secret deal regarding Kosovo. –More–
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Brought from Susan Sacirbey: FACING INTERNATIONAL CRIMES INSIDE BALKAN SOCIETIES
Judgment, critical assessment,  and courage to face the truth are necessary to make constructive societal changes to further human rights and justice when confronting international crimes committed in Balkan societies.  Diplomatically Incorrect is privileged to present a critique from Dragan Peterson, a Bosnian, who has contributed previously as a guest writer. –More–
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LINK for FRANCE 24 (English):  SERBIA’S NEW PRESIDENT – NATIONALIST OR NOT?
21 May Program: AMBASSADOR MUHAMED SACIRBEY appears as guest. “Serbia has elected a new president – and it’s not the one that most people were expecting. Tomislav Nikolic has unseated Boris Tadic, the man in power since 2004. Observers are worried about the new head of state, who used to be part of the ultra-nationalist Radical Party.”  WATCH – 8.5min.
http://www.france24.com/en/20120521-serbia-new-president-nationalist-nikolic-radical-party-tadic-eu-path-candidate-country
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From Diplomatically Incorrect: Al Jazeera Inside Story “WILL RATKO MLADIC ‘S TRIAL DELIVER JUSTICE?”
TV Link & commentary from interview with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey: “The Prosecutor, I think has done a good job of speaking of really a state-sponsored plan that continues to be executed today, because as Mladic goes on trial, refugees who were originally from Srebrenica now have been ethnically cleansed, not only can’t go back, they can’t even vote in elections for next local council & mayor.”
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