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Hague ruling could set precedent

09:55 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

There are at least 96 separatist movements worldwide fighting for independence – in Spain (Catalonia, The Basque Country), France (Corsica), UK (Northern Ireland), Germany (Bavaria), Belgium and in many other parts of the world.

Bagapsh: Abkhazia, South Ossetia also have right to self-rule

10:13 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia News Agency

The president of the Russian-backed breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia has welcomed the ruling by top UN judges that Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia was not illegal for his own reasons.

Spain says respects UN ruling on Kosovo

10:17 10:19 | broj komentara 0 | Sofia News Agency

Spain, the biggest of the five EU states not to have recognised Kosovo, announced it respects the UN judges ruling that its secession was legal, but refused to say how this could impact its policy.

Ban Ki-Moon supports talks, opposes provocations

10:20 | broj komentara 0 | ANSAmed

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon made an appeal to ''avoid provocations'' following the decision by the Hague's Court of Justice according to which Kosovo's declaration of independence is not contrary to international law.

Cyprus respects to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia

10:28 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

The Republic of Cyprus has said that the argumentation used by the International Court of Justice on its advisory opinion as regards the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo, differentiates the issue of Cyprus from that of Kosovo.

Romania continues to be against Kosovo's independence

10:38 17:05 | broj komentara 0 | Hotnews.ro, EMGportal

Romania did not acknowledge Kosovo's independence and was among the 5 EU member countries that did not together with Greece, Spain, Slovakia and Cyprus.

Putin discusses large energy projects with Bulgarian, Greek Prime Ministers

10:42 | broj komentara 0 | BTA

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had telephone conversations with Prime Ministers Boiko Borissov of Bulgaria and Georgios Papandreou of Greece, ITAR-TASS reported Wednesday.

China says Kosovo issue should be resolved through dialogue

10:44 | broj komentara 0 | Xinhua

China respected Serbia's sovereignty and territorial integrity and has always insisted that the involved parties seek a solution to the Kosovo issue acceptable to all through dialogue and within the framework of related UN Security Council resolutions.

Moscow: Position of ICJ has no influence on Russia

10:49 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

The opinion of the International Court of Justice that the self-declared independence of Kosmet is not in discord with the norms of the international law has no influence on Moscow, which does not recognize the independence of the southern Serbian province, stated Spokesperson

Slovakia will not recognize Kosmet independence

10:51 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

The authorities in Bratislava will not change their stance about the unacceptability of the self-proclaimed independence of Kosmet, stated Slovak Minister of Defense Lubomir Galko, on the occasion today’s presentation of the opinion of the International Court of Justice.

Kuzmanovic: BiH is not obliged to recognize the Kosovo's independence

10:53 10:57 | broj komentara 0 | EMGportal

President of the Republic of Srpska Rajko Kuzmanovic has assessed that the opinion of the International Court of Justice regarding Kosmet does not mean an obligation for Bosnia-Herzegovina to recognize the independence of the Province.

The ICJ ruling on Kosovo and its repercussions for the EU

14:20 | broj komentara 0 | EurActiv

The ICJ ruling on Kosovo will have important repercussions for the EU in the weeks to come, writes Sofía Sebastián from Madrid-based think-tank FRIDE.


19. July - 25. July 2010.