Post by TheGoddess on Dec 10, 2007 16:11:26 GMT -5
From our news after today's meeting:
Fico: SR Won't Recognise Kosovo's Unilaterally-Declared Independence Ostrava, December 10 (TASR-SLOVAKIA) - The Slovak Government will do its utmost to see that the EU standpoint on Kosovo is unambiguous and helps stabilise the region, according to Prime Minister Robert Fico.
Speaking after an informal meeting of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries and Slovenia in Ostrava in the Czech Republic on Monday, Fico said that for the Slovak Government it will be extremely difficult to recognise Kosovo as an independent state if it unilaterally declares independence. Instead, Slovakia would like to see decisions discussed with the relevant international organisations and that agreements involve key foreign players.
"The worst case scenario is that two groups of EU countries will oppose each other on the status of Kosovo," said Fico. He stressed that for Slovakia it's important to ensure that solving the Kosovo issue doesn't serve to influence co-existence with ethnic minorities elsewhere.
According to the Czech Premier Mirek Topolanek prefers a firm stance on the issue, and wants to ensure that Kosovo's independence is a controlled process that involves Serbia. He admitted that the opinions of European prime ministers are not identical on this issue.
"We know each other's opinions and we also strongly believe that this discussion will lead to positive conclusions at the EU Council on Friday. We won't be providing individual statements, as we don't want to complicate the Council's talks," said Topolanek.
Post by TheGoddess on Dec 10, 2007 16:13:40 GMT -5
Visegrad Four countries not in agreement on Kosovo's independence Ostrava- Prime ministers of Visegrad Four (V4) countries and Slovenia do not have a joint position on the future of Kosovo whose leaders have threatened to declare independence from Serbia unilaterally, the PMs told journalists today.
The Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak and Slovenian prime ministers jointly said the European Union should deal with Kosovo's future and take into account the demands of Serbia, too.
The EU has not reached agreement on Kosovo's independence either. Only one of the 27 EU countries does not want to recognise Kosovo's possible independence. Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Aselborn said Cyprus had biggest problems with it.
"We don't have identical views, but it is good to know one another's opinions that we will present at the EU Council on Friday," Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said in Ostrava today.
"We insist that Kosovo's independence be a controlled process and that Serbia not be on the sidelines," he added.
Hungarian PM Ferenc Gyurcsany said Kosovo's independence cannot be prevented. But he said it should take place under EU's assistance as it does not concern the United States.
Slovak PM Robert Fico warned against opinion differences on Kosovo in the EU.
"It would be extraordinary difficult for us (Slovakia) to recognise Kosovo as an independent state if it declares its independence without supporting it with the decision of the relevant international organisations," Fico said.
The five heads of state also discussed the EU reform treaty and agreed that its ratification needs to be accelerated.
Slovenian PM Janez Jansa, whose country takes over the EU helm from January, said the treaty's ratification is of Slovenia's priorities. Jansa said he wanted the ratification process completed by end-June.
Polish PM Donald Tusk said his country would be among the first to ratify the treaty.
Topolanek said the Czech government would not obstruct the process.
V4 countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - also plan to cooperate with the so-called B3 group, or Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. They want to lower the visa fees to the Schengen area, which they will join in 11 days, for Belarussians.
I know the feeling, when you feel desperate because you can't do anything. What is the best thing we can do at the moment? Feel free to share your ideas. I have had it with sitting around. It really pisses me off watching this politicans selling Serbian, slavic land.
...had the South Slavic Union formed, the federation would have encompassed: Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Vojvodina, Kosovo and possibly Albania (probably united with Kosovo). It would have had a larger area than that of present-day Germany and a population of about 35 million people...
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5