Romania, Cyprus Adamantly Oppose Independent Kosovo

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Romania, Cyprus Adamantly Oppose Independent Kosovo Romanian President Traian Basescu stated firmly that his country would not recognize independent Kosovo.

The Romanian President Traian BДѓsescu stated Thursday night that his country would not recognize Kosovo if the Serbian province declared independence because this would send a wrong message to other minorities elsewhere and would damage traditional international law.

"We will not recognize Kosovo's declaration of independence no matter whether it is unilateral or coordinated" BДѓsescu promised at the German Marshall Fund Conference in Brussels, adding that this would lead to implosion of other multiethnic societies or states where internal conflicts had been frozen for some time.

BДѓsescu underscored that Kosovo's independence would cast a shadow over the UN Charter and the Final Act of the Helsinski Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe which had guaranteed a 60-year peace in Europe. He called for more negotiations between Belgrade and Prishtina.

The foreign minister of Cyprus also stated that his country opposed Kosovo's independence since it would turn into a dangerous precedent in international politics. Spain, Greece, and Slovakia have also expressed misgivings that Kosovo's recognition would spur other separatist reactions.

Meanwhile the USA and most European countries declared their readiness to recognize independent Kosovo without a UN Security Council resolution. Russia remains firmly opposed to Kosovo's independence without Serbian consent.

The leadership in Prishtina have stated that they would declare independence after the presidential elections in Serbia are over.
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dzingis - 3 Jul 2009 // 13:06:06

Ask any Banat Hungarian or Bulgar how is he and his family treated in Serbia. I am from Bulgarian having relatives from both Timocka Krajina and Vojvodina. The non-Serb people are almost totally cleansed from this regions. There is no possible way to find any job with as a non-Serb, you get usually treated like sh*t in institutions, and always careful that a bunch of Gypsies or Serbs come running on to you.

Honterus - 3 Jul 2009 // 09:02:35

"They are being persecuted, raped and have no rights to speak Romanian, they can't pray in their language, their are no Romanian orthodox churches"

Why do you exagerate ?

The Vlachs/Romanians in Timok are not "raped" and have the right to speak Romanian. They do not have proper education in Romanian and the Serbian Ortodox Church does not allow Romanian churches in Timok ( the issue from MalainiЕЈa with father Boian Alexandrovici ). This comes as a sharp and painful contrast with the proper way the Romanian minority is treated in Voivodina - within the same country of Serbia.

R4MANIA - 3 Jul 2009 // 01:33:42

Yeah we are having a similar problem with Romanians in Timok. They are being persecuted, raped and have no rights to speak Romanian, they can't pray in their language, their are no Romanian orthodox churches that Romanian are allowed access too.

Serbia is getting worse, I don't have respect for any country that fails to give foreign minorities rights to conduct their own lives. Romanian in Timok don't have freedom.

dzingis - 2 Jul 2009 // 23:31:33

Serbia is historically and at present the biggest threat to Bulgaria's stability and development. Put that in your thick heads.

Bulgarians in Serbia are systematically cleansed at this very moment. Assimilated by force or just their property confiscated and forced to leave the country. Any private business initiative in eastern Serbia is killed at the very beginning and the ones that are left from socialist times are destroyed. We had one of the most beautiful hotels at Zvonacka Banja (a Bulgarian village) destroyed with DYNAMITE by Serbian mafioso before the eyes of local politicians.

Serbia is really like Africa, much worse than Bulgaria in any possible way.

R4MANIA - 2 Jul 2009 // 15:08:57

Traian Basescu is a pretty special person for us. He's nags or sometimes a bit too demanding but he does it for the best for our transformation.

I think he would be the best President Romania has had. He is loved by a lot of us.

The financial crisis is making Romanians mood a bit more irritable and grumpy so his ratings have dropped slightly, but hopefully his popularity score will increase after the crisis.

We are a bit are quite grumpy at the moment. Not necessarily by the lack of the Government or its reforms but because we are tired of it and its bringing back bad memories for us.

Which we would rather forget forever. We fell that the Government could make more decisions to limit the crisis further but we are not overly unsatisfied either. We do not share the entire blame on the Government personally however we in a blaming and naming mood at the moment for anyone.

aleko - 1 Feb 2008 // 20:18:39

Correct, CreepyS. I'm certain we should, but I'm equally certain we won't .... unfortunately. Parvanov is not Basecu.

CreepyS - 1 Feb 2008 // 15:38:40

We should do the same.

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