Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Municipal Officials Arrested & Serbian Elections in North

Four officials from the Vushtrri/Vučitrn municipality were arrested yesterday following an investigation into illegal property seizures, abuse of office, and organized crime.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to a standby loan for Kosovo after suspending loans last year after a payraise to the public sector by PM Haschim Thaci.  The loan worth US$141 million is designed to help Kosovo attract foreign investors.

Following the announcement of Serbia's candidate status in the European Union, Serbs in the North of Kosovo blocked the movement of EULEX.  Today, it has been reported that the blockade has ended and EULEX has announced that they have freedom of movement again.

A major news item has been the announcement that Serbia is considering running local and parliamentary elections in the North of Kosovo.  The elections, expected to be held in April or May, are designed to cover the "entire territory of Serbia, Kosovo included". 

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