Insights: Europe

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    Kosovo Debate

    The Council will hold a debate on Kosovo on Monday afternoon (14 May) with Farid Zarif, head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), scheduled to brief on the Secretary-General’s latest report. The report of 27 April (S/2012/275)...

    posted on SUN 13 MAY 2012
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    Downer to Update Members in Cyprus Consultations

    Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations tomorrow morning (29 March) to discuss Cyprus. Alexander Downer, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, is set to brief members via video-conference on recent negotiations on Cyprus. He has been meeting with,...

    posted on WED 28 MAR 2012
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    Debate on Kosovo

    On Wednesday (8 February), Council members will hold a debate on the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Farid Zarif, on the latest report of 31 January.* As on previous occasions, including the...

    posted on TUE 7 FEB 2012
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    Special Adviser Downer to Brief on Cyprus

    The Council is scheduled to hold informal consultations this afternoon (25 January) on Cyprus. The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, is set to brief and update members on developments at the “Greentree II” talks, which concluded yesterday. (This...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2012
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    Renewal of Cyprus Mission Mandate

    The Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 14 December). The anticipated adoption of the resolution follows a briefing in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, head of...

    posted on TUE 13 DEC 2011
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    Kosovo Debate in the Council on Tuesday

    Council members are scheduled to hold a debate on Kosovo tomorrow morning (29 November). Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Farid Zarif, will brief the Council. (Zarif, from Afghanistan, was appointed to the...

    posted on MON 28 NOV 2011
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    Reauthorisation of EUFOR mandate in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Council appears to be on schedule to adopt a resolution reauthorising the mandate of EUFOR, the EU’s force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 16 November). It seems the reauthorisation of EUFOR’s mandate will likely be a...

    posted on TUE 15 NOV 2011
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    Council Briefing on Cyprus

    Following the two-day talks hosted by the Secretary-General at the Greentree Estate outside of New York City, Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer will brief Council members in consultations tomorrow morning (Friday, 4 November). (The talks, which involved the Greek...

    posted on THU 3 NOV 2011
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    Council Briefing on Kosovo

    This afternoon Council members will be briefed by the Secretariat during consultations on yesterday’s incident in Kosovo. It seems that Russia requested this briefing yesterday in order to obtain more information on developments on the ground following clashes at a...

    posted on WED 28 SEP 2011
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    Council Meeting on Kosovo

    The Security Council will meet this evening (15 September) in response to a Serbian letter (S/2011/574) requesting the Council to meet on the situation related to the customs and border police control of the boundary crossings between north Kosovo and...

    posted on THU 15 SEP 2011
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    Consultations on Kosovo

    This afternoon (14 September) Council members will have consultations at permanent representative level to discuss a letter sent from Serbia requesting a meeting of the Council tomorrow “in order to prevent the realisation of Pristina’s threat to unilaterally impose, on...

    posted on WED 14 SEP 2011
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    Cyprus Briefing

    Tomorrow (7 September) Council members are scheduled to have a briefing on Cyprus by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Alexander Downer, via video-conference. It seems the main focus of the briefing will be on the Secretary-General’s assessment report on the status...

    posted on TUE 6 SEP 2011
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    Council Debate on Kosovo

    Council members will have a debate on Kosovo on Monday, 29 August. It seems that border tensions which began on 25 July following incidents involving armed Kosovo police units in the area, are expected to be discussed. The Secretary-General’s report,...

    posted on FRI 26 AUG 2011
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    Kosovo and South Kordofan Briefings

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 July) Council members are expected to receive briefings on Southern Kordofan and Kosovo in closed informal consultations. The Southern Kordofan briefing was requested by some Council members who wanted an update on the situation there. The last...

    posted on WED 27 JUL 2011
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    On Monday 13 June, the Council will hold consultations on Cyprus, followed by the adoption of a resolution on extending the mandate of UNFICYP for another 6 months. The resolution is expected to keep to language contained in the Secretary-General’s...

    posted on FRI 10 JUN 2011