The Dutch development minister visited Kosovo Tuesday to discuss the private business sector in the disputed U.N.- run province as part of a plan to promote Dutch investments in the Balkans. The Netherlands has contributed Ђ160 million (US$192 million) since mid-1999 in projects on infrastructure, health and the return of those displaced by the 1998-99 conflict between ethnic Albanian rebels and Serb government forces.
Development minister Agnes van Ardenne met with Kosovo's top U.N. official Soren Jessen-Petersen and other leaders. She will also give a speech at Pristina's university on regional cooperation and free trade, the AP reports.
Kosovo is legally a province of Serbia-Montenegro, the union that replaced Yugoslavia, but has been under U.N. administration since mid-1999, when a NATO-led air war halted Serb forces' crackdown on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians. A.M.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said