Archive for the month of June 2009

Kosovo newest member of IMF and World Bank

Kosovo became the 186th member of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The documents were signed by Kosovo president Fatmir Sejdiu and prime minister Hashim Thaci during a ceremony at the US State Department.

Drupal: show taxonomy term description on page


Edit: Drupal 7 displays the taxonomy description on taxonomy pages, no need to tweak templates. However, you can still use this post to add a class to the page title on taxonomy pages..

I wanted to display the taxonomy term description on taxonomy pages like (where n is the term ID).

It actually took me quite a while but I figured it out. You can use the function taxonomy_get_term(n) where n represents the term ID.

In page.tpl.php I added the following code just before the print $content statement:

Dutch FM to visit Serbia

Dutch foreign minister Maxime Verhagen will visit Serbia July 21. "I am going to Belgrade to talk about further cooperation with Serbia in the economic and other areas," Verhagen said.

Serbs protest against EULEX customs in northern Kosovo

Serb protesters in Leposavic and Zubin Potok in northern Kosovo are blocking roads protesting against the customs control by EULEX at administrative crossings. EULEX introduced the measures in an attempt to prevent smuggling by requesting photocopies of personal identification cards and driver’s licenses from truck drivers.

Bulgaria released Ceku

A court in Bulgaria released Agim Ceku, former prime minister of Kosovo. He is to remain available while Bulgaria considers a request by Serbia for extradition. He was detained June 23 as he entered Bulgaria from Macedonia.

Serbian President Boris Tadic called for Bulgaria to explain its decision.

EU accession talks Croatia canceled over border dispute

The Czech EU presidency canceled talks on Croatia's accession to the block following the collapse of border talks between Croatia and Slovenia. The meeting was scheduled for June 26.

Croatia and Slovenia were supposed to have reached an agreement by last week.

Sweden, which will take over the EU presidency July 1, indicated this week it plans no fresh attempt to help settle the dispute.

Serb convicted for war crimes

Serbia's war crimes court sentenced Damir Sireta to 20 years for his role in the 1991 torture and killing of 200 Croatian prisoners at a pig farm near Vukovar during the 91-95 Balkan war.

Sireta was tried separately after being extradited from Norway, where he had been living since 1998 after his indictment. Others were cnvicted earlier this year.