EU envoy urges U.N. Kosovo plan OK

BRUSSELS, March 22 (UPI) -- A European Union envoy is warning the Balkans could again be in chaos if the status of Serbia's Kosovo province is not resolved soon.

Montenegro, EU initial association accord

PODGORICA, Montenegro, March 15 (UPI) -- Montenegro took a step Thursday toward possible EU membership with the initialing of a stabilization and association agreement with the European Union.

Serbia election may take it closer to EU

BRUSSELS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- An EU commissioner said Monday a new Serbian government should arrest and hand over war crimes suspects to a U.N. court to bring Belgrade closer to Brussels.

Balkan states sign CEFTA free-trade zone

BUCHAREST, Romania, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Seven Balkan countries formed a free-trade zone in southeastern Europe Tuesday, creating a market of 30 million people, media said.

EU insists Serbia arrest war crime suspect

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The European Union says it will resume talks with Serbia only after a Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect is handed over to a U.N. tribunal.

Turkey warned of EU 'train crash'

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- EU leaders have warned Turkey that Finland's compromise on relations with Cyprus is the only route to speedy membership in the European Union.

Serbia arrests war crimes fugitive's aide

BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Serbia's police Thursday foiled an attempt to flee to Russia by an alleged aide of Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic, media said.

Turks promises to speed up reforms

PARIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Amid waning interest for Turkey's membership in the European Union, its foreign minister is seeking to revive membership talks with support from France.

EU envoy urges Bulgaria harder crime fight

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The EU enlargement commissioner Friday urged Bulgaria to intensify it's anti-organized crime and corruption effort if it is to join the Western bloc in 2007.

Serbia asked for Mladic results, not plans

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 13 (UPI) -- A U.N. official says The Hague prosecution needs Serbia's results, not promises on the arrest of war crime suspect Ratko Mladic.

EU envoy: Mladic arrest opens Serbia talks

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 6 (UPI) -- An EU envoy says Brussels has not changed its stand that war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic's arrest is a condition for resuming talks with Serbia.

U.N., EU envoys discuss Serbia's Kosovo

BRUSSELS, June 29 (UPI) -- U.N. and EU special envoys Thursday discussed the future of Serbia's predominantly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo province.

Serbia, EU talks to resume in July

BELGRADE, Serbia, June 28 (UPI) -- Serbia's deputy prime minister said Wednesday association talks with the European Union will resume in July.

U.S. enovy: Serbia is not under pressure

BELGRADE, Serbia, June 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. envoy says if Serbia wrongly interprets its responsibilities as pressure, it will make its path of accession to the European Union much longer.

EU expansion plans move ahead

BRUSSELS, June 13 (UPI) -- The European Union's plans to expand are proceeding as scheduled with membership talks under way for admitting Turkey and Croatia.
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Olli Ilmari Rehn ( pronunciation (helpĀ·info)) (born 31 March 1962) is a Finnish politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. He had previously served as Commissioner for Enlargement. He has held a variety of political positions in European institutions as well as in Finland.

Born in Mikkeli in Eastern Finland, Rehn studied economics, international relations and journalism at Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. He took a master's degree in political science from the University of Helsinki in 1989, and a PhD from the University of Oxford in 1996 on the subject of "Corporatism and Industrial Competitiveness in Small European States".

Rehn also played football for his hometown club Mikkelin Palloilijat in Finland's top division Mestaruussarja (now Veikkausliiga) in his youth.

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