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UNMIK Headlines 22 September

By   13 hours ago

• Coalition bloc, separately in elections (Tribuna)
• Berlin: Solution rests in Jahjaga’s hands (Zeri)
• Brussels doesn’t plan to interfere in Kosovo political deadlock (Kosova Sot)
• Petrovic: New elections unnecessary, but Serbs are ready (Koha)
• Ratel: There is religious extremism in Kosovo (dailies)
• Lombardi: Recognition of Kosovo, a matter of protocol (Lajm)
• Djuric: Kurti not in dialogue (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 20 September

By   2 days ago

Opposition bloc with strategy to exhaust PDK (Koha)
Mustafa: PDK is first, but it lacks necessary votes in the Assembly (Kosovapress)
Osmani: Bloc can communicate with PDK only in the Assembly (dailies)
Hoxha: There may be new terrorism-related arrests (Koha)
Ashton hails energy agreement between Kosovo and Serbia (Lajmi)

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UNMIK Headlines 19 September

By   4 days ago

• President Jahjaga meets political leaders (dailies)
• PDK wants talks with opposition bloc (Koha Ditore)
• Haliti: We are ready for compromises (Epoka e Re)
• Ymeri: PDK is in minority and will not be part of the government (Bota Sot)
• Sejdiu: President Jahjaga to reflect (Lajm)
• President Jahjaga travels to the US (Zeri)
• North allowed to have a new energy supplier (Koha Ditore)
• Sejdiu: President Jahjaga to reflect (Lajm)
• KIC: Imams are innocent (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 18 September

By   5 days ago

• Opposition bloc doesn’t give up (Kosova Sot)
• PDK’s scenario to cut short the session (Tribuna)
• Jablanovic: We will not vote for the PDK candidate (Gazeta Blic)
• Jahjaga: Visa liberalization for Kosovo citizens (Epoka e Re)
• Kosovo Government imposes sanctions on Russia (dailies)
• Jacobson praises Kosovo for proactive approach against extremism (Bota Sot)
• Reporter receives death threats after denouncing religious extremism (Koha)
• The softening of Vetevendosje continues (Lajm)
• Germany supports Kosovo in path toward EU (Lajm)
• COMKFOR visits Karaceva (Zeri)
• €800 million for reconstructing Kosova A power plant (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 17 September

By   6 days ago

• Fifteen persons arrested in Kosovo on terrorism charges (Koha)
• Jahjaga ready to intervene to resolve political deadlock (Tribuna)
• CEC functions with members with lost mandate (Koha Ditore)
• Mustafa not a candidate on Thursday? (Lajm)
• Internationals signal possibility for new elections (Tribuna)
• Krasniqi: Real crisis if new elections are scheduled (Koha Ditore)
• MPs in distress (Epoka e Re)
• Serbian List to decide today (Kosova Sot)
• Four more joint Kosovo-Albania consulates (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 16 September

By   7 days ago

• VLAN: The PDK government will end this week (dailies)
• Formula for resolving the crisis (Tribuna)
• Zbogar: End the political deadlock (dailies)
• US Embassy denies Vetevendosje’s Molliqaj (Lajm)
• Constitutional Court without a quorum for at least one month (Koha)
• The replacement of American judge will take some time (Bota Sot)
• Hasani to represent Kosovo at the Venice Commission (Tribuna)
• Karaceva in the hands of the Serbian Gendarmerie (Zeri)
• Police arrest two legal officers at Privatization Agency of Kosovo (Express)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 September

By   1 week ago

• Coalition bloc and Vetevendosje aim to dismiss the president (Tribuna)
• LAN to get key posts, Vetevendosje only ministries (Koha)
• Sabri Hamiti creates new parliamentary group (Kosova Sot)
• Beqiri: LDK does not split (Epoka e Re)
• LDK: We are not splitting up (Tribuna)
• Serbian List: Vetevendosje should not lead talks with Belgrade (Zeri)
• One part of the Serbian List is with PDK (Lajm)
• Limaj: We are going to establish institutions (Kosova Sot)
• Grabovci: PDK does not want new elections (Lajm)
• EU does not interfere in internal issues of Kosovo (Kosova Sot)
• No official confirmation on death of eight Albanian jihadists in Iraq (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 September

By   1 week ago

• Assembly session postponed because of PDK (Koha Ditore)
• Coalition bloc’s patience running out (Zeri)
• Internationals don’t trust Vetevendosje with dialogue (Tribuna)
• Vetevendosje to organize referendum after Assembly is constituted (Zeri)
• Thaci claims Kosovo is part of alliance against ISIS (Koha Ditore)

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Recognition by Vatican (Tribuna)

By   8 hours ago

The outgoing Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Petrit Selimi, writes that the visit of Pope to Albania, was the story which dominated media during the weekend. Also, over 300 thousand Albanians who waited on him, published thousands of pictures in social networks, while government and opposition politicians spoke about the importance of this visit. However, […]

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The international community does not see a solution that would save face of all Kosovo politicians (Koha Ditore)

By   8 hours ago

Augustin Palokaj, Brussels based correspondent of this daily, writes that if the joint efforts of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), President Atifete Jahjaga and the Constitutional Court manage to impede building of the institutions of Kosovo by the after election coalition, they will create a precedent in Europe. Many officials in Europe consider that […]

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About our crises (Koha Ditore)

By   3 days ago

Lumir Abdixhiku in his weekly column writes Kosovo has been under a crisis for quite some time now and it has involved different areas – political, economic, moral and intellectual – but the recent developments have put a new ‘layer’ of crises.  And in this new constellation, anything is possible, writes Abdixhiku. The week-in-going, he […]

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Déjà vu (Kosova Sot)

By   3 days ago

In its front-page editorial, the paper writes that the battle for power is coming at a high cost for Kosovo. While certain politicians claim that there is no crisis and the current situation is normal for a democratic country, the consequences of not forming new institutions will be serious for all sectors.  The decision of […]

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Unavoidable elections (Tribuna)

By   4 days ago

In an opinion piece for the paper, journalist Arben Ahmeti, observes that the logical solution for the current political deadlock in Kosovo is to hold elections as any other scenario creates institutions with no credibility. On one hand, the opposition coalition has no possibility to elect its own Assembly speaker. If it were however to […]

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Islamic extremists with Serbian “licna karta”* (Koha Ditore)

By   4 days ago

Following yesterday’s arrest of 15 persons on terrorism charges, of which 12 are Kosovo imams and one political party leader, Enver Robelli writes how one of the arrested imams, Shefqet Krasniqi, had a valid identification card issued by Serbian authorities in 2004. It is probably with this ID that Krasniqi was allowed to travel to […]

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Vote for Arsim Bajrami (Koha Ditore)

By   5 days ago

Publicist Halil Matoshi in his weekly column for the paper writes that the Constitutional Court has left no legal mechanism available for the parliamentary majority to be able to nominate and elect its candidate to the post of Assembly speaker. Being that, as Matoshi says, the president of Kosovo and the Constitutional Court openly support […]

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My advice to the opposition (Koha Ditore)

By   6 days ago

Andrea Capussela who worked for the former International Civilian Office in Kosovo observes in an opinion piece for the paper that although he has not too much respect for the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Alliance for Future of Kosovo (AAK) or Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA), he does believe that Kosovo could use a change […]

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Brovina appeals for a political agreement between political parties (Radio Dukagjini)

By   8 hours ago

Chairperson of constitutive session of Kosovo Assembly, Flora Brovina, appealed to other political subjects to make an agreement before the continuation of the session, while, according to her, without a political agreement the session should not continue, because the outcome will be the same as in the last session, but deputy head of LDK, Haki […]

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KP: No one refused to take part in the arrest of imams (Lajmi)

By   8 hours ago

Reports that eleven officers of the Kosovo Police special unit refused to carry out the order to arrest several imams last week were dismissed by the Kosovo Police. KP spokesperson, Brahim Sadriu, said there is no truth to the reports.

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Krasniqi: We decide who represents Kosovo in the dialogue, not Serbia (Lajmi)

By   8 hours ago

Former Kosovo Assembly speaker and co-founder of Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA), Jakup Krasniqi, reacted to the statement of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo chief, Marko Djuric, who said that Albin Kurti cannot lead the Pristina delegation in dialogue with Belgrade. Krasniqi said that Djuric can decide about the representation of Serbia in the dialogue […]

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Clinton Global Initiative awards Jahjaga for “Leadership in Public Service” (Telegrafi)

By   9 hours ago

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, was awarded with the prize for leadership in public service by the by the Clinton Global Initiative. On the occasion, Jahjaga said that building peace was not easy. “Fifteen years ago, Kosovo was a land covered in rubble. Lives were broken into thousands of pieces. Families were divided. Many forever. […]

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Hoxhaj: Two countries will soon recognize Kosovo (Telegrafi)

By   3 days ago

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj, said that independence of Kosovo will soon be recognized by two more countries. Hoxhaj told Epoka e Re that Kosovo has gained a number of recognitions this year that proved the process is unstoppable. “I expect certain countries to decide to recognize Kosovo by the end of the year”, […]

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What compromise is PDK speaking of? (Gazeta Blic)

By   3 days ago

All of a sudden, the language of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) has softened. The party’s professor and ‘spin doctor’, Hajredin Kuci, spoke of a compromise at yesterday’s press conference. At the same time, another PDK official, Xhavit Haliti, has also mentioned the word ‘compromise’ in his recent media appearance. What does this compromise […]

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Opposition bloc: Now we have the right (Gazeta Express)

By   4 days ago

The coalition of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and the Initiative of Kosovo (NISMA) and the Vetevendosje Movement issued a joint statement after today’s session of the Kosovo Assembly. “The coalition of the LDK-AAK-NISMA and Vetevendosje Movement, after today’s constitutive session, takes note of the PDK’s […]

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Serbian List: We will not vote for LAN either (RTK)

By   4 days ago

Serb members of the Kosovo Assembly abstained from voting for the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) candidate for Assembly President Arsim Bajrami. Serbian List leader Aleksandar Jablanovic said the Serb vote today would not have determined anything. “The List will continue to be constructive in the upcoming sessions. We want the crisis to be resolved […]

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Kosovo, a hotbed of Jihad? (RTS)

By   8 hours ago

Kosovo authorities have detained around 60 persons under suspicion for participation in the war for the so called Islamic state or under suspicion for indoctrination and recruiting of fighters for battles in Syria and Iraq. Arrests took place out of fear that actions similar to those in Syria and Iraq could take place in Kosovo […]

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Prison for Thaci, Haradinaj, Limaj, Krasnici (Vesti online)

By   8 hours ago

Indictments for the Albanian leaders, which are already certain, and attempts to erase their criminal past are blocking the Kosovo institutions. Hashim Thaci is trying to stay in office, in order to prevent an indictment for trafficking in human organs, which, according to the Court sources, a special prosecutor Clint Williamson has already prepared. The […]

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Lesak seeks merging with Serbia (Vesti)

By   8 hours ago

Citizens of Lesak, village in Leposavić/Leposaviq municipality with around 6.000 inhabitants, have launched the initiative to merge with the Serbia proper, where they used to belong until 1959. More than 10.000 Serbs were back than ‘pushed’ by the will of one man with the (Communist) party decree to the Autonomous Province of Kosovo, which will […]

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Serbs decide who will be PM (Vesti online)

By   8 hours ago

America and key European countries do not want that radical movement, led by Albin Kurti, is a member of the new ruling coalition in Kosovo, said diplomatic sources. They explain that the “West is angry,” with the candidate of the united opposition for the PM, Haradinaj, because he made an agreement with the Self-determination and […]

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Serbs to get power through a small door (Vecernje Novsoti)

By   9 hours ago

If Albanian opposition parties LDK, AAK, NISMA and Self-Determination form the government in Pristina, it is likely that the Serbian List wont’ be the part of it, however it doesn’t mean that Serbian community will remain without its representatives in the authorities. Thus, no matter whether the Serbian List will be the part of the […]

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Jihadists in Kosovo (Vesti)

By   9 hours ago

Dalibor Jevtic, Minister for Communities and Returns in the Kosovo government thinks that the emergence of radical Islamism is danger to all who do not support such an idea, especially for the people of other faiths. On the question of whether the Orthodox Serbs could be potential victims of attack by radical Islamists, he says […]

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Janjic: Brussels dialogue is not interrupted (KiM radio)

By   9 hours ago

The Serbian list decided not to enter the Kosovo government if Self-determination movement is part of it. President of the Forum for Ethnic Relations, Dusan Janjic said that it is imposed decision. “Let us remember that the Serbian list already made a big mistake a month ago. Then, the Serbian list voted for the selection of […]

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About 350 American soldiers in Kosovo (TV Most)

By   9 hours ago

Some 350 American soldiers will begin next month cooperation with Kosovo police and the EU in areas where Serbs make majority, report Pristina media. According to the media, American soldiers will not be the ones to first respond in the event of any crisis. – We simply support them (Kosovo and the EU) and we […]

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Alaska paratroopers are headed to Kosovo for peacekeeping mission (Alaska Dispatch))

By   8 hours ago

Sean Doogan September 19, 2014 About 350 Anchorage-based paratroopers will be deploying to Kosovo at the end of the month. Elements of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division will first spend a month in Germany for training before heading to two NATO camps in Kosovo, a country torn apart by war […]

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Lawmaker: Kosovo’s Decision to Introduce Sanctions Against Russia “Raises Smile” (Ria Novosti)

By   4 days ago

MOSCOW, September 18 (RIA Novosti) – The self-proclaimed Kosovo Republic’s decision to introduce sanctions against Russia is not to be taken seriously, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of Russia Mikhail Margelov told journalists on Thursday. “This raises nothing more than an ironic smile,” Margelov said. The chairman said that […]

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Kosovo Joins EU and U.S. Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine (The Moscow Times)

By   4 days ago

  Kosovo’s foreign minister has announced sanctions against Russia in solidarity with EU and U.S. measures against Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine, news agency TASS reported, citing the Serbian B92 television channel. In the late 1990s, Russia and the West almost came to blows over Kosovo when NATO sought to end ethnic violence in the region by bombing Serbia, a historical Russian ally. Despite fierce Russian […]

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OSCE Demands Halt to Threats Against Journalists in Kosovo, Russia (VOA)

By   4 days ago

September 18, 2014 by VOA News The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has condemned death threats and attacks against journalists in Kosovo and Russia. The OSCE statement follows a series of death threats against journalist Artan Haraqija, who has been reporting on radical Muslim groups in Kosovo.  The latest threat came after Haraqija […]

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Kosovo Introduces Sanctions Against Russia: Government of Kosovo (Ria Novosti)

By   4 days ago

BELGRADE, September 18 (RIA Novosti) – The self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo joins the United States and the European Union and imposes sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s alleged role in the Ukrainian internal conflict, as it is stated on the Kosovo Government’s official website. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers […]

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Kosovo joins sanctions against Russia over Ukraine (Ittar-Tass)

By   4 days ago

September 18, 1:03 UTC+4 We intend to support international order, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj said BELGRADE, September 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Self-proclaimed Kosovo on Wednesday joined sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, Serbian B92 television quoted Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj as saying in Pristina on Wednesday. The foreign minister said “this […]

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EU Enlargement Pause Leaves Balkans in Limbo (Balkan Insight)

By   4 days ago

18 Sep 14 The announced pause in the European Union enlargement process has obvious consequences for the Balkan region, where several countries are anxiously knocking at the door. Gjeraqina Tuhina Brussels No new members will be allowed to join the 28-member European Union for at least the next five years. This has been confirmed by […]

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Is Serbia Continuing Its Kosovo Cover-Up? (Balkan Insight)

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18 Sep 14 After 45 ethnic Albanians killed in Kosovo were exhumed from a mass grave in Serbia, why has Belgrade not prosecuted officials who ordered the criminal operation to hide the bodies? Sian Jones Amnesty International The bodies of almost 900 Kosovo Albanians who were ‘disappeared’ by Serb forces have been exhumed in Serbia […]

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