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UNMIK Headlines 1 August

By   15 hours ago

• PDK & post-election coalition to face off at Court on 21 August (Koha)
• PDK sees no need for additional arguments (Kosova Sot)
• “Peace Park” to be debated in September (Tribuna)
• Idea of Islamic radicalization is Serbian propaganda (Tribuna)
• Krasniqi: We do not need elections (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 31 July

By   2 days ago

• Williamson: If there were a special court, I’d file indictments today (Koha)
• Brasseur: Truth’s march continues in cases of organ trafficking (Koha)
• Veseli: Williamson’s report a step towards the truth (Epoka e Re)
• HLC: Williamson told the reality (Lajm)
• Veterans reject Williamson’s report (Epoka e Re)
• Bytyqi family sues Serbia at UN (dailies)
• Jahjaga: Kosovo won’t become source of religious extremism (Koha Ditore)

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UNMIK Headlines 30 July

By   3 days ago

• Williamson’s report a heavy burden for Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• Lunacek: KLA fought for independence and against Milosevic (dailies)
• 67 MPs present comments to Constitutional Court (Botapress)
• US: Less religious tolerance in Kosovo (Bota Sot)
• Rakic: Removal of barricades, not squares, discussed in Brussels (Tribuna)
• Borchardt: Border management one of Roadmap’s conditions (Bota Sot)
• Exhumations in Raska begin next week (Botapress)

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UNMIK Headlines 29 July

By   4 days ago

• Williamson to present his report today (dailies)
• Serbia’s EU integration shouldn’t depend on Kosovo political problems (Koha)
• Petrovic: We support the candidate who has the majority (Lajm)
• Construction works at Kroi i Vitakut stopped (Zeri)
• Kosovo Army a threat to Serbia (Zeri)
• Kosovo Special Prosecution engaged in war crimes investigations (Bota Sot)
• Kosovo Islamic Community committed to fight extremists (Lajm)

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UNMIK Headlines 26 July

By   6 days ago

• Non-state agreement with the EU (Tribuna)
• Coalition confronts PDK’s claims at the Constitutional Court (dailies)
• Gashi: Stop or we will intervene (Tribuna)
• Haradinaj: Constitutional Court with double standards (Epoka e Re)
• Krasniqi: There is no reason for new elections (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 July

By   1 week ago

• Haradinaj accuses PDK for delaying establishment of institutions (Koha)
• Haradinaj: News about indictment against me is sponsored by Thaçi (Zëri)
• Tahiri: Djuric is not telling the truth (Lajm)
• Williamson to publish his report on 29 July (Lajm)
• Rexhepi: EC report, positive, but we have to fulfill minor things (Epoka e Re)
• Mogherini: Kosovo to sign SAA during Italian presidency of EU (Koha)
• The north rejects Kosovo funds (Koha)
• Three candidates for LDK leader (Tribuna)

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UNMIK Headlines 24 July

By   1 week ago

• Constitutional Court: Assembly session declared closed by Brovina (Koha)
• Ramadani and Arifi react: We are not meeting with PDK (Botapress)
• Five Provisional Government ministers to be accused of war crimes (Bota Sot)
• Serbian List blocks privatisation in Serb-inhabited areas (Koha Ditore)
• Shala: Surroi’s book has fascist and racist content (Botapress)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 July

By   1 week ago

• Proposal for construction of three bridges in Mitrovica (Tribuna)
• Haradinaj for talks with Vetevendosje, Vetevendosje ready for opposition (Koha)
• Coalition warns President Jahjaga (Lajm)
• US urge Kosovo parties to wait for Constitutional Court decision (Tribuna)
• The candidate, according to Constitutional Court ruling (Lajm)
• Pack: I believe they understood my message (Epoka e Re)

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On Kosovars’ relations to the state (Koha Ditore)

By   12 hours ago

Columnist Lumir Abdixhiku writes about a poll carried out this June by the Kosovo-based research institute “Riinvest” which he took part in and presents some of its findings. The poll that included 1,000 respondents, according to Abdixhiku, provides a clear picture of the relation between the citizens and the state and that it is the […]

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Justice for the victims of rape (Kosova Sot)

By   14 hours ago

The front page editorial of this daily claims that the result of the collected signatures for the petition with the motto “We demand international justice for the raped women during the last war in Kosovo,” is another evidence that Serbian forces committed genocide in Kosovo. “This petition has become the voice of those women, who […]

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The truth will set us free (gazetaexpress)

By   1 day ago

According to Imer Mushkolaj, claims of the prosecutor Clint Williamson do not represent news for Kosovo population. Such claims were made earlier however this time, they come “wrapped” in a special report and they are expected to be proved at a court. “Immediately after the publication of the report, individuals, organizations and institutions found comfort […]

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SITF report speaks less of Kosovo and more of international community (Koha Ditore)

By   1 day ago

Former head of economic division for the International Civilian Office, Andrea Capussela, writes in an opinion piece for the paper that there was nothing new in the report presented by the EU Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) lead prosecutor Clint Williamson apart from one thing: the report authored by Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty […]

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Wait to see their “heroisms” (Koha Ditore)

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Halil Matoshi’s editorial today analysis some of the paragraphs from the yesterday’s statement of the prosecutor, Clint Williamson. Speaking about the paragraph which stresses that there is no sufficient evidence to prove Dick Marty’s claims on organ trafficking but that this does not mean that it didn’t happen, Matoshi claims that the essential positive side […]

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Waiting for justice (Kosova Sot)

By   3 days ago

The front-page editorial of this daily claims that Kosovo officials never avoided justice. Kosovo Parliament voted for establishment of the Special Court, Kosovo politicians have always acted with maturity towards international justice while former KLA leaders, currently active politicians, faced the Hague Tribunal or justice in Kosovo, some even twice. None of them avoided justice. […]

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State should support religious communities (Kosova Sot)

By   3 days ago

The front page editorial of this daily writes that Kosovars are witnesses of the language of hatred that is being spread in social networks and some media, where certain personalities are being anathematized on behalf of Islamism. The editorial also mentions that some youth are volunteering to participate in war in Syria, adding that these […]

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Kosovo walks towards visa liberalization slower than on foot (Koha Ditore)

By   3 days ago

Augustin Palokaj writes in his column for the paper that at this stage, nothing is more important to the people of Kosovo than the right to travel freely to EU countries and adds that the level of visa rejection for the citizens of Kosovo has become one of the highest in the world. Only 3 […]

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Opposition says no reason for new elections (Radio Dukagjini)

By   12 hours ago

Opposition block Democratic League of Kosovo LDK, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) and Vetevendosje movement don’t see a reason for new elections. LDK General Secretary, Ismet Beqiri, said that opposition coalition has the votes and the same as it has elected Assembly Speaker it will also establish the government.

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Special Court, hostage of the institutional stalemate (kohaonline)

By   14 hours ago

Due to the lack of the constitution of the Assembly and creation of the government, the process of the establishment of the Special Court which will deal with the alleged war crimes mentioned in the report of the US prosecutor, Clint Williamson, will be delayed. According to the law makers, the issue of the court […]

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Osmani: Williamson’s report, bitter and good news (Telegrafi)

By   1 day ago

Democratic League of Kosovo MP, Vjosa Osmani, said the report of the Special Investigative Task Force prosecutor Clint Williamson is both good and bitter news and called for justice for all victims. She said Williamson’s report is bitter for Kosovo’s international image and that “it is enough to only read international media in the last […]

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Bechtel: We have started with the work in the highway (Radio Kosova)

By   1 day ago

The information in some media that well known Turkish-American company “Bechtel & Enka” who signed 600 million contract for construction of the motorway Pristina – Hani I Elezit, has not started yet with the works, because the company is concerned if the contract is valid and to what content it is validity of the contract […]

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Djuric lunches in Pristina (Kosovapress)

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Director of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric, met today Serbia’s liaison officer in Kosovo, Dejan Pavicevic, with whom he discussed implementation of projects important for ‘the two communities’. “We spoke about how to unify existing economic potential and together with representatives of provisional institutions to work on projects that would be of […]

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German TV ARD: Thaci among the suspects! (Gazeta Blic)

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The most watched news show on the German TV channel, ARD, Tagesschau,  reported that the head of the Kosovo Government, Hashim Thaci, will be among those accused of war crimes by the Special Court. “Investigations that lasted for three years cover to a large extent the report of the Swiss senator, Dick Marty, Williamson said. […]

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Hooper: Williamson’s report linked to Kosovo’s future (Koha)

By   3 days ago

In an interview for Voice of America, the former US diplomat and Balkans expert, James Hooper, said that the report of the US prosecutor, Clint Williamson, is linked more to Kosovo’s future than its past. Hooper, currently managing director of the Washington-based Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) said that the report doesn’t damage […]

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Anti-Semitic rhetoric increased in Kosovo, says US Government report for religious freedoms (Radio Kosova)

By   3 days ago

In the yearly report of US Government for the rights and religious freedoms in the world during 2013 wit says that in Kosovo during last year it was noted a general increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric, In the report of US Department of State are mentioned imams Shefqet Krasniqi, Irfan Salihu and Enis Rama, while it […]

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A hot chair awaits Serbia in the OSCE (Vecernje Novosti)

By   10 hours ago

From 1 January, when Serbia starts presiding over the OSCE, a hot chair will await our representatives, unless the tensions about reheated cold war calm down. Assigning the role of first among equals in this society is considered a confirmation of the reputation and represents the signal that we are reliable, but the timing for […]

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Kosovo is trembling from the Williamson’s report (Politika)

By   12 hours ago

The statement of EULEX Chief Investigator, Clint Williamson, that he possess the indisputable evidence to press charges against several former senior KLA officials for war crimes – has caused a hush in the Kosovo Albanian public. Excluding public statement that the report “will end doubts about unproved accusations,” in Pristina press are prevailing restrained, but […]

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Vucic: Free textbooks in Albanian language (Tanjug)

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic promised on Thursday that Albanian students in Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja, southern part of central Serbia, will get free textbooks in their mother tongue by September 1, but at the same time he called on Albanians to fulfil their obligation toward the Republic of Serbia and start paying their electricity […]

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New local councilors’ caucus in Štrpce/Shtërpcë municipal assembly (KIM radio)

By   13 hours ago

Five councilors from the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) of Štrpce/Shtërpcë municipal assembly decided to create a separate councilors’ caucus – ‘Napred Štrpce’ (Go Strpce). At yesterday’s regular session of Štrpce/Shtërpcë municipal assembly five councilors, who so far represented the SLS, decided to present themselves in future under the name ‘Napred Štrpce”. The Deputy Mayor of […]

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Drenovac: A cow stolen from a returnee (KIM radio)

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A cow was stolen from Ranko Bogicevic last night in returnee village Drenovac in Klina/Kllinë municipality, carried Miinstry of Communities and Return. Ministry stated that it most sharply condemns the theft and stressed that attacks and intimidation of the returnee families negatively influence on return of Serbs to Kosovo and added that such and similar […]

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Đurić: We don’t have to hate each other (B92)

By   13 hours ago

Talks about the ‘Park of Peace” and flower pots at the bridge in Kosovska Mitrovica will continue in Brussels in September, stated Head of the Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić. Đurić said to B92 that contrary to Edita Tahiri’s claims with regard to ‘Park of Peace’, everything will remains as it […]

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EULEX: We don’t have secret lists (KIM radio)

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Chief EULEX Prosecutor Jaroslava Novotna stated that there are no secret lists for arrests, however there are investigations involving members of all nationalities. Novotna said that speculations on existence of secret lists for arrests or secret indictments are completely groundless and that EULEX mission categorically states that there are no such lists. “The law doesn’t […]

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Del Ponte “would go back to prosecute KLA” (Vecernje Novosti, B92)

By   14 hours ago

Former Chief Hague Prosecutor Carla del Ponte has said she would be willing to return to The Hague to prosecute the leaders of the KLA. Asked whether she felt the need to go back to the courtroom for this reason, Del Ponte responded affirmatively in a statement for the Belgrade-based daily Večernje Novosti. “Especially now […]

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Kosovo Wins Public Support for War Rape Report (Balkan Insight)

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31 Jul 14 A total of 115,759 people in Kosovo have signed a petition urging the United Nations to produce a report about rapes committed during the late 1990s conflict. Edona Peci BIRN Pristina Kosovo’s outgoing deputy prime minister Edita Tahiri said on Thursday that the petition will be filed to the UN in September, […]

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War Veterans Condemn EU’s Kosovo Crimes Report (Balkan insight)

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30 Jul 14 Kosovo’s War Veterans Association said that a new EU report stating that senior Kosovo Liberation Army officials will be prosecuted for crimes against humanity was “ridiculous”. Edona Peci BIRN Pristina The War Veterans Association on Wednesday condemned the EU Special Investigative Task Force report into alleged crimes committed after the 1999 conflict, […]

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Murdered US Albanians’ Family Appeals to UN (Balkan Insight)

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31 Jul 14 The relatives of the three Bytyqi brothers, killed by Serbian forces after they fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army, urged the UN to pressurise Belgrade to prosecute their murderers. Marija Ristic BIRN Belgrade Lawyers for the relatives of Ylli, Agron and Mehmet Bytyqi, who were killed in Serbia in 1999, have filed […]

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Council of Europe Hails Kosovo Organ-Trafficking Revelations (Balkan Insight)

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30 Jul 14 The European rights body welcomed an EU report accusing senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures of post-war crimes and saying there were compelling indications of organ-trafficking by fighters. Marija Ristic BIRN Belgrade The Council of Europe on Wednesday praised the EU Special Investigative Task Force report which said there was evidence to prosecute […]

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Senior Guerrilla Leaders Tied to Acts of Persecution After Civil War (NYT)

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By DAN BILEFSKY and SOMINI SENGUPTAJULY 29, 2014 PARIS — A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday that senior members of the Kosovo Liberation Army engaged in a campaign of persecution against ethnic Serbs after the 1998-99 Kosovo war, and said evidence suggested that the armed group had targeted a number of individuals after the […]

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‘Compelling evidence’ for Kosovo Liberation Army crimes (DW)

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The EU’s Special Investigative Task Force said it has evidence to file an indictment against former senior officials of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army. They are accused of violating international humanitarian law. In a statement made on Tuesday (29.07.2014), the European Union Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) announced its findings on the alleged crimes committed […]

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Inquiry finds “indications” of organ harvesting in Kosovo conflict (Reuters)

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Source: Reuters – Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:12 GMT By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, July 29 (Reuters) – An EU-led inquiry found “compelling indications” that Kosovo Albanian guerrillas extracted body organs from Serb captives during the 1998-99 war and sold them, but the practice was not widespread and there was not enough evidence for a trial, […]

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Senior Kosovo Guerrillas Face Crimes Against Humanity Cases (Balkan Insight)

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An EU report said top Kosovo Liberation Army officials will be prosecuted for crimes against humanity including murders and abductions but there was not enough evidence yet for organ-trafficking indictments. Edona Peci BIRN Pristina The report published on Tuesday by the EU’s Special Investigative Task Force said that unnamed “senior officials of the former Kosovo […]

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