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Headlines 20 January

By   16 hours ago

EU on a mission to save Kosovo-Serbia dialogue (Koha Ditore)
Merkel requests meeting between Kosovo and Serbia (Gazeta Metro)
Dikovic: KFOR guarantees security in Kosovo (Koha)
Vucic rejects parallels between Kosovo and Crimea (Klan Kosova)
Apostolova: Corruption remains a serious concern (Epoka e Re)
Opening of the Iber River bridge planned for tomorrow, postopned (Lajmi)
Kurti tells why teargas is not being used at the Assembly (Gazeta Metro)
Seven convicted for terrorist activity (Zëri)

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Headlines 19 January

By   2 days ago

Headlines – 19.01.2017 Thaçi: I stopped the train, I feared repetition of “Panda” case (Epoka e Re) Kosovo FM writes to 49 countries about Serbia’s provocations (Zeri) Thaci thanks Biden for efforts in de-escalating Kosovo-Serbia tensions (Telegrafi) KLA veterans ready to fight again with Serbia (Lajmi) Vucic: Majority of agreements reached with Pristina are only […]

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Headlines 18 January

By   3 days ago

Headlines – 18.01.2017 Thaci: Kosovo to respond to Serbia’s invitation for war peacefully (Zeri) Fungo: Only KFOR is authorized army in Kosovo (Koha Ditore) The U.S. Embassy supports Kosovo on stopping the train (Epoka e Re) Ymeri: Serbia has not changed its approach towards Kosovo (VOA) Viets: Kosovo should control its own borders (Koha Ditore) […]

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Headlines 17 January

By   4 days ago

• Thaci: Serbia planning to annex the north of Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• Mustafa: Dialogue will not stop (VOA)
• Mogherini with a message for Kosovo and Serbia (Gazeta Metro)
• NATO: Kosovo police can go to north without KFOR permission (Kosova Sot)
• Hoxhaj: Kosovo will respond to Serbia’s aggresion (RTK)
• “Serbia’s provocations should alarm international community” (Epoka)
• AAK: Train was part of plan to reoccupy Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• Vetevendosje presents forensic results from Assembly attack case (Koha)
• Government invites opposition experts for border demarcation (Indeksonline)

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Headlines 16 January

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Headlines – 16.01.2017 Serbia threatens with military intervention, Kosovo vows not to allow provocations (Koha) Thaçi: Serbia’s threats endanger Balkans (Zëri) Protest in the north regarding Belgrade-Mitrovica train (Koha) KFOR ready for intervention (Zëri) Brussels calls for dialogue (Koha Ditore) US respects the right of Kosovo to intervene in the north (Koha Ditore) Bahtiri hails […]

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UNMIK Headlines 14 January

By   6 days ago

• Belgrade train leaves for Mitrovica, Kosovo considers it provocation (RTK)
• Pajaziti: Serbia is abusing with our readiness for dialogue (RTK)
• Dacic: Mustafa’s statement, proof of the policy for Greater Albania (RTK)
• Serbia had issued arrest warrant for the French President as well (media)

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Headlines 13 January

By   1 week ago

Haradinaj released on bail pending extradition request review (dailies)
Haradinaj: I was told Serbia’s arrest warrant was reactivated (Koha Ditore)
Successes and failures of Kosovo according to Edita Tahiri (Kallxo.com)
Kajtazi: Thaci and Veseli are in the focus of the Special Court (Gazetametro)
PM Mustafa refers to Presevo Valley as Eastern Kosovo (Zeri)
Railway authority: Serb companies operating illegally in north (Kosova Sot)

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Headlines 12 January

By   1 week ago

Critical stage in Kosovo-Serbia relations (Koha Ditore)
Haradinaj to face court in France today (Zeri)
Government with no comment on Serbia’s railway line in the north (Koha)
Thaci meets US Senator McCain, talks of Kosovo armed forces (Koha)
Rašić: Like Thaçi, Vučić should visit graves of Albanian victims (Gazeta Express)

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    Albanians are Reliable Allies (The Huffington Post)

    By   1 month ago

    David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He served as a Senior Adviser for Regional Stability to the State Department’s Bureau for European Affairs (1999-2001) Greater security cooperation with Albania and Kosovo would augment Europe’s existing security architecture, and advance […]

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    Trump will not force the Russians to recognize Kosovo (Danas)

    By   2 months ago

    Experts estimate for daily Danas that the election of the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, unlikely leads to a radical change in foreign policy of Russia, including changing attitudes of Kremlin towards Serbia. Commenting on the recent statements of some Ukrainian officials that it is possible that Russia will recognize the independence […]

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    Demarcation, an invented and unjust condition for Kosovo (Koha Ditore)

    By   2 months ago

    The paper’s Brussels-based correspondent, Augustin Palokaj, in an opinion piece today writes that the European Commission “looks ridiculous” when trying to justify why they have put the ratification of border demarcation agreement with Montenegro as a condition to Kosovo obtaining visa liberalisation. “In the European Commission’s documents, we can find many evidence that Kosovo is […]

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    What to expect in the Balkans (media)

    By   2 months ago

    Gazeta Metro and RTK carry an opinion piece written by the U.S. expert on Balkans, Daniel Serwer. He has written about the situation in Balkans after Donald Trump’s election for the U.S. President. Below find the complete opinion piece: Not much, in the first instance. It has now been a long time since a president of […]

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    The streets, elections, consensus (Koha Ditore)

    By   2 months ago

    Publicist Veton Surroi argues in an opinion piece that in the coming days, “we will be hearing increasing calls for the fall of the current government and the end of this governance. The opposition, including civil society, shoulder a burden that is bigger than focusing only on the end of this government. They need to […]

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    I am proud of the role that Britain has played in the Balkans (Koha)

    By   2 months ago

    Koha Ditore carries an opinion piece written for the paper by the Foreign Secretary of the Great Britain, Boris Johnson. Below find the complete opinion piece In Pristina, I will discuss with Kosovo’s leaders their thoughts on the country’s future, including normalising relations with Serbia – surely the most important task of all  My first […]

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    “Soft” power of isolation (New Europe)

    By   3 months ago

    By Hashim Thaci, President of Kosovo Kosovo has been in a visa liberalisation dialogue with the EU for nearly five years now, and has been working towards this goal for much longer than that. Its neighbours in the region have all but forgotten what they went through over six years ago, by now so used […]

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    It is the right time to strike a blow at Kosovo’s élite (Koha Ditore)

    By   3 months ago

    The paper carries an opinion piece from Andrea Lorenzo Capussela, who was head of the economics unit of the International Civilian Office in Kosovo and member of the Board of Directors at Kosovo’s Privatization Agency from 2008 until 2011. He has recently published the book “State-building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the […]

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      LDK tells how to avoid Serbian provocations (Indeksonline)

      By   13 hours ago

       Deputy Leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Haki Rugova, said that continuous provocations from the Serbian state could be avoided only by political wisdom and cooperation between the government and opposition.  He said that support of the international friends is also required. He praised PM Mustafa for managing the situation with the train […]

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      New date for Mitrovica bridge inauguration being considered (Kosovapress)

      By   13 hours ago

      The inauguration of the main Mitrovica bridge set to take place today has been postponed and a new date will be announced after an agreement between Pristina and Belgrade, said Maja Kocijancic, European Union’s foreign affairs spokesperson. “We are continuing discussions with the two sides to find an acceptable solution on all issues relating to […]

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      Protest in France tomorrow for Haradinaj’s release (Koha)

      By   13 hours ago

      Albanian community association “Movement” is organising a protest tomorrow in Colmar, France against the detention of AAK leader Ramush Haradinaj on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia. In a statement to the media, the association said Haradinaj’s detention is political and calls for his immediate and unconditional release.

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      Hoxhaj in France over Haradinaj’s detention (Koha)

      By   14 hours ago

      The French Embassy in Kosovo announced in a statement that the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, is scheduled to meet today Kosovo’s Foreign Minister, Enver Hoxhaj. The meeting is expected to focus on the detention of the AAK leader Ramush Haradinaj by French authorities on an arrest warrant issued by Serbia. Kosovo authorities are making […]

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      Tahiri refutes Dačić: Armed forces can move in the north (RTK)

      By   14 hours ago

      Edita Tahiri, Kosovo’s Minister for Dialogue, rejected the claims of Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Ivica  Dačić  with regards to an agreement which halts Kosovo forces operate in the north of Kosovo. “The armed forces and security forces can move in the north without anyone’s permission,” said Tahiri, who had participated at signing of the agreement for […]

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      Kosovapress claims Vucic has dismissed Djuric over train’s design

      By   1 day ago

      Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, has decided to dismiss Marko Djuric as head of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo, reports the news website quoting a source from the Serbian List. “The decision will be made public in the coming days,” said the source adding that the reason behind Vucic’s dismissal of Djuric has […]

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      Azem Syla, Ramush Haradinaj and Shukri Buja in the INTERPOL list (RTK)

      By   1 day ago

      The list of the 157 Kosovars wanted by INTERPOL for different criminal offences with the request of Serbia, is reduced on 22 individuals. According to RTK, names of the senior institutional officials and former KLA commanders of different zones, used to figure in the previous lists, however not in the most recent one. After Haradinaj’s […]

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      Vajgl: Warmongering statements of the Balkans leaders should be condemned (Gazeta Express)

      By   1 day ago

      Ivo Vajgl, MP at the European Parliament, said that leaders in Balkans should carry responsibility that belongs to them for the stability of the region and that they should focus on the Euro-integration process. “Statements of some of the leaders are concerning and they cannot be justified with the approach of election campaigns. Each nationalistic […]

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        No confirmation from Vučić on alleged dismissal of Đurić; only ”bravo” for the media in Kosovo (B92, Blic)

        By   12 hours ago

        The Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić ironically congratulated the media from Kosovo who reported that he allegedly signed the dismissal of Marko Đurić. Asked by reporters B92 in Davos on whether it is true that the head of the Office for KiM will be replaced, the prime minister did not give a negative or […]

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        RTK to take the responsibility for the text in which indicates Serbs as Russian spies (KIM radio)

        By   14 hours ago

        The Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) and Association of Journalists of Kosovo and Metohija (DNKiM) strongly condemns the writing of the Kosovo public service. RTK on Albanian language published an unsigned article in which insinuates that “a well-known Serbian journalist from Kosovo, Gracanica” with B.N. initials is a Russian spy. The text, which referred […]

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        “Fatherland” movement founded in Mitrovica north (KIM radio)

        By   14 hours ago

        In Mitrovica North yesterday was registered autonomous regional political movement “Fatherland”. This movement consist of former members of the Provincial Committee of the Democratic Party of Serbia with 12 municipal committees and members of political parties, the Democratic Party, Serbian Progressive Party and the Socialist Party of Serbia. According to the announcement of this movement, “Fatherland” […]

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        “Belgrade-Pristina talks next week; ‘no’ to Dodik sanctions” (B92)

        By   14 hours ago

        Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the phone, and met with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Davos. B92′s Filip Cukanovic said these conversations regarded the situation in Kosovo and relations in the region, as well as “ways to solve the problems that have piled up.” Vucic today […]

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        Albanian children attack bus carrying Serbs with stones (B92)

        By   15 hours ago

        A bus that was carrying Serbs from Orahovac to Velika Hoca in Kosovo was attacked with stones on Wednesday afternoon. Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti said the incident happened as about 50 residents of these two Serb enclaves in Metohija were returning from Kosovska Mitrovica. The newspaper reported this on its website, quoting Orahovac municipal employee […]

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        Most Albanians in northern Kosovo feel safe (TV Most, RTV Puls)

        By   1 day ago

        The representative of the multi-ethnic organization for the development and training MODT in North Mitrovica, Emir Prekazi says that Albanians in northern Kosovo feel safe. “More than 90 per cent of Albanian citizens who live in the municipalities of Zubin Potok, Leposavić, Zvečan and Northern Mitovica estimate that they live in a safe and secure […]

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        Is there a joint solution for the wall in North Mitrovica? (RTK2)

        By   1 day ago

        EEAS Spokesperson Maja Kocijančić told RTK2 that the announced opening of the bridge for the traffic, which was scheduled for January 20, will not take place. ”The EU is continuing the talks with both sides in order to find a mutually acceptable solution for all issues related to the works on the bridge in Mitrovica […]

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        Vučić: We will solve problems in a peaceful way (Politika)

        By   1 day ago

        I do not accept replacement of thesis, in which the entire world talks about the train, and no Albanian has seen it, while Serbs in the north have seen 17 armoured vehicles, said the prime minister of Serbia. Delegations from Belgrade and Pristina by the end of January likely will not talk in Brussels, because […]

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          Kosovo asks EU and US for help after ‘acts of aggression’ from Serbia (The Guardian)

          By   15 hours ago

          Kosovo’s foreign minister has written to his counterparts in the European Union, the US and other countries denouncing what he said were “numerous acts of provocation and aggression” from Serbia. Enver Hoxhaj called on the EU, which facilitates Pristina-Belgrade talks aimed at normalising ties, to urge Serbia to remain committed to good relations an official […]

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          Russia Re-Enacts the Great Game in the Balkans (BloombergView)

          By   15 hours ago

          The direct Russian interventions in Ukraine and Serbia, as well as the scandals of the U.S. presidential campaign, have overshadowed another ongoing Russian power play — one in the Balkans. It’s quieter and far less violent than other assertive moves by the Kremlin, but that doesn’t make it any less important in the 21st century […]

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          Kosovo’s Serbs Feel Frightened, Insecure and Misused (Balkan Insight)

          By   15 hours ago

          Serbs in Kosovo say that the recent ‘propaganda train’ dispute between Belgrade and Pristina left them worried about their security and fearful that they are being used as political pawns. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-s-serbs-feel-frightened-insecure-and-misused-01-19-2017

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          Kosovar Court Jails Seven For Alleged Recruiting, Fighting For Islamic State (RFE)

          By   15 hours ago

          A court in Kosovo said it sentenced seven ethnic Albanians to jail for fighting for the Islamic State and recruiting on behalf of the militant group. http://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-jails-seven-alleged-recruiting-fighting-islamic-state-/28244749.html

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          Kosovo fears for US ties under Trump (DW)

          By   15 hours ago

          Kosovo is the country with the highest approval of US leadership in the world. But with the upcoming Trump presidency, Kosovars fear they will lose US support for their fragile state. http://www.dw.com/en/kosovo-fears-for-us-ties-under-trump/a-37186938

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          Serbian PM Vucic: EU still the best place to belong to (DW)

          By   1 day ago

          Serbia will strive firmly to be part of the EU, says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. He underlined that his country has done more in the refugee crisis than several EU members. Aleksandar Vucic spoke to DW on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. DW: There are many refugees in Serbia at the […]

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          Russia May Recognize Kosovo, UK Expert Says (Balkan Insight)

          By   1 day ago

          Leading expert on Russia in UK says Moscow might recognise Kosovo as part of a grand re-set of America-Russia relations. One of Britain’s most respected experts and commentators on Russia has floated the prospect of Russia recognising Kosovo’s independence as part of a wider agreement between Washington and Moscow, once Donald Trump takes the reins […]

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          Serbia’s Agenda With ‘Train to Nowhere’ Remains Mysterious (Balkan Insight)

          By   2 days ago

          Belgrade clearly banked on eliciting a stormy reaction from Kosovo by dispatching a train to Mitrovica; whether this drama was a designed to put Kosovo in the wrong – or was a simple miscalculation – is less clear. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbia-s-agenda-with-train-to-nowhere-remains-mysterious-01-18-2017

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