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UNMIK Headlines 31 March

By   11 hours ago

• Serbian List adds conditions to return to Kosovo institutions (Koha Ditore)
• Opposition against acceptance of Serbian List conditions (Epoka e Re)
• Veseli: There is no reason to worry about special court (Zeri)
• Selimi: Recognition from Romania is not far off (Epoka e Re)
• Serbia recognizes Kosovo as a “neighbour” (Koha Ditore)
• Former Serb agent to evaluate discussions (Zeri)
• IMF: Insufficient growth in Kosovo (Kosova Sot)
• Musliu: Serbia is quietly cleansing Presevo Valley (Epoka e Re)
• Meeting on religious extremism (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 30 March

By   1 day ago

• Serbian List, eight-month deadline to government for Association (Koha)
• North reacts on dissolving of Civil Protection (Zeri)
• Vulin: Kosovo is not independent (Zeri)
• Limaj: I won’t remain silent (Zeri)
• Collaku: Number of citizens who left Kosovo is not 200,000 (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 28 March

By   3 days ago

• Kosovo Assembly debates establishment of special court (dailies)
• Kosovo Government to accommodate members of Civil Protection (Koha)
• Serbian List yet to decide whether to join Kosovo institutions (Zeri)
• EU has not changed position on Kosovo status (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 27 March

By   4 days ago

• Mogherini: Dialogue between two sovereign states (dailies)
• Agreement reached to dissolve “Civil Protection” (dailies)
• Jahjaga: Kosovo to meet visa liberalization criteria by June (dailies)
• Prime Minister Mustafa to report to Assembly on special court today (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 March

By   5 days ago

• Mogherini: Clarifying accusations against EULEX is in our interest (Koha)
• Mustafa: Special court will address Dick Marty’s accusations (Bota Sot)
• Jahjaga promulgates law against “jihad” (dailies)
• Dacic: Association of Serb municipalities, more than an NGO (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo Ombudsperson to be selected today (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 March

By   6 days ago

• Mustafa: Gratitude for NATO and the United States of America (Bota Sot)
• Serbs in Belgrade burn NATO, US, EU and Kosovo flags (Zeri/Bota Sot)
• Serbia conditions Kosovo to appear without symbols (Tribuna)
• Thaci: EU to enable seasonal employment for people of Kosovo (Zeri)
• Serwer: Special court doesn’t do “political cleansing” (Zeri)
• Several people arrested in large-scale police operation in Mitrovica (Express)

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UNMIK Headlines 24 March

By   1 week ago

• Thaci: Extremism, a threat to the Balkans (Zeri)
• Mustafa to report to MPs on establishment of special court (Kosova Sot)
• Serbian List, undecided (Kosova Sot)
• Stojanovic expected to replace Jablanovic (Gazeta Tribuna)
• Veseli reacts to Rexhepi’s accusations (dailies)
• Rexhepi should reveal who was behind March riots violence (Bota Sot)
• Jablanovic furious over Rama’s statement for national unification (Express)
• Cliff: Kosovo and Serbia, important to each other (Zeri/Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 March

By   1 week ago

• Association of Serb municipalities to be included in Serbian Constitution? (Koha)
• PDK divided on special court (Zeri)
• No decision yet on headquarters of special court (Zeri)
• Thaci: Brussels was late with Kosovo (Bota Sot)
• Tahiri: Barricade at Iber to be removed in three months (dailies)
• Governments of Kosovo and Albania to meet today (dailies)
• Tadic: Dacic wanted to start a war with Kosovo (Kosova Sot)

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    What is Kosovo to EU and NATO (Koha Ditore)

    By   9 hours ago

    Brussels-based correspondent for the paper, Augustin Palokaj, writes that although Kosovo has declared independence more than seven years ago, its statehood is still not completely finalized as far as its international recognition is concerned. The main problems in this regard concern Kosovo’s relations with three major international organizations: the UN, EU, and NATO. Kosovo has […]

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    The special court (Kosova Sot)

    By   4 days ago

    The front-page editorial of Kosova Sot today writes that special court, which must be approved by the Assembly of Kosovo, should not address only alleged war crimes cases. The paper writes that after UNMIK and EULEX failed to reveal serious crimes and corruption cases, allowing political mafia to capture all state institutions and public companies, […]

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    The Palace of Injustice (Kosova Sot)

    By   5 days ago

    The front-page editorial writes that the European Union has spent millions of euros, together with the Kosovo government, to build a facility with proper working conditions for all employees of the judiciary. The paper writes that the inauguration of the Palace of Justice yesterday was a modest step forward, but the main challenge are still […]

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    Lack of accountability (Kosova Sot)

    By   6 days ago

    The front page editorial of this daily claims that a system of anti-values has been ruling in Kosovo for several years now. The laws and regulations do not implement while the government continues with lack of transparency in all of its segments. “Unfortunately, governing politicians have privatized this space as well, and they do not […]

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    Kosovo, factor of stability in Western Balkans (Koha Ditore)

    By   1 week ago

    Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hashim Thaci, writes in his opinion piece today about the priorities of the Ministry that he leads, starting from Kosovo’s integration in the European Union and NATO to signing of the Stabilization Association Agreement, liberalization of visas for Kosovo population, application for membership at the Council of […]

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    NATO irreplaceable in Kosovo (Koha)

    By   1 week ago

    On the sixteenth anniversary of NATO strikes in Kosovo, Brussels based correspondent of this daily, Augustin Palokaj, writes that each year at this date, people of Kosovo remember where they were when they heard the news of the air strikes, and remember the happiness that they felt for the end of Slobodan Milosevic’s aggression in […]

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    On the weighing scale (Koha Ditore)

    By   2 weeks ago

    Columnist Lumir Abdixhiku analyses the work of the Kosovo government over the 100-day period and notes that one of the major shortcomings this government has relates to the way it was formed, which was unnatural and artificial. Abdixhiku considers that in order to make up for the bad start, the new government should have offered […]

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    “Gay is OK” and our own cowardice (Koha Ditore)

    By   2 weeks ago

    KTV’s editor-in-chief Adriatik Kelmendi admits that ten years ago he also had prejudices for members of the LGBT community but today, he feels ashamed with how he perceived the community. He says that prejudice is probably the biggest human epidemics and the recent example in Kosovo, when none of political representatives invited to discuss the […]

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      Pajaziti and Rasic taking part in NATO seminar (Telegrafi)

      By   5 hours ago

      A Kosovo Assembly delegation consisting of MPs, Zenun Pajaziti and Nenad Rasic, is taking part in the “Rose-Roth” seminar in Belgrade organised by NATO’s General Assembly. Kosovo Assembly is invited to the NATO GA activities as an observer, a status granted in June 2014. A number of issues important for the Western Balkans will be […]

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      Kosovo needs France’s support on European integration (Koha)

      By   5 hours ago

      Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli, met on Monday with a group of MPs of the National Assembly of France. The delegation headed by Genevieve Gosselin-Fleury, member of the French National Assembly and Chairman of the Group of Friendship France-Kosovo, also included French Ambassador to Kosovo, Maryse Daviet. The meeting focused on the current relations between […]

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      305 Kosovo Police members under investigation (Lajmi)

      By   5 hours ago

      The Police Inspectorate of Kosovo (PIK) is investigating 305 members of the Kosovo Police (KP). This figure is derived only for 2014. The Police Inspectorate which is responsible for police assistance in improving performance, has dealt with a total of 1,304 cases for one year. Measures and recommendations given by PIK during 2014, have included: […]

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      Mustafa to confess on the 100 days, on 2 April (Kosova Press)

      By   1 day ago

      The Kosovo Assembly chairmanship has decided to continue with the unfinished session on 2 April and start with the new one at 14:00 hours of the same day. Deputies will debate on the 100 days of the new government of Kosovo. Asked about the possibility of failure on the voting for the special court, Assembly […]

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      Veterans enter the government front yard (Koha online)

      By   1 day ago

      War veteran protesters who are requesting clearing of the  war veterans’ Lists , have managed to cross the fence of the government premises, and are currently at the front yard of the government of Kosovo. There are clashes between the protesters and the police. The latter have created a cordon in front of the entrance of […]

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      Hyseni: Membership in international organizations, important for Kosovo (Telegrafi)

      By   1 day ago

      Kosovo’s Interior Minister, Skender Hyseni, on Monday met with the director of the Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI), Trpe Stojanovski. Hyseni noted that Kosovo’s membership in this initiative would contribute to further stabilization of the security situation in the region. Hyseni said that Kosovo’s membership in international organizations and regional initiatives is among the […]

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      President Jahjaga meets Romanian delegation (RTKLive)

      By   1 day ago

      Kosovo’s President, Atifete Jahjaga, on Monday met with Romanian State Senator, Gabriela Cretu, and advisers of the Romanian Prime Minister and Members of Romanian Parliament. Jahjaga briefed the Romanian delegation on the efforts of Kosovo institutions to strengthen democracy and the rule of law, to build a free market economy and to consolidate the presence […]

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      Jablanovic: Within two days we will decide if we will return to Kosovo institutions (Indeksonline)

      By   4 days ago

      The former Communities and Returns Minister, Aleksandar Jablanovic, said on Friday the Serbian List discussed with Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa in regards to their return to Kosovo institutions, and that they [Serbian List] will announce their decision within two days.  He also said that Mustafa was “too soft” with the opposition parties, which according […]

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        EU integrations progress “depends on Kosovo talks” (B92)

        By   6 hours ago

          BELGRADE — Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says Serbia’s progress towards the EU “will depend on the assessment of whether there is progress in the dialogue with Pristina.” Speaking after his meeting in Belgrade with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, he told reporters that “Serbia will fulfill all that was signed in the Brussels agreement […]

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        Jablanovic: Serbs should be able to visit Ðakovica on Easter (Kontakt Plus Radio)

        By   7 hours ago

        The leader of the Serbian List Aleksandar Jablanovic said that Kosovo government should create conditions that Serbs could visit Ðakovica/Gjakovë on the occasion of the Orthodox Easter. “This is proposal to our partners in the Kosovo government with the goal that we feel more peaceful atmosphere in comparison to the one that existed at the […]

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        Dacic: We are against the creation of army of Kosovo (Tanjug)

        By   7 hours ago

        Serbia is interested in peace and stability in Kosovo and Metohija, but is against the creation of the army of Kosovo and this topic should be discussed at the level of United Nations Security Council, said Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic. While answering participants’ questions at NATO Parliamentary Assembly Rose-Roth Seminar on the topic […]

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        NATO has excellent cooperation with Serbia (Dailies)

        By   7 hours ago

        NATO has excellent cooperation with Serbia, and respects its decision to not seek membership in the Alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. He made the remarks during his address to the European Parliament (EP) on Monday. “Serbia is a sovereign country and has the right to make decisions regarding its future on its […]

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        Jablanović: Salaries from Serbia for education and health are indisputable (Danas)

        By   7 hours ago

        Aleksandar Jablanovic, President of the Serbian List and former minister in the Kosovo Government reacted to the writings of Pristina daily Koha ditore, where was mentioned the list of demands which officials of the Serbian List presented to the Kosovo government, in order to return to it. “For us it is indisputable that Community/Association of […]

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        Normalization of relations cannot solve all problems (TV Most)

        By   9 hours ago

        “Implementation of the Brussels agreement related to the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina cannot solve all problems,” said British Ambassador in Belgrade, Denis Keefe, at the International Conference on the Role of Civil Society in normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Keefe expressed hope that the cooperation between Belgrade and Pristina will […]

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        Belgrade Media Report 30 March 2015

        By   1 day ago

        STORIES FROM LOCAL PRESS

        • Vucic: Seselj is not the topic (Tanjug/Beta/RTS/B92)
        • Ljajic: Problematic decision of the ICTY on Seselj’s return (Blic)
        • Dacic: ICTY decision threatens stability of Serbia and region (Radio Serbia)
        • Seselj: I am not returning, let them arrest me (Beta/Novosti)
        • Nikolic: Pristina blocks Brussels agreement implementation (Tanjug/RTS)
        Vucic: Return of Serbs to Kosovo institutions depends from fulfillment of conditions (Radio Serbia)
        • Pavicevic: We know what is Serbian (Novosti)
        • Dragan Vladisavljevic acting head of the Office for coordinating affairs in the negotiating process with Pristina (Beta)
        • Dikovic attends conference on UN operations (Tanjug)
        • Krousti: Cyprus will not recognize Kosovo (Tanjug)

        STORIES FROM REGIONAL PRESS

        • Novalic: Tomorrow FB&H government (Fena)
        • SDP: Council of Ministers without Others unacceptable (Oslobodjenje)
        • The House of Peoples of the PA: Follow-up session without the disputed points (Srna)
        • Valentin Inzko: The interests of citizens should finally get priority (Oslobodjenje)

        RELEVANT ARTICLES FROM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

        • Serbian nationalist rebuffs order to return to war crimes court (Reuters)
        • EU wants Serbia accession talks to begin in earnest this year (Reuters)
        • Macedonian political crisis hampers EU membership bid (EUbusiness)
        • Montenegro Protests Over Croatia’s Adriatic Oil Probes (BIRN)
        • Saga of a Croatian Polo Resort, Alleged Corruption and the European Parliament (The Wall Street Journal)
        • Man facing deportation in Bosnia war crimes case seeks new trial, argues flawed conviction (Associated Press)

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        We know what is Serbian (Vecernje Novosti)

        By   1 day ago

        Interview with Dejan Pavicevic, Belgrade’s Liaison Officer with Pristina No one from Civil Protection will remain jobless and without an assignment. I don’t expect those people who used to work for their state so far, to stop doing that. They were always here to make everyone feel safer and they will continue with the same […]

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          The Ghost of Greater Albania Won’t go Away (Balkan Insight)

          By   10 hours ago

          The joint session of the Albanian and Kosovo governments in Tirana has generated a predictable firestorm over the pan-Albanian remarks made by some of the participants. Once again the spectre of Greater Albania is stalking the Balkans, Serbia in particular. Belgrade “won’t sit quietly while Greater Albania is created,” the Serbian Justice Minister growls. The […]

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          Kosovo Serb ‘Civil Protection’ Force Faces Disbanding (BIRN)

          By   1 day ago

          Kosovo’s Dialogue Minister Edita Tahiri announced last week that an agreement had been reached for the Civilna Zastita, which has been operating as a de facto security force in Serb-majority northern Kosovo, to be dissolved and its members incorporated into the regular police. “The agreement reached between the three parties, Kosovo, Serbia and the EU […]

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          IMF: Kosovo deficit may exceed 2 pct, GDP to grow about 3 pct (Reuters)

          By   1 day ago

          The International Monetary Fund cautioned Kosovo on Monday that its budget deficit may exceed a target of two percent of output and that the economy would grow less than the government hopes. The landlocked Balkan state, which seceded from Serbia in 2008, does not currently have a loan arrangement with the IMF but Finance Minister […]

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          Just a phone call away, Serbia and Kosovo forego foreign mediators (Reuters)

          By   5 days ago

          The leaders of Serbia and its former southern province Kosovo have spoken by phone in the first direct talks without foreign mediators since a 1998-99 war, both countries said on Thursday. The telephone call late on Wednesday coincided with the first visit to Pristina and Belgrade by Federica Mogherini since taking over as the European […]

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          Kosovo’s entrepreneurs hope for brighter future (BBC)

          By   5 days ago

          It is only just past nine in the morning – the staff are still taking the chairs off the tables at the pub in the centre of Kosovo’s capital Pristina – and Alban Ibrahimi is keen to start drinking. But the shots the Kosovan entrepreneur has in mind are strictly non-alcoholic. With a subtle flourish, […]

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          Kosovo Hosts Serb Foreign Minister At Regional Meeting (RFE/RL)

          By   5 days ago

          Senior officials from six Balkan nations discussed regional infrastructure projects in Kosovo on March 25. Among those present at the meeting in Pristina was the foreign minister of Serbia, Ivica Dacic. It was the first time Kosovo’s government has hosted such a senior Serbian official since declaring independence in 2008. Dacic described his visit as […]

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          Serbia Takes Part in Balkan Summit in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

          By   6 days ago

          A regional ministerial conference opened in Kosovo on Wednesday, bringing together the Foreign and Infrastructure ministers of Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Along with regional decision makers, Johannes Hahn, the EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, will also participate in the conference as well as Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner […]

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          Recognize reality, and Kosovo (Slovak Spektator)

          By   1 week ago

          Global powers intervene in attempt to quell the bloodshed and implement an imperfect ceasefire stalemate. Eventually, events on the ground overtake the status quo and a new country unilaterally declares independence. A majority of United Nations members, but not all, recognise the independence of this new country – while others persist in denying the new […]

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