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UNMIK Headlines 6 March

By   17 hours ago

• EULEX didn’t grant protection to whistleblower in Limaj case (Koha Ditore)
• Luncek: EULEX case related to Limaj to be investigated (Koha Ditore)
• NISMA: Brussels to investigate Limaj case (dailies)
• Vetevendosje urges PM Mustafa to report to Assembly (Epoka e Re)
• Two KP officers suspended, suspected of killing Enver Zymberi (KosovaPress)
• EU calls for government’s noninterference in RTK (Koha Ditore)

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UNMIK Headlines 5 March

By   2 days ago

• EU defends legal provisions proposed for special court (Koha Ditore)
• Certain PDK, EULEX, EU officials wanted to convict Limaj (Koha Ditore)
• UNMIK urged to take responsibility for Balaj and Xheladini deaths (Koha)
• Hyseni in Germany, asks for visa liberalization (dailies)
• Germany asks for concrete actions on economic development (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 4 March

By   3 days ago

• Thaci urges EU’s expansion to avoid Russian and ISIS threat (dailies)
• Deputy intelligence chief won’t be from Serb community (Epoka e Re)
• Kosovo government encourages inclusion of Serb representatives (Bota Sot)
• Osmani ready to lead LDK (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 3 March

By   4 days ago

• Jahjaga: Special court’s establishment, obligatory (Koha Ditore)
• Special Court set to indict Agim Ceku (Bota Sot)
• Hyseni doesn’t know how many people fled Kosovo (dailies)
• Thaci: Germany’s role is vital for Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• Serbia prevents determining fate of missing persons (Kosova Sot)
• Missing persons’ families: No honorary citizenship for Kandic (Kosova Sot)
• Pacolli to leave AKR (Bota Sot)

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UNMIK Headlines 2 March

By   5 days ago

• Viets: Discussion of the special court dangerous for Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• Jahjaga: Visa liberalization has been delayed (Epoka e Re, Kosova Sot)
• Ymeri promises Vetevendosje’s strengthening (Epoka e Re)
• Northern municipalities heading towards early elections (Zeri)
• Thaci in Berlin: economy a priority (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 28 February

By   7 days ago

• KSF transformation in hands of Serbian List (Koha Ditore)
• Explosion reported in Mitrovica North (Koha)
• Kosovo to be granted EU candidate status (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 27 February

By   1 week ago

• Kosovo Assembly holds plenary session (dailies)
• Hyseni: Belgrade to pursue war criminals (Zeri)
• Ombudsperson accuses Constitutional Court of ruling forgery (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo helps US in combating tax evasion (dailies)
• EU concerned with influx of asylum seekers from the Balkans (Koha Ditore)

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UNMIK Headlines 26 February

By   1 week ago

• Jahjaga and institutional leaders discuss special court (Zeri)
• Mustafa has no information on Serbian List’s return (Koha Ditore)
• Government leaves out draft law for funding special court’s accused (Koha)
• Lunacek: I hope migration of people will wake up government (Koha Ditore)
• Viets: Government to do more in combating corruption (Epoka e Re)

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    On inclusion of women in business (Koha Ditore)

    By   14 hours ago

    Lumir Abdixhiku in his weekly column writes that the fact remains that Kosovo women continue to be more constrained and marginalized than men in most part of social life but what is of interest is the women involvement in the business sector. Abdixhiku says that only one in nine businesses in Kosovo are today run […]

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    Natasa (Koha Ditore)

    By   2 days ago

    KTV’s editor-in-chief Adriatik Kelmendi writes that the Serbian human rights activist, Natasa Kandic, is probably the only person who has shown great commitment and achieved most results in denouncing war crimes in Kosovo. “Natasa Kandic was the only reporter during the war in Kosovo of killings and terrible expulsions of Albanians,” writes Kelmendi adding that […]

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    Stupidities of a Government (Koha Ditore)

    By   3 days ago

    Columnist Halil Matoshi writes that last week in Kosovo showed that the country is not only captured by political power but also certain oligarchs who buy awards and titles and unashamedly insult the people, journalists and even Kosovo families and this is all made possible to them through the Thaci-led governments which put these people […]

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    “Leaders” are buying the history (Zeri)

    By   4 days ago

    Columnist Ballsor Hoxha writes that everything in today’s world has a price tag and this implies that whoever has money, can buy its own truth. In Kosovo, this “system of values” is producing increase of power on the part of political parties and this is done for a sole purpose: to produce leaders.  The leading […]

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    Why have Kosovo politicians no empathy for the citizens (Koha Ditore)

    By   5 days ago

    The paper’s columnist and Brussels correspondent, Augustin Palokaj, writes that now when the wave of migration of the people of Kosovo to EU countries has subsided, the EU wants a debate and efforts in Kosovo focus on two aspects: to repatriate those who migrated to EU over the last months and to address issues that […]

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    The mafia politics and criminal networks should be destroyed (Kosova Sot)

    By   1 week ago

    The paper’s front-page editorial today writes about Kosovo government’s reluctance to fight organized crime and corruption and the reason behind irregular migration. “As a consequence of lack of vision and prospects, many of those who are repatriated, are migrating again, determined to leave their country. There cannot be better future for Kosovo people if the […]

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    Europe, Kosovo people are also entitled to free movement (Koha Ditore)

    By   1 week ago

    The former RTK Belgrade-based correspondent, Fahri Musliu, writes in an opinion piece that the lack of visa liberalization is the main cause of the recent irregular migration of Kosovo people towards European Union (EU). Musliu writes that the EU is responsible for Kosovo people taking the “route through hell”, spending their money and putting their […]

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    How many people have to die…? (Kosova Sot)

    By   1 week ago

    The paper’s front page editorial today blames the government of Kosovo about the death of a Kosovo Albanian two-year-old child who died in an asylum camp in Hungary. The paper writes that Kosovo institutions are responsible for people fleeing Kosovo to seek better future in European Union countries. “This death is a direct accusation against […]

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      CPHRF urges investigation on so-called Limaj scandal (Koha)

      By   13 hours ago

      The Council for Protection of Human Rights and Freedom (CPHRF) expressed its concern regarding the allegations published by media that Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and European Union officials interfered in the judiciary on the so-called Klecka case.  “CPHRF asks for urgent investigation to verify the accuracy or elimination of these allegations because this is […]

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      KFOR encourages joint border management between Kosovo and Montenegro (Koha)

      By   13 hours ago

      The KFOR Commander, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo visited Montenegro on Friday. Figliuolo met with Montenegrin Minister of Defense, Milica Pejanovic Djurisic and Minister of Interior Raško Konjević, with whom discussed the security situation in the region and the importance of close cooperation between the authorities of Kosovo and Montenegro on joint border management. Djurisic […]

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      Albania Minister of Labor and Social Welfare visits Kosovo (KosovaPress)

      By   13 hours ago

      Albania Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Erion Veliaj is visiting Kosovo on Friday. Veliaj met with his Kosovo counterpart, Arban Abrashi. Veliaj and Abrashi discussed  the importance of cooperation in the field of professional training, and agreed that the Kosovo to remove the work permit for Albanian citizens. Both sides concluded a cooperation agreement in the field […]

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      Names of the candidates for Ombudsperson reach the Assembly (RTKlive)

      By   17 hours ago

      Lirije Kajtazi head of the Parliamentary commission for the human rights and gender equality, has confirmed that she has received the names of the four candidates for the Ombudsperson of Kosovo.  She added that the commission will meet on Monday to look into the list and then send them to the Assembly for voting. She […]

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      Government nominates three additional deputy ministers (Telegrafi)

      By   1 day ago

      The government of Kosovo nominated on Thursday three additional deputy ministers; Besa Zogaj, at the Ministry for Economic Development, Rita Hajzeraj, the Ministry of Work and Social Welfare and Vazir Jonuzaj, at the Ministry of Agriculture. The spokesperson of the government, Arban Abrashi, confirmed the news. The government of Kosovo has not completed the process […]

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      KDI requests return of the Serbian List at the Assembly (Telegrafi)

      By   1 day ago

      Representatives of the civil society have requested from the Assembly of Kosovo to discuss with the Serbian List their return to the Assembly, as soon as possible. They assessed Assembly’s start of the new season as very weak. Jetmir Bakia, from the Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI) said that they have warned the Assembly on its […]

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      Ranilug mayor insults Gjakovars as well (Gazeta Express)

      By   1 day ago

      Mayor of Ranilug municipality, Gradimir Mikic, told RTV Plus that those who threw stones on the bus with Serb citizens, who were intending to visit Gjakova/Djakovica Monastery, are beasts. “I consider that (Jablanovic) did not make an improper statement, I can repeat every single word of that statement, and no one can prove me wrong. What […]

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      NATO supports the creation of Armed Forces (Telegrafi)

      By   2 days ago

      The chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj, Kosovo Security Force Minister Haki Demolli, and KSF Commander Gen. Kadri Kastriati, on Wednesday visited NATO Headquarters and met with senior officials of this institution. Hoxhaj, said that NATO supports the transformation of KSF in Kosovo Armed Forces (KAF). “It should be emphasized that it […]

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        Serbs are not returning to Kosovo institutions, while there is pressure (RTS, Blic)

        By   13 hours ago

        Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric said today that representatives of Serbs will not return into Kosovo institutions until resolution of the problem of political pressure on them. – One of these days we will have a meeting between the Prime Minister and representatives of the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija […]

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        Janjic: There is no Kosovo army without Serbian votes (Danas)

        By   14 hours ago

        The creation of the Kosovo Armed Forces (KAF) would mean annulment of the Kumanovo Agreement and the Resolution, according to the Office for KiM. All the most important elements concerning the Serbian community in Kosovo have already been agreed, including the work of the Kosovo army. Until signing of the legally-binding agreement between Belgrade and […]

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        Epidemiologist reports four fatal influenza cases in Serbia (Tanjug)

        By   16 hours ago

        NIS, BELGRADE – Four people have died after contracting the H1N1 virus and there are two more suspect cases of H1N1 infection in Serbia, epidemiologist Branislav Tiodorovic, acting director of the Public Health Institute in Nis, southern Serbia, told Tanjug Thursday. Tiodorovic said Influenza A (H1N1) and A (H3N2) viruses had been confirmed present in […]

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        Bozovic: Bank accounts of northern municipalities blocked (RTK2)

        By   17 hours ago

        Bank accounts of four municipalities in northern Kosovo are blocked as of yesterday without any justification, said president of the local assembly of North Mitrovica Ksenija Bozovic to RTK2, and added that it is about a pressure which benefits no one. Bozovic stressed that budgets of all four municipalities have been adopted as stipulated by […]

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        UNS i DNKiM: Operation of the Independent Media Commission is illegal (KIM Radio)

        By   17 hours ago

        Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) and Association of Journalists of Kosovo and Metohija (DNKiM) most sharply protested due to the fact that not even a year after a vacancy has been published for members of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) from the ranks of Serbian and other non-Albanian communities they were not appointed by […]

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        Serbian government adopts Regulation on establishment of the Office for Coordinating Affairs in dialogue with Pristina (Radio Serbia)

        By   1 day ago

        The Serbian government has adopted the Regulation on establishing an Office for Coordinating Affairs in the negotiating process with the provisional self-government institutions in Pristina, as well as the Regulation on establishing and regulating the Coordination Body for this negotiating process.

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        Serbia not responsible for EU-bound migration (B92/Tanjug)

        By   1 day ago

        BELGRADE — Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said that Serbia is not responsible for the current migrations “that have upset Europe.” He made the statement on Thursday during a joint news conference in Belgrade with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos. Vucic added that Serbia “quickly took action in consultation with […]

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        Rustemov:Kazakhstan will not recognize Kosovo’s independence (Tanjug)

        By   1 day ago

        BELGRADE – Kazakh Ambassador to Serbia Nurbah Rustemov said during a meeting he had with Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Rasim Ljajic Thursday that his country would never recognize the independence of Kosovo, unilaterally proclaimed by ethnic Albanians in 2008. Ljajic and Ambassador Rustemov, accredited to Serbia on a non-residential basis, discussed ways to improve […]

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          Kosovo Charges Seven With Islamist Terrorism (Balkan Insight)

          By   16 hours ago

          Seven Kosovars have been indicted on terrorism charges for planning to take up arms with the Islamic State or for recruiting fighters in Kosovo, the first such indictment to be raised in the country since more than 50 people were arrested last year. The indictment, which names the seven defendants, says they “agreed to go […]

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          In Kosovo, false promises lead many to seek a better life in Germany (DW)

          By   2 days ago

          More than 18,000 people from Kosovo have arrived in Germany since the start of the year in search of a better life. DW’s Bahri Cani met one family at a home for asylum seekers in the town of Hemer. Two-year-old Aurora has a bad cough and a runny nose. Her mother, Zoja, pregnant with her […]

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          Citing Russia and IS threat, Kosovo urges faster EU expansion (Reuters)

          By   3 days ago

          BERLIN (Reuters) – Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci urged the European Union and NATO to speed up integration of Balkan states or risk the spreading influence of both Russia and Islamist extremists. Thaci, the first prime minister of independent Kosovo until last year, told Reuters he hoped for tangible results in the coming months, such […]

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          Kosovo wants to curb mass migration to Germany (DW)

          By   4 days ago

          “It is very distressing that people leave,” Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci said in Berlin on Monday during a meeting with German top diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier. “We are making efforts to create jobs, so that people have a future in Kosovo,” Thaci added.At the same time, he called for an easing of visa restrictions for […]

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          Israel-Kosovo relations marked by shared sympathies, hampered by identity politics (The Jerusalem Post)

          By   5 days ago

          Israel can be a chilly place for the politician of a fledgling nation who seeks statehood recognition. So it was that Enver Hoxhaj of Kosovo was greeted with handshakes in Israel this week, but held no official governmental meetings and flew home after his three days without the one thing he dreamed of – a […]

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          Kosovo Migrants Flown Home from Hungary (Balkan Insight)

          By   1 week ago

          Around 70 Kosovar immigrants were flown back from Budapest to Prishtina on a flight organized by the Ministry of Interior of Kosovo. The passengers were a wider group of Kosovar migrants to countries including Austria, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Finland and Hungary whose temporary asylum status in these countries had expired. They were sent to Budapest […]

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          Wave of Kosovan migration sparks unease in European capitals (Financial Times)

          By   1 week ago

          It took seven years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia for Besim Aaliti to conclude that Europe’s newest state no longer offered him a future. So Mr Aaliti, a bricklayer from the Kosovan village of Strubulovo, travelled through Serbia and Hungary to reach Germany, where he applied for asylum earlier this month. He is one […]

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          Kosovo’s Thaci Criticised for Genocide Suit Threat (BIRN)

          By   1 week ago

          Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci’s threat to sue Serbia for genocide at the International Court of Justice has been criticised for being legally impractical and a potential misuse of resources. Thaci has been accused of a political gaffe after saying at the weekend that Kosovo is considering suing Serbia for genocide committed during the 1998-99 conflict […]

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