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UNMIK Headlines 29 April

By   17 hours ago

• Azem Syla surrenders to the police (Koha)
• Azem Syla resigns his MP post (dailies)
• One month detention for six organized crime suspects (dailies)
• Government secretly cooperating with UNMIK (Koha Ditore)
• AAK will not participate in drafting Association/Community’s statute (Epoka)

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UNMIK Headlines 28 April

By   2 days ago

• Syla: I am innocent, I will cooperate with the judiciary (media)
• EULEX and Kosovo Police searching for PDK MP Azem Syla (dailies)
• Mustafa returns from Brussels without visa liberalization (media)
• Kosovo Assembly to meet today (Kosovapress)
• Sejdi Thaci, returned in Klina, was not a missing person (dailies)
• Freedom House: Kosovo marks slight increase on freedom of media (Epoka)
• Vetevendosje election process starts on 2 May (Epoka)

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UNMIK Headlines 27 April

By   3 days ago

• Mustafa to meet EU officials regarding visa liberalization (dailies)
• Gecaj: Association/Community, in establishing phase (Zeri/RFE)
• Anti-constitutional mandate renewal for international judges at Constitutional Court expected (Koha)
• Kosovo Police and EULEX in major police operation (media)
• Kelmendi: My participation at government, beneficial for Kosovo (Epoka)
• Kurti: Haradinaj, destructive (Zeri)
• Tanin interested about the environment in Kastriot/Obilic (Epoka e Re)
• Bislimi resigns from Initiative for Kosovo (Kosova Sot)
• Sejdi Thaci, missing since 1999, returns home alive (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 26 April

By   4 days ago

• Kosovo PM Mustafa to travel to Brussels for visa liberalisation (dailies)
• Veseli optimistic on resolving political crisis, opposition not (Epoka e Re)
• After leaving Vetevendosje, Deda sets on forming his own party (Koha Ditore)
• Solution for telephone code expected after Serbian elections (Epoka e Re)
• Tahiri: We expect decision on visas (Epoka e Re)
• Vetevendosje MPs acquitted in 2012 assault case (dailies)
• Serb-majority municipalities shun Kosovo privatization agency (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 April

By   5 days ago

• Mustafa on Serbian elections: Only votes collection in Kosovo (Kosovapress)
• Selimi: Serbian elections did not violate Kosovo Constitution (RTK)
• Kosovo Serbs vote for Vucic (Zeri)
• Opposition: Serbian elections, violation of Kosovo Constitution (dailies)
• Selimi bans entry to Kosovo for Serbian ministers (Zeri)
• Kuci: Government reshuffling should include both parties (Epoka e Re)
• Haradinaj: Border demarcation affects Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• The Assembly is asleep (Koha)
• Gerxhaliu: Over ten locations suspected for mortal remains (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 April

By   7 days ago

• Fear from broad government reshuffling (Koha Ditore)
• Ymeri: United opposition, thing of a past (RTK)
• Veseli announces candidacy for PDK leader post (dailies)
• Tahiri sees progress in six border crossing points with Serbia (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 22 April

By   1 week ago

• Collaku: Special Court will remove all doubts (Lajmi/Tribuna Channel)
• “Major changes, if Vetevendosje member leads the country” (Klan Kosova)
• Ahmeti: Alternative still has a chance (Zeri)
• Krasniqi: Vetevendosje should have been more tolerant (Epoka e Re)
• Deda: I refuse to be part of political degradation (RTK)
• Competition for post of PDK leader underway (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 April

By   1 week ago

• EU: Pristina-Belgrade talks on ID cards to continue (dailies)
• Tahiri: Djuric apologized (Zeri)
• Opposition calls for annulment of agreement on illegal documents (Koha)
• Haradinaj: Coalition with NISMA will strengthen the opposition (Epoka e Re)
• Grabovci: Parliamentary elections, in 2018 (Zeri)
• No visa liberalization for Kosovo yet (Koha)
• Mustafa: We expect recommendation for visa liberalization (RTK)
• Collaku: Kosovo fulfilled all remaining criteria for visa liberalization (Zeri)
• Government approves draft law against terror funding (Bota Sot)
• The return of Serbs, a sign of normality (Koha)

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    No spectacles, crime should be punished (Kosova Sot)

    By   2 days ago

    The paper’s front-page editorial argues that “surprising actions by EULEX do not bring much hope that the judiciary will punish the large-scale crime that took place in post-war Kosovo”. “There are numerous cases when media spectacles by the European mission were followed by disappointing developments and the key suspects were acquitted due to lack of […]

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    Transparency for the Credit Fund (Kosova Sot)

    By   3 days ago

    The paper’s front-page editorial today notes that the establishment of a Credit Fund that aims to create at least 20 thousand jobs, is good news but in Kosovo’s case, it is not enough to encourage serious investments. “The market turmoil and weakening of fair competition, taking the small players outside the game, are the main […]

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    Even after elections, Serbia on a balance between the West and Russia (Koha)

    By   5 days ago

    Brussels-based correspondent Augustin Palokaj writes in an opinion piece that the European Union and Russia have shown exceptional interest in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Serbia. “Western politicians do not hide their wishes for Aleksandar Vucic, leader of the Serbian Progressive Party, to win the elections”. Palokaj notes that Vucic has maintained brotherly relations with Russia […]

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    No one dares touching the big fish (Kosova Sot)

    By   1 week ago

    Following yesterday’s press conference by Kosovo’s Chief State Prosecutor Aleksander Lumezi where he presented the work of the State Prosecution for 2015, the paper writes that despite the presented figures, results in the fight against corruption remain far from the people’s expectations. The fact of the matter is that the “powerful” officials involved in corrupt activities […]

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    Sobriety (Koha Ditore)

    By   1 week ago

    KTV’s editor-in-chief Adriatik Kelmendi writes that the events of the last months in Kosovo could serve as indispensable lessons of political emancipation and sobriety with the first being that the time when two major political forces had to reach a coalition deal in order to achieve major political objectives is over. This, according to Kelmendi, was evident in […]

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    Do not hide behind internationals (Zeri)

    By   1 week ago

    The paper’s regular columnist Milaim Shefkiu says that Kosovo politicians have become used to mask their failures with the justification that they are acting on the instructions of the international community. The most recent example of this is the decision not to allow entry into Kosovo of persons in possession of ID cards issued by […]

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    No one speaks about corruption anymore (Kosova Sot)

    By   2 weeks ago

    The paper writes in today’s editorial that the main topic these days in Kosovo is whether the opposition parties will remain united or go separate ways, Serbian elections set to take place in Kosovo’s territory, the visits of the Serbian officials to Kosovo and an occasional international conference which Kosovo leaders use for self-promotion. As […]

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    Do not trust the “new Hashim” (Gazeta Express)

    By   2 weeks ago

    Imer Mushkolaj writes that now as President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci is trying to appear as a “new man”. He highlights a number of statements given in the recent years by Thaci pledging to lead a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and says they all represent the demagogy of a man who is now leading Kosovo. […]

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      Thaci to Admiral Ferguson: Kosovo expects establishment of political dialogue with NATO (Klan Kosova)

      By   2 days ago

      President Thaçi said that the North Atlantic Alliance remains the key to stability in Kosovo and in the region, adding that KFOR is the most trusted institution among the people of Kosovo. He said that Kosovo expects to establish a political dialogue with NATO and to enter into contractual relations with the alliance. “Kosovo Security Force […]

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      Thaci: We expect recommendation for visa liberalization (Gazeta Express)

      By   2 days ago

      Kosovo President Hashim Thaci met on Thursday Sweden’s Ambassador to Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, nonresident for Kosovo, Mats Staffansson. President Thaci said the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) has positively influenced the political dialogue within Kosovo, as all parties are participating in the discussion for the implementation of the […]

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      NISMA chairman in Drenas/Glogovac resigns (RTKLive)

      By   2 days ago

      The Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) chairman in Drenas/Glogovac branch, Izet Ibrahimi, has resigned from the party today. Along with the resignation of Ibrahim, also the council members of NISMA in Drenas/Glogovac, gave irrevocable resignation from the party. The resignation notes that NISMA branch in Drenas/Glogovac disagrees with the decision of this party to enter a […]

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      Mustafa: EP supports Kosovo’s integration processes (RTKlive)

      By   3 days ago

      The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, met the European Parliament Member, and Rapporteur for Kosovo, Urlike Lunacek, during his visit to Brussels. Mustafa together with Kosovo’s Minister for Integration, Bekim Collaku, have begun official meetings with the EU officials. A few moments ago, PM Mustafa ended his meeting with the European Parliament MP, Urlike […]

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      Veseli: I fully support efforts for rule of law (Klan Kosova)

      By   3 days ago

      Kosovo Assembly President and acting-leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Kadri Veseli, when asked about Kosovo Police and EULEX operation against organized crime in Kosovo today, said Kosovo is committed to the rule of law. “I give my full support to the efforts for rule of law. Prosecution and judiciary shall do their […]

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      Delawie: Fighting corruption should be a priority (RTKlive)

      By   3 days ago

      The Ambassador of the United States of America to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, said that fighting corruption should be a priority for all actors in Kosovo. Delawie made these comments during the round table organized by the Institute for Justice, supported by the U.S. and United Kingdom Embassies in Kosovo. They discussed performance and results of […]

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      Thaci: Serbia to accept it committed genocide in Kosovo (RTKLive)

      By   3 days ago

      Kosovo President Hashim Thaci during a visit to Meja, Gjakove/Djakovica to mark the Day of the Missing Persons in Kosovo, 27 April, said the wounds of the war are still not closed in Kosovo. “We feel the anger of every family member about the slow process for finding the fate of the missing persons. The government […]

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      Azem Syla and Vidosav Nakovic, expropriated lands worth millions (Insajderi.com)

      By   3 days ago

      Insajderi has discovered that the main suspects among the 51 individuals, are Azem Syla, Shaban Syla, Ilaz Syla – Shaban Syla’s son, Azem Syla’s driver, Arton Vila, former head of the Pristina Municipality Court, Nuhi Uka, his uncle Tefik Uka, who worked as clerk at the Court, Shpresim Uka, Fahredin Gashi, lawyer Eduard Gashi, lawyer […]

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        OSCE: Election process in Kosovo was regular (Tanjug, B92)

        By   2 days ago

        Last Sunday’s Serbian early parliamentary elections were conducted in Kosovo in a regular and incident-free manner, said Senad Sabovic, spokesman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo. The OSCE had personnel in every unit where the process was under way and they had clear instructions and precise training, Sabovic […]

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        Support to cooperation between students from North Mitrovica and Belgrade (RTK2)

        By   2 days ago

        The Deputy Director of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Dušan Kozarev, yesterday met with the delegations of students from Pristina University, with the seat in North Mitrovica, and Belgrade University. The main topic of discussion was ‘the importance of intensification of communication between young cadres who present the corner stone for survival […]

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        Kosovo: 6 arrested, President Thaci’s uncle escapes (Tanjug, B92)

        By   2 days ago

        Six persons have been arrested in Kosovo on suspicion of links to organized crime and activities that damaged the Kosovo budget and Serb families from Kosovo. The operation was carried out on Wednesday by the police of the EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX, and the Kosovo police. Some 350 police officers searched 42 locations, in […]

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        Obradovic: In Kosovo they did and counted whatever they wanted (N1)

        By   2 days ago

        The chairperson of Dveri movement, Bosko Obradovic, said that representatives of the election list DSS-Dveri have recorded most irregularities, after having insight in the election material, in Kosovo where, according to him, they were doing and counting whatever they wanted. According to Obradovic, opposition did not have its representatives in Kosovo as observers of the […]

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        Cultural heritage destroyed in 2004 can never be recovered (KIM Radio)

        By   3 days ago

        The project ‘Building the trust through protection of cultural monuments in Kosovo’ was presented today in Pristina. The goal of the project is reconstruction, promotion and protection of cultural heritage in Kosovo, along with promoting tolerance among communities. Cultural objects that will be promoted through the project are located in Gnjilane/Gilan, Štrpce/Shtërpcë, Uroševac/Ferizaj, Lipljan/Lipjan and Kamenica/Kamenicë […]

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        Hand grenade in the house yard of Slaviša Ristić (KIM Radio)

        By   3 days ago

        An unexploded hand grenade was found in the house yard of a candidate for the MP in the Serbian Parliament, Slaviša Ristić, in the village Jagnjenica in Zubin Potok Municipality. The head of Kosovo Police Regional Operations Unit, Željko Bojić, said to Tanjug that the Police Station in Zubin Potok was informed about the case […]

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        SNS: Citizens determined to stay in North Mitrovica (Kontakt Plus Radio)

        By   3 days ago

        Municipal branch of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in North Mitrovica communicated yesterday that citizens have shown in elections held on Sunday that they are determined to stay in this town and in Kosovo and Metohija, and congratulated citizens on ‘huge and important victory in elections’. “With more than 63% of votes won, you have […]

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        Spirić: We are satisfied with election results in North Mitrovica (Kontakt Plus Radio)

        By   3 days ago

        The chairperson of the Provisional Body of Mitrovica Municipality, Aleksandar Spirić, communicated through a municipal web portal that he is very satisfied with the result achieved by the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in North Mitrovica, and thanked citizens for their big support to Aleksandar Vučić. “I am thankful to citizens of Kosovska Mitrovica for the support […]

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          Six arrested, lawmaker sought, over alleged Kosovo land scam (Reuters)

          By   2 days ago

          Police in Kosovo arrested six people as part of an investigation into an alleged land scam that cost the state 30 million euros ($34 million), European Union investigators said on Wednesday. Azem Syla, a prominent legislator from the ruling party, was the alleged leader of the fraud which is believed to have involved 40 people, […]

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          Hello, operator, Kosovo wants its own calling code (USA Today)

          By   2 days ago

          PRISTINA, Kosovo — As Europe’s newest nation, Kosovo has most of the symbols of other sovereign countries, such as a flag and a national anthem. What it still doesn’t have is its own international calling code, a political — and economic —- insult that infuriates people in this tiny nation of 1.8 million. Callers who dial someone in Kosovo on a […]

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          EU, Kosovo Police in Major Operation Against Organized Crime (AP/ABC News)

          By   3 days ago

          The European Union’s police mission in Kosovo launched a major operation against organized crime. Local media reported that police arrested a governing party lawmaker in Wednesday’s raids, and police also checked scores of bars and restaurants allegedly managed by criminal gangs. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/eu-kosovo-police-major-operation-organized-crime-38698431

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          Ex-Serb General Expelled From Kosovo After Illegal Entering (AP/ABC News)

          By   1 week ago

          A Kosovo court has decided that a former Serb general, who had illegally crossed the border, should be expelled. Earlier this month Milovan Bojovic was arrested and sentenced to one month in jail for illegally crossing the border. Kosovo’s Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms considered him a suspect of war crimes against ethnic […]

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          Kosovo, Macedonia Hail Border Crossing Deal (Balkan Insight)

          By   2 weeks ago

          Officials from both countries have greeted the coming into force of an agreement signed between Kosovo and Macedonia, which means locals need only ID cards to cross the frontier. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-and-macedonia-implement-id-border-crossing-04-18-2016

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          President Thaci: Kosovo Committed to NATO, Euro-Atlantic Mechanisms (VOA)

          By   2 weeks ago

          Hashim Thaçi, who was sworn in April 7 as Kosovo’s president, says he remains committed to his country’s quick integration into NATO and other Euro-Atlantic mechanisms and to continuing the process of normalizing relations with Serbia and fighting against Islamic fundamentalism.  http://www.voanews.com/content/president-thaci-kosovo-nato-exlcusive-interview-voa/3287874.html

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          Kosovo Flexes Muscles by Banning Serbian Politicians (Balkan Insight)

          By   2 weeks ago

          Ban on entry of the head of Serbia’s Kosovo Office – one of several recent bans – is designed to remind Belgrade that Kosovo does not want the Serbian election campaign conducted on its territory, experts say. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/entry-ban-s-to-serbian-officials-kosovo-s-force-demonstration-04-14-2016

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          Kosovo Albanian, Serbian Mayors Vow to Work Together (Balkan Insight)

          By   2 weeks ago

          Albanian and Serbian Mayors from the Pristina region of Kosovo pledged to cooperate in a joint statement facilitated by the OSCE and signed on Wednesday.  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/osce-moderates-dialogue-among-kosovo-albanian-and-serb-mayors-04-13-2016

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