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UNMIK Headlines 2 June

By   3 hours ago

• Assembly and Government in conflict over special court (Koha Ditore)
• Special court to be established in January? (TV Dukagjini/Telegrafi)
• Kosovo to submit visa liberalization report this week (Epoka e Re)
• Thaci to report to Assembly on border demarcation with Montenegro (Bota)
• Thaci wants support for SAA and visa liberalization for Kosovars (dailies)
• Report on links between Kosovo politicians and EULEX officials (Koha)
• FYROM leaders to meet today (KosovaPress)

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UNMIK Headlines 1 June

By   1 day ago

• Assembly Presidency to decide on special court today? (Epoka e Re)
• Isa Mustafa re-elected as LDK leader (dailies)
• Vulin in Kosovo to discuss Serbia’s platform (Zeri)
• Governments of Kosovo and FYROM to meet in June (dailies)
• Draskovic: Kosovo is a state, whether we like it or not (Indeksonline)
• Croatian Foreign Minister to apply for post of UN chief (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 30 May

By   3 days ago

• Grabovci: Special court voting not postponed because of votes (Epoka e Re)
• Mogherini encouraged decision on special court (Klan Kosova)
• Dacic: Kosovo division, an ideal solution (Klan Kosova/Gazeta Express)
• Serbia preparing another “Kumanovo” in Presevo!? (Infokusi)
• Ombudsperson: Rakic and Djuric violated Kosovo’s constitution (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 29 May

By   4 days ago

• Fate of special court to be decided today (Epoka e Re)
• Jahjaga meets Mustafa and Thaci ahead of special court vote (Kosovapress)
• “Drenica Group” conviction threatens special court (Zeri)
• KLA veterans: “Drenica Group” conviction orchestrated by Belgrade (Koha)
• PDK on “Drenica Group”: Justice to be led by credible facts (Epoka e Re)
• Koci: Lushtaku was sentenced for amurder that never happened (Epoka e Re)
• Lushtaku’s wife reveals identity of protected witness (Zeri)
• Serbian List will not support Kosovo Armed Forces motion (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 28 May

By   5 days ago

• Government sends Armed Forces amendments to the Assembly (Epoka e Re)
• Veseli: Drenica Group conviction, difficult feeling (Bota Sot)
• CEC ready for elections in two Kosovo municipalities (Bota Sot)
• Mustafa asked to report to Assembly on Kumanovo events (Zeri)
• Evidence on Kumanovo incident and attack on high-security prison (Koha)
• Kosovo Police arrest man suspected of stealing in Serb houses (Zeri)
• Limaj: Thaci is joking with war victims (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 27 May

By   6 days ago

• UN Security Council discusses situation in Kosovo (dailies)
• Special Friday (Zeri)
• The plan: Fugitives from high-security prison would go to Syria (Koha)
• Ponta: Romania could recognize Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• Kumanovo victims buried in Pristina on Tuesday (Epoka e Re)
• Jevtic requests recognition of northern diplomas (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 26 May

By   1 week ago

• Jahjaga believes MPs will vote in favor of special court (Epoka e Re)
• MPs to vote on constitutional amendments and special court bill (Koha)
• DiCarlo: All war conflicts should be closed (Zeri/Epoka e Re)
• Foreign Minister Thaci to attend UN Security Council session (Epoka e Re)
• Kumanovo evidence and plan to attack Kosovo high-security prison (Koha)
• Eight killed in Kumanovo will be buried today (Epoka e Re)
• Lawsuit required for Kumanovo incident (Zeri)
• Jahjaga: Kosovo is not a place of extremisms (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 May

By   1 week ago

• Haliti: I don’t fear the special court (Zeri)
• Vetevendosje: Ethnic division of Armed Forces is unacceptable (dailies)
• Two EULEX vehicles attacked in the north (dailies)
• Beg Rizaj buried by fellow KLA combatants on Sunday (Koha Ditore)
• Re-examination of the Kumanovo dead concludes (Epoka e Re)
• Limaj: Autopsy results should be made public (Epoka e Re)
• Kosovo becomes member of the SEECP with full rights (Epoka e Re)

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    Without profiling of political parties, democracy in Kosovo will not function (Koha Ditore)

    By   1 day ago

    Brussels-based correspondent Augustin Palokaj argues in his opinion piece that “the elections in the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) proved that there is not that much pluralism in this party as initially thought and that ‘delegates’ vote according to their own personal interests. There is room for ‘new faces’ only if they don’t have any […]

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    Europe’s Refugee Problem, Then and Now (Koha Ditore)

    By   4 days ago

    By Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. This opinion piece originally appeared in Project Syndicate. NEW YORK – Earlier this spring, I drove to a beautiful spot on the southern bank of Lake Geneva. My destination was the Hotel Royale in Évian-les-Bains. It was there, in July 1938, that 32 […]

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    For Kosovo and for what it can become (Koha Ditore)

    By   5 days ago

    Head of EU Office in Kosovo and EU Special Representative, Samuel Zbogar, in an opinion for the paper says that the Kosovo Assembly members have an important decision ahead and while on the one hand they are concerned how their vote will reflect on Kosovo’s past, on the other, they will be voting for the […]

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    A country that honours criminals as heroes has a grim future (Koha)

    By   5 days ago

    In an opinion piece published on the online edition of Koha, columnist Enver Robelli writes that Kosovo buried with high honours a group of “evildoers” killed in a “senseless” clash with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) authorities. “These self-styled liberators left hundreds of residents in Kumanovo homeless and endangered hundreds of others for […]

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    Before a done deal (Kosova Sot)

    By   6 days ago

    In the front-page editorial today the paper says that the members of the UN Security Council yesterday addressed a lot of criticism towards Kosovo institutions for delaying the establishment of the special court. The paper claims the establishment of the court is a done deal and the people of Kosovo should have enough courage to […]

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    33 reasons to vote for 33-year-old Vjosa Osmani (Koha Ditore)

    By   6 days ago

    Political analyst and columnist, Halil Matoshi, lists 33 reasons why the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) should vote for Vjosa Osmani as the party leader in the upcoming internal elections. Matoshi argues that LDK needs to undergo a deep reform and become a normal political party, competitive and discard the aura of a national movement. […]

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    How low can he go? (Gazeta Blic)

    By   7 days ago

    This portal carries an opinion piece by activist from Kumanovo (FYROM) Ivana Jordanovska, published initially in Macedonia in English, worldpress.com. Below find the complete opinion piece. On the evening of May 8th, the police forces of Macedonia entered Divo Naselje, a part of the northern city of Kumanovo. According to official sources, the police had […]

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    About the lacking state of justice (Kosova Sot)

    By   7 days ago

    The front page editorial of this daily notes that the President of Kosovo has used the graduation ceremony of candidates for judges and prosecutors to address some of the main concerns about the justice system in Kosovo. She has admitted that Kosovo system of justice is tutored by politics and added that this harmful impact […]

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      Zbogar: Mustafa to keep his promises (RTKLive)

      By   22 hours ago

      The working groups of Kosovo and the European Union on the Reform of Public Administration met today in Pristina. The head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar, said that the Public Administration Reform is the basis of development of a society, adding that Kosovo side must act and that the work on the […]

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      Jahjaga to attend the Summit of Business leaders in Slovenia (RTKlive)

      By   22 hours ago

      Kosovo’s President, Atifete Jahjaga, on 1 and 2 June will attend the Summit of Business leaders of Southeast Europe in Portoroz, Slovenia.  Opportunities for regional co-operation in the fields of energy, tourism, transport and infrastructure, and the financial sector, particularly the role of smart cities in economic development are the main themes of this Summit. […]

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      Veseli appreciates UNICEF’s continued support for children (Telegrafi)

      By   22 hours ago

      Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli met today with the Regional Director of UNICEF for Central and Eastern Europe, Marie Pierre Poirier. Veseli and Poirier discussed Kosovo’s relations with UNICEF and the development of projects for children. Veseli thanked Poirier for UNICEF’s continuous support for the children of Kosovo, considering this a valuable contribution to the […]

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      Thaci: “Drenica” verdict, tendency to blot justice (Koha.net)

      By   4 days ago

      Kosovo’s  Minister of the Foreign Affairs, Hashim Thaci, reacted regarding the verdict of “Drenica Group,” writing on his Facebook profile that this verdict has tendency to blot justice. Thaci wrote that justice was the main intention of the population, however the verdict of “Drenica” group sets dilemmas on justice. “Justice was and remains the aim […]

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      The protest at the Assembly starts (Klan Kosova)

      By   4 days ago

      Around 200 people have gathered in front of the Assembly of Kosovo in Pristina, protesting against the establishment of the special court. Some members of the Vetevendosje movement have joined them. Among them is the son of the Skenderaj/Srbica municipality, Sami Lushtaku. The protesters hold the pictures of the former KLA commander Sylejman Selimi with […]

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      Robert Boch, furious about the session (Klan Kosova)

      By   4 days ago

      The Dutch Ambassador to Kosovo, Robert Boch, said for Klan Kosova, that he is skeptical about the establishment of the Special Court. He added that he will post a message on his twitter account to express his bitterness regarding the things that happened today at the Assembly of Kosovo. “In a system where the rule […]

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      Photo of the day (Klan Kosova)

      By   5 days ago

      The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, posted on his Facebook page the picture where the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa and the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, are shaking hands. Rama called the picture “Photo of the Day.” This shaking of hands happened at the Vienna Economic Forum which is being held […]

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      Mustafa: We should resolve disagreements with Serbia through dialogue (Klan Kosova)

      By   5 days ago

      The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, stated during his speech at the Vienna Economic Forum which is being held in Tirana, that it is important to build peace in this part of Europe in order for the people to live in better conditions. “We will transform our disagreements into bridges of cooperation, this is […]

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        Determination of both sides, in order to reach agreement on Statute of ZSO (Politika)

        By   8 mins ago

        Interview: Ambassador of Great Britain in Belgrade, Denis Keefe Brussels agreement is not implemented at a pace that was expected. Who do you think is to be blamed for it, Belgrade or Pristina?  It is an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina, mediated by the EU, and both Belgrade and Pristina have a responsibility for implementation […]

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        Romania needs to comply with the EU on Kosovo (Danas)

        By   45 mins ago

        The newly elected chairman of the ‘Friends of Serbia’ informal group in the European Parliament (EP) Emilian Pavel believes that when it came to the recognition of Kosovo, Romania should align its position with that of other European Union members. Assessing last week’s statement of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who said that Bucharest could […]

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        Centuries needed for return of 200.000 Serbs (Politika)

        By   23 hours ago

        International community is paying lesser attention to displaced from the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, whereas donors are redirecting funds to new hotspots, argues Boro Tajic from the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija (Office for Kosovo). In the 2015, until late May, only two members of Belosevic family have returned to Kosovo and […]

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        Bahtiri In Srbica/Skenderaj with citizens lit candles on the occasion of ‘the death of justice’ (KoSSev)

        By   23 hours ago

        Albanians have lit candles in Srbica/Skenderaj last night around 20:00  on the occasion of ‘the death of justice’ due to sentences rendered by the court to members of the so called Drenica group, amongst whom are and current Mayor of Srbica/Skenderaj Sami Lushtaku and Kosovo’s ambassador to Albania Sulejman Selimi. MP from the ranks of […]

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        CI SDP: Shameful behavior of EULEX (Beta)

        By   23 hours ago

        Civic Initiative SDP Olvier Ivanovic communicated that the Court of Appeal in Pristina has once more defeated law and justice with its latest decision not to allow CE SDP leader Oliver  Ivanovic to be released pending the court decision and to re-instate detention to Aleksandar Lazovic and Nebojsa Vujacic,. CI SDP further communicated that obvious […]

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        A month of Pristina in Belgrade (Kontakt Plus Radio)

        By   24 hours ago

        A festival ‘A month of Pristina in Belgrade’ kicks off today in the Serbian capital and will last until 26 June, said organizers. Young movie and theater artists, writers, painters, musicians and other artists and activists from Kosovo will be offered a chance to present their work to their colleagues in Serbia. The festival is […]

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        Jevtic: Serbs must return to Mušutište (TV Most)

        By   1 day ago

        Kosovo Minister for Communities and Returns Dalibor Jevtic and Deputy Prime Minister Branimir Stojanovic attended the church celebration in the destroyed monastery of Sveta Trojica (Holy Trinity) in the village Mušutište, in Suva Reka, with a hundred of internally displaced Serbs.   “In the past year, we persistently worked on creating conditions for the return of […]

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        The chapter on Kosovo is a secret for Serbia (Tanjug, TV Most, Vecernje Novosti)

        By   1 day ago

        The head of Serbia’s negotiating team with the EU, Tanja Miscevic said that this week will be in the light of reactions to the latest action plans for Chapters 23 and 24. “First Director for the Western Balkans in the European Commission, Jean Eric Paquet, will talk in Belgrade on the subject at the ministerial […]

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          Kosovo corruption “omnipresent” despite EU’s €111m-a-year mission (Euronews)

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          The EU has failed to lay the foundations for fighting corruption in Kosovo, a report has concluded. Law professor Jean-Paul Jacqué said corruption was ‘omnipresent’ in the region and Kosovo’s judiciary incapable of meeting the challenges of organised crime. Mr Jacqué made the comments in his report on a scandal involving EULEX, the EU’s mission […]

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          Kosovo Veterans Protest Over Drenica Group Verdicts (Balkan Insight)

          By   4 days ago

          Kosovo war veterans protested over the conviction of two former KLA commanders of the ‘Drenica group’ on Wednesday by blocking a road. Hundreds of veterans of the Kosovo war blocked the road from Pristina to Peja for two hours on Thursday to express their anger over Wednesday’s conviction of two former KLA commanders, Sylejman Selimi […]

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          AP Interview: Under US pressure, Serbia ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas supplies (U.S.News)

          By   5 days ago

          Associated Press May 28, 2015 | 4:46 a.m. By AMER COHADZIC, Associated Press TIRANA, Albania (AP) — In a major policy shift, the Serbian prime minister said his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan. “Regarding energy safety, […]

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          Serbian, Albanian premiers pledge to strengthen ties (Deutsche Welle)

          By   5 days ago

          Serbian Prime Minister Vucic has started his landmark visit to Albania, aiming to melt the decades-long chill between the two Balkan countries. Kosovo, mostly populated by Albanians, remains at the heart of the dispute. On a first-ever visit by a Serbian head of government to Tirana, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he wished to “extend […]

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          EU judges jail 11 ex-Kosovo Albanian guerrillas for war crimes (Reuters)

          By   5 days ago

          European Union judges in Kosovo sentenced 11 former Kosovo Albanian guerrillas, two of them close to ex-prime minister Hashim Thaci, to prison terms on Wednesday for war crimes committed during Kosovo’s 1998-99 pro-independence uprising. In two parallel trials, judges from the EU police and justice mission said atrocities were committed against Kosovar civilians held in […]

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          Thousands of Kosovars mourn Albanian militants killed in Macedonia (Reuters)

          By   6 days ago

          Thousands of people turned out in Kosovo’s capital on Tuesday to pay their respects to eight ethnic Albanian militants killed earlier this month in neighboring Macedonia, whose government labeled them as terrorists. Eight Macedonian policemen and 10 Albanian militants, nine of them from Kosovo, were killed in a day-long battle in the northern Macedonian town […]

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          UN envoy urges Kosovo to establish war crimes court (AP)

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          The U.N. envoy for Kosovo urged the government on Tuesday to move swiftly to establish a court to investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country’s 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia. Farid Zarif told the U.N. Security Council that he underlined the expectations of the international community and possible victims of crimes […]

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          Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Make Final Acquittal Plea (Balkan Insight)

          By   1 week ago

          Fifteen former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s wartime ‘Drenica Group’ cell told their trial that they defended their land from their enemy but did not commit war crimes. In their closing statements on Monday at Mitrovica Basic Court, the 15 defendants rejected the charges against them and asked for acquittal, saying they were not […]

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