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UNMIK Headlines 24 October

By   4 hours ago

• Ashton: Dialogue to resume as soon as possible (Epoka e Re)
• In Belgrade, Hoxhaj calls for recognition of Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• LDK to end coalition with Vetevendosje today? (Kosova Sot/Zeri)
• Kosovo won’t get telephone code in 2015 (Epoka e Re)
• US Ambassador congratulates Kosovo on Olympic recognition (Kosova Sot)
• Bozovic told Kosovo Intelligence Agency who killed Zymberi (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 October

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• Bloc to make a decision (Tribuna)
• Bloc doesn’t want Thaci to be President (Tribuna)
• Kurti suggests giving up on Assembly Speaker post (Koha)
• Americans meet Thaci (Koha)
• IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee (dailies)
• Hoxhaj and Ismajli equal to other ministers (Epoka e Re)
• Crimea delays Slovakia’s recognition of Kosovo (Tribuna)
• Drug lord gets Kosovo passport (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 22 October

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• Thaci aims to become President of Kosovo (Tribuna)
• Jahjaga turns down minority community MPs’ request (dailies)
• Thaci confirms meeting with Ashton in Brussels (Lajm)
• Jahjaga and Mustafa hold unannounced meeting (Tribuna)
• Kusari: If I were offered the PM post, I would leave Gjakova (Gazeta Blic)
• Chief imam visits Decani Monastery (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 October

By   3 days ago

• Minority communities to meet President Jahjaga today (Lajm)
• Bloc playing its last card (Tribuna)
• Murphy: Government to be established as soon as possible (Epoka e Re)
• Kuci and Meucci discuss transfer of competencies (Lajm)
• French soldier: I divided Mitrovica (Epoka e Re)
• Albania adds a footnote for Kosovo (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 20 October

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• Murphy: Politicians should set aside personal motives (Koha)
• Coalition bloc sticks to initial agreement (Koha)
• Haliti: There are signs of a breakthrough (Bota Sot)
• Solution rests in the hands of internationals (Epoka e Re)
• Minorities to ask President to seek explanations from Court (Tribuna)
• Jahjaga invited to Belgrade as President of Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• Hoxhaj receives invitation for Belgrade (Epoka e Re)
• Albanian PM’s visit to Belgrade postponed to 10 November (Epoka e Re)
• Molotov cocktail thrown at building of “Civil Protection” (Koha)

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UNMIK Media Monitoring – 18.10.2014

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• U.S. Senator visits Kosovo (dailies)
• The Constitutional Court is not expected to make additional announcements (Koha Ditore)
• Jahjaga should request for the session to continue (Zeri)
• Edita requests a stability government (Zeri)
• Krasniqi: NISMA does not become PDK’s tail (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 17 October

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• Jahjaga: Political crisis must end (Lajm)
• Grabovci: Ready for talks with coalition bloc (Epoka e Re)
• Konjufca: New talks with bloc after Assembly formation (Epoka)
• US Senator to meet only President Jahjaga during Kosovo visit (Lajm)
• Zbogar: EU regrets what happened in Belgrade (Tribuna)
• Suspected Ebola case in Kosovo (Kosovapress)

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UNMIK Headlines 16 October

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• President calls for speedy solution (Epoka e Re)
• Quint has message for Kosovo, especially the bloc (Lajm)
• Kurti: Majority won’t give up (Tribuna)
• 8-year-old Kosovo boy returned from Syria (Koha Ditore)
• Rama will go to Serbia, Jahjaga still thinking (Zeri)
• Violence during Serbia-Albania football match condemned (Kosova Sot)

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Albanian VIP box (Politika)

By   23 hours ago

Belgrade-based Politika runs an opinion pace by Dusan Teleskovic. Invitation to the Prime Minister of Albania to visit Belgrade is the result of honest desire of authorities in Serbia, after 67 years, to relax relations between two biggest nations in Balkans. Did Edi Rama have the same motives after he accepted the invitation? This question […]

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Fighting Ebola, and the Mud (New York Times/Koha Ditore)

By   2 days ago

Koha Ditore re-runs an opinion piece originally published in New York Times by Karin Huster, a nurse with the non-profit organization Last Mile Health. On a Monday evening last month in Liberia, at Grand Gedeh County’s main hospital, two nurses knocked on a patient’s door. The patient was being treated for malaria and typhoid, but […]

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Kosovo could face same fate as Greece (Zeri)

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Editor Enis Veliu writes that all current economic parameters are warning about a serious economic crisis that can hit Kosovo in the next couple of months, despite the fact that some government officials are trying to deny this. “A recent public statement by outgoing Minister of Finance, Besim Beqaj, who said that the economic growth […]

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Football in the Balkans: Spark meets tinderbox (The Economist/Gazeta Blic)

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Gazeta Blic re-runs an opinion piece by Tim Judah that originally appeared in the Economist. There is nothing like a football match to push simmering ethnic tensions to the surface. No love has been lost between Serbs and Albanians for more than a century, and in modern times the battle over Kosovo has further divided […]

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I am not a Serb here, I am not Albanian there( B92)

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The violence which followed after the football match between Serbian and Albanian national teams in Euro 2016 qualifier reflects full nonsense we live in, whereas all paradoxes from this region are coming to the surface, argues journalist Zivojin Rakocievic. Following the incidents in Belgrade a wave of rampage spread all over Serbia, where victims have […]

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Who is calling on Edi Rama to leave the past behind (Koha)

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Brussels-based correspondent Augustin Palokaj argues in an opinion piece that no one from Kosovo has the right to call on Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama not to visit Belgrade at a time when Kosovar leaders have not only met with leaders of Serbia but also made concessions with them in the Brussels dialogue. “If he […]

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The Senator’s messages (Kosova Sot)

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The paper’s front-page editorial notes that only the visit by United States Senator Chris Murphy brought together Kosovo’s political leaders. “Since the 8 June elections, there has been no direct communication between Kosovo leaders. The lack of dialogue has made it difficult to reach an agreement to unblock the situation and the fight for power […]

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The corrupted and illegal wealth (Kosova Sot)

By   1 week ago

The front page editorial of this daily stresses that at the very same day when the new EULEX chief shared with President Atifete Jahjaga his concern about the high level of corruption and organized crime in Kosovo, the Prosecutorial Council confirmed during its meeting the negative balance on resolving the cases of corruption. “In majority […]

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Arben Gashi: LDK should not aim the psot of Assembly President (Gazeta Blic)

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Arben Gashi, Deputy of the Democratic League of Kosovo, stated that his party should not aim the position of the Assembly President, and that this post should be left to the Democratic Party of Kosovo. “It would have been good to consider this issue, because the country has entered a blockade and the blockade is […]

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Vetevendosje explains why they refused to join coalition block on the request for 127 (koha online)

By   2 hours ago

Vetevendosje Movement considers that the decision of the Constitutional Court was political and biased. Vetevendosje stresses in a press release that the ruling of the Constitutional Court has not brought any constitutional solution, but it only crystalized political dictate which starts from the Office of the outgoing Prime Minister to the courtroom, where justice should […]

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Veliu: No fallout with Vetevendosje (Gazeta Express)

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Member of Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) presidency, Agim Veliu, said there is no decision regarding breaking off the coalition with Vetevendosje. He said the party is engaged in moving forwards and not breaking alliances reached after elections. The other member of LDK presidency, Kujtim Shala, also denied the report that the coalition with Vetevendosje […]

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Thaci: I have no nostalgia for Belgrade (Telegrafi)

By   22 hours ago

Outgoing Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, continues to support the idea that Albanians leaders, including Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, should travel to Belgrade. In an interview for Radio Dukagjini, Thaci said that any time Kosovo is treated as a country, its representatives should take part in meetings such as the present one in Belgrade […]

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Isufi: Coalition agreement will not be revisited (Radio Free Europe)

By   22 hours ago

Deputy leader of the Alliance for Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ahmet Isufi, said in an interview that the agreement with Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) and Vetevendosje will not be reviewed and that the coalition is stable. Isufi said it is unfortunate that the President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, has not […]

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Thaci hails Ashton’s role in Brussels Agreement (Koha)

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, today met Catherine Ashton who is concluding her mandate as EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security. Thaci praised Ashton’s role in achieving the Brussels Agreement just as former Serbian Prime Minister, Ivica Dacic, did yesterday. “I met Baroness Ashton today in Brussels to discuss the political […]

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Hoxhaj: Kosovo will always be independent (indeksonline)

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The conference of the foreign ministers and ministers of economy of the Western Balkans countries has just started. They are expected to discuss regional cooperation and good economic governance. According to Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Conference is continuance of the Berlin Summit led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in August of this year. […]

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Where are the political analysts today, do they not see the results of the dialogue? (gazetaexpress)

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Ernst Reichel, Former German Ambassador in Pristina and current Envoy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Balkans, hailed yesterday’s developments, Kosovo’s membership at International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as traveling of the two Kosovo ministers to a regional meeting in Belgrade. Kosovo’s membership at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as participation of […]

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SNV: Rama’s statement is a threat (Radio Kontakt plus)

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Serb National Council (SNV) of northern Kosovo and Metohija, pointed out that the statement of the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, (that Serbia should formally recognize Kosovo as soon as possible, what will be better for Serbia and entire region) presents a threat and campaign of Greater Albania. SNV stated that now even the […]

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“The real life out of the media focus” (Radio KiM, Kontakt plus)

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Kosovo media have less freedom because they are exposed to pressures and threats, economically weak, and some are under the direct influence of the government, it was the conclusion of the debate in the Media Centre Caglavica. Editor in Chief of “Kontakt Plus” radio station in Mitrovica, Zeljko Tvrdisic believes that the key problem is […]

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“Trilateral Commission” might affect the situation in Serbia (Danas)

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Commenting on the significance of the Trilateral Commission, Dusan Proroković, executive director of the Centre for Strategic Alternatives said that globally there are at least fifty different theories related to the work of the Commission, but certainly it has a great importance in the world. “It is uncertain how the upcoming meeting will affect the […]

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UEFA gives Serbia victory over Albania – but no points (B92)

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BELGRADE — UEFA’s disciplinary commission has decided to award the canceled Serbia vs. Albania EURO 2016 qualifier to Serbia as a 3-0 victory.  However, Serbia has at the same time been docked three points. Serbian and Albanian football associations will have to pay EUR 100,000 each in fines, while the next two games Serbia’s national […]

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Polling station for minorities in Kosovska Mitrovica (TV Most)

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Deputy Secretary of the Serbian Republic Election Commission Veljko Odalovic said that beside 880 polling stations for elections of the National Councils of Minorities, an additional one will open in Kosovska Mitrovica. “Following the consent of the OSCE that this elections can take place in Kosovo too, a polling station will open in Kosovska Mitrovica […]

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Udovicic: I believe that IOC will review its decision on Kosovo (Politika)

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Serbian Minister for Sport and Youth Vanja Udovicic yesterday voiced hope that International Olympic Committee (IOC) will review once more its decision to grant a provisional membership in the IOC to Kosovo and open the path for the unilaterally declared state to participate at Olympic Games in Rio 2016. He particularly stressed that granting membership […]

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Drecun: Rama is trying to provoke Serbia (Tanjug)

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BELGRADE – Head of the Serbian parliament committee on Kosovo Milovan Drecun said on Thursday Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama was making extreme statements in an effort to make his visit to Serbia ss and place the blame for it on Serbia’s shoulders. “When Tirana sends messages that Serbia should renounce a part of its […]

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Hoxja: Visit to Belgrade a historic event (Tanjug)

By   22 hours ago

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj said today that visit, paid to Belgrade by Kosovo ministers on the occasion of an informal meeting of foreign and finance ministers of the West Balkan dedicated to economic management and cooperation in the region, is a historic event and confirmation of normalization of relations. Hoxhaj […]

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Sexist Textbook Angers Kosovo Women’s Groups (Balkan Insight)

By   52 mins ago

23 Oct 14 The University of Prishtina has said it will review its textbooks following an outcry over a Faculty of Law work that describes women rape victims as ‘usually immoral’. Nektar Zogjani BIRN Pristina NGOs in Kosovo are demanding the recall of a university textbook that makes light of women victims of sexual violence. […]

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Kosovo FM to go to Serbia for first time as tensions ease (AFP)

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Kosovo’s foreign minister Enver Hoxhaj said Wednesday he will attend a regional conference in Belgrade in his first such visit since the territory unilaterally seceded from Serbia in 2008. “This visit is an indicator of the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia as two independent and sovereign states,” Hoxhaj said in a statement. While […]

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Kosovo granted provisional Olympic recognition by IOC (Reuters)

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Kosovo is on track to take part in its first ever Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after the region in the Balkans was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday. It could now achieve full membership as early as the IOC session in December, the IOC said in a […]

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IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: spokesman (Reuters)

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6:21am EDTBELGRADE (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition on Wednesday, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials. “We can confirm that Kosovo will be addressed at the Executive Board (later on Wednesday),” IOC spokesman Mark Adams told Reuters. The Serbian Olympic Committee […]

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Our Demons Won in Serbia-Albania Match (Balkan Insight)

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22 Oct 14 For the sake of our own future, we Kosovo Albanians need to liberate ourselves from a destructive obsession with Serbia. Mikra Krasniqi Pristina I was sitting across the table from a Rwandan government official in an office overlooking Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. After talking business for a while—I was there as […]

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Kosovo-Serbia Talks Need Reviving, Report Says (Balkan Insight)

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22 Oct 14 New momentum is needed in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue after the timeout caused by elections in both countries, a report by Kosovo and Slovak think tanks suggests. Nektar Zogjani BIRN Pristina A new joint report by two think tanks has urged the governments of Serbia and Kosovo to revitalise the stalled EU-led dialogue […]

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Serbian Police Official to Be Jailed in Germany (Balkan Insight)

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22 Oct 14 Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic will be sent to a German prison to serve his 18-year sentence for war crimes against Albanians in Kosovo. Marija Ristic BIRN Belgrade The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia announced on Tuesday that Djordjevic, who was convicted of the murder and persecution […]

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Before and after the Serbia-Albania match that became a riot: In the Balkans, football rivalries really run deep (The Independent)

By   3 days ago

The chant from the Serbian fans was, “Gas chamber for the Albanians”. The Albanians replied, “We are better thieves than you and we f*** your sisters”. This was at a football match at Skopje, in 1999; the Kosovo conflict was raging and feelings were running high. Drunken skirmishes followed in the streets. At the time […]

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