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UNMIK Headlines 01 September

By   13 hours ago

• Bloc to gather on its own if Assembly session not held this week (Koha)
• Assembly Speaker will depend on discussions with other parties (Epoka)
• Haliti: We are meeting with LDK officials (Zeri)
• Tahiri: Changes do not affect the dialogue process (Epoka e Re)
• Kosovar jihadist arrested at airport, returned to Kosovo (Lajm)
• Thaci & Haradinaj welcome new EU leadership (Lajm)

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UNMIK Headlines 30 August

By   2 days ago

UN SC values Kosovo war against extremism (dailies)
Anti-constitutional internationals (Koha Ditore)
EULEX determined to implement its mandate (Tribuna)
Coalition Block does not want a consensual prime minister (Tribuna)
Gashi: If LAN does not give in, we will go for elections (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 29 August

By   4 days ago

• UN chief: Pristina and Belgrade must continue dialogue (Epoka e Re)
• President Jahjaga calls on MPs to resolve the situation (Bota Sot)
• U.S.: Decisions of the Constitutional Court must be respected (Koha)
• Haziri: Bloc will not withdraw, we have three more options (Epoka e Re)
• Grabovci: We are not buying MPs (Lajm)
• Vetevendosje: The Constitutional Court has buried democracy (Koha)
• Merkel, Balkan’s hope (Epoka e Re)
• Two dead after armed confrontation at Kosovo – Serbia border (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 28 August

By   5 days ago

• Haradinaj: Political deadlock will be solved in next Assembly session (Koha)
• PDK expects split in the LDK (RTK)
• Krasniqi: Court decision is politically-motivated and corrupt (RTK)
• Vetevendosje’s Molliqaj indicates anti-PDK protests (Koha)
• EULEX will not stop cooperating with northerners (Tribuna)
• An Albanian wounded in Kosovo-Serbia border (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 27 August

By   6 days ago

• Jahjaga calls on all parties to respect Court’s decision (Tribuna)
• Grabovci: Opposition MPs will vote in favor of PDK (Koha)
• Opposition bloc surprised by Constitutional Court’s decision (Lajm)
• Vetevendosje: Court guided by outgoing Prime Minister (Tribuna)
• Gjini: Crime has “captured” the Constitutional Court (Lajm)
• Kosovo-Serbia issue to be discussed in Berlin (Epoka e Re)
• Rinkevics: NATO-Kosovo dialogue is possible (Epoka e Re)
• Six terror suspects released (Epoka e Re)
• Northerners threaten EULEX again (Kosovapress)

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UNMIK Headlines 26 August

By   7 days ago

• Merkel: No EU membership without reforms, rule of law (Kosova Sot)
• Thaci starts meetings with political parties (Lajm)
• Mustafa: We’re not giving up, we’re the majority (Epoka e Re)
• Opposition bloc won’t give up on Assembly Speaker post (Lajm)
• Jahjaga: Kosovo to be included in visa liberalization (Zeri)
• Serbia is violating neighborhood principles (Tribuna)
• Families want reburial to be postponed (Tribuna)
• Investments in Kosovo in Yugoslav times remain a mystery (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 August

By   1 week ago

• Ashton: Dialogue should continue (Epoka e Re)
• Opposition coalition: Assembly Speaker post or new elections (Koha)
• Elections are not convenient for anyone (Epoka e Re)
• Organizations funded by Islamic countries (Zeri)
• Intensified efforts for Kosovo’s telephone code (Lajm)
• AKI official accused of threatening news website owner (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 August

By   1 week ago

• Thaci: Constitutional Court decision opens way to the “New Mission (dailies)
• Mustafa: The winners are those who have thenumbers at the Assembly (dailies)
• Cliff: Serbian List in the government, but not as determinant factor (Koha)
• Serbia rushes to hand over 16 Albanian mortal remains (Koha)
• The UN Security Council session for Kosovo, on 29 August (Epoka)

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The Berlin Summit (Kosova Sot)

By   3 days ago

The paper’s front-page editorial notes that the Berlin Summit has strengthened Kosovo’s hope for a clear European future. “However, there is a list of requirements that must be met on the long path toward the European Union. Reforms, rule of law, dialogue, good neighborly relations, respect for human rights, are all tasks that every country […]

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The Court is asking what was the writer trying to say? (kohaonline)

By   5 days ago

According to columnist Halil Matoshi, the Constitutional Court has not offered a solution, in the contrary it crated a total confusion on the possibilities to create new institutions. Matoshi claims that the Constitutional Court in a way legitimized the intentions of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), to create new institutions by force. “Therefore, we […]

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Make your move, President! (Kosova Sot)

By   5 days ago

The paper’s front-page editorial suggests that in the current circumstances where the positions of political parties are clear, the President of Kosovo, in line with the Constitution, must summon parliamentary parties to a roundtable. “Despite her weaknesses, President Atifete Jahjaga must find the strength to encourage dialogue and find a compromise solution. So far, the […]

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Balkans prime ministers, highways and Merkel (Koha)

By   1 week ago

Brussels-based correspondent Augustin Palokaj argues in his opinion piece that Germany has realized that neither it nor the European Union will benefit from the isolation of the Balkans. “This is why Germany has assumed a leading role in efforts to help the development of the region. But while [German Chancellor] Merkel tries to raise as […]

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“The father” of the PDK! (Zeri)

By   2 weeks ago

Editor Lavdim Hamidi writes that there are many people who think that after listening to the arguments of political parties in the first hearing session, Enver Hasani, president of the Constitutional Court, will make a decision in favor of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). “The first question that arises in this situation is why […]

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Messages from the north (Kosova Sot)

By   2 weeks ago

The paper’s front-page editorial notes that Thaci’s government managed to sign the agreement for normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, but the part about the judiciary was not finalized due to Belgrade’s tendency to create an ethnic division among Kosovo courts. “In the north, extremist individuals and groups have not stopped their activities and […]

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Buying time (Tribuna)

By   2 weeks ago

Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, member of the presidency of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), argues in her opinion piece that the LDK was always open for cooperation with parliamentary parties but that cooperation with the current leadership of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) is absolutely impossible. “In the current political circumstances, where the PDK cannot […]

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The Constitutional Court is not the government (Koha)

By   2 weeks ago

Political analyst Halil Matoshi criticizes the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) for the current political stalemate. He argues that new elections are not the right solution for the political crisis, “and if the PDK keeps insisting on new elections, the international factor will say NO to the idea”. “The PDK, aware that no political party […]

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Haradinaj: If the session is not called for this week, we will collect 40 signatures (RTKlive)

By   8 hours ago

Leaders of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK),  Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA)  met today to discuss the preparations for the Kosovo Assembly session, where the speaker of the Assembly is expected to be elected. Ramush Haradinaj, leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, said after […]

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Prime Minister in charge, Hashim Thaci participated today in the opening of professional school in Shtime/Stimlje (GazetaExpress)

By   8 hours ago

Kosovo Prime Minister in charge Hashim Thaçi wrote in his Facebook account that he participated today in the opening of professional school in Stimje/Stimlje and that he informed the participants that in the coming days he expects the Assembly to come together and to be established the new government. According to him, “immediately it will […]

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Farina: Warriors outside the country, not only a Kosovo phenomenon (gazetaexpress)

By   9 hours ago

 The outgoing Commander of the peacekeeping forces in Kosovo, General Salvatore Farina, said today during a press conference in Pristina that foreign warriors in Middle East, are not a phenomenon only in Kosovo, but in all western countries. During his last meeting with journalists from the position of the KFOR Commander, General Farina said that […]

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Three brothers attacked in Mitrovica from unidentified persons (RTKlive)

By   3 days ago

The dead person and other injured persons are brothers reports Kosovapress, one 19 years old, 17 and 16 years old. Three of them Albanians with surname Ibrahimi. The youngest one just arrived in Pristina hospital. Kosovapress sources say that they went for logging of firewood and that one person with a Serb uniform has shot […]

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Parallel structures continue functioning in the north, now in a formal manner (kohaonline)

By   3 days ago

Parallel courts continue functioning in the north together with the illegal formation “civilian defense,” which is successor of one of the paramilitary formations in that part known as “The bridge watchers.” The 19 April agreement of 2013, reached during the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade and mediated by Brussels, was considered a major achievement, especially with […]

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Serbia requests urgent meeting with EULEX and KFOR (kohaonline)

By   4 days ago

Media report that Nebojsa Stefanovic, Minister of Internal Affairs of Serbia, has requested an urgent meeting with representatives of EULEX and KFOR, after the attack at the security zone of Kursumlia. “I expect to hold a meeting in the following days in Belgrade,” he said. “The attack” at the border between Kosovo and Serbia remains […]

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Nitan: Serbia in EU only after recognition of Kosovo (Kohaonline)

By   5 days ago

Ditmar Nitan, Deputy of the German Bundestag from the Social-Democratic Party (CDU), said for Deutche Welle that Serbia could become an EU member the earliest within five years and that at the final stage of its membership, Belgrade will have to face the fact that EU membership is possible only with the recognition of Kosovo. […]

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Security Council to debate on Kosovo on 29 August, Hoxhaj and Dacic to attend (Koha)

By   6 days ago

The United Nations Security Council will discuss the Secretary General’s quarterly report on Kosovo on 29 August. UN chief Ban Ki-moon will call on Pristina and Belgrade to resume dialogue on outstanding issues as soon as possible. The Kosovo delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj, who will call on Security Council member […]

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New SLS election board in Gnjilane/Gjilan (KIM radio)

By   9 hours ago

The new board of the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) has been established in Gnjilane/Gjilan, headed by Dejan Stankovic. Following the election of the board’s chairperson, Stankovic said that “new team of people is ready to work and fight, with dedication, enthusiasm and constructive ideas, for better, safer and more successful Gnjilane and surrounding”. “Potential of […]

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Petrovic not excluding new elections (KIM radio)

By   9 hours ago

The outgoing Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Slobodan Petrovic has voiced expectation that a way will be found for election of the Kosovo assembly speaker, even though he didn’t exclude the possibility of new parliamentary elections. Petrovic said in Leposavić/Leposaviq that after the decision of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo “everything is completely clear” with […]

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Amnesty: Serbia, Kosovo to conduct investigation on missing (Tanjug)

By   10 hours ago

NEW YORK – On the International Day of the Disappeared, August 30, Amnesty International urges authorities in Serbia and Kosovo to carry out prompt, independent, effective and impartial investigations against those suspected of enforced disappearances and abductions committed before, during and after the international armed conflict in Kosovo in 1999. U.S.-based international human rights organisation […]

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Janjic: ZSO is possible preparation for the partition of Kosovo (RTK2)

By   10 hours ago

Belgrade expects that Pristina will end post-election processes in due time, in order to enable the establishment of the Community of Serbian municipalities (ZSO), said Ivica Dacic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. In a statement for RTK2, political analyst Dusan Janjic said that current emphasizing of Serbian politicians that ZSO should include only Serbian […]

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Warrants for arrest of Stevan Vulovic, Slavisa Ristic (Kontakt plus radio, Tanjug)

By   10 hours ago

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Acting EULEX Chief Joelle Vachter stated on Sunday that warrants have been issued for the arrest of Zubin Potok Mayor Stevan Vulovic and former mayor Slavisa Ristic. In an interview for the Mitrovica-based Kontakt Plus radio, Vachter said that Vulovic is suspected of organising escape of several arrestees, while Ristic is charged […]

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SNV: The lie that there are no “secret lists” (KiM radio, NMagazin)

By   10 hours ago

Representatives of the Serbian National Council consider that Acting Head of EULEX Joelle Vachter confirmed the claim on secret list for Serbs’ arrest with the statement on issuance of warrants for the arrest of Stevan Vulovic and Slavisa Ristic. “At the same time, Ms. Vachter by the statement, refuted all previous statements of various EULEX […]

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With peaceful protests against the arbitrariness of EULEX (TV Most)

By   3 days ago

Political and security situation in northern Kosovo is increasingly unstable, rated today councillors of  four Municipal Assemblies at the meeting convened by emergency procedure. Having concluded that “EULEX is acting contrary to the entrusted mandate and contrary to the objectives of the international community,” councillors concluded that EULEX with its activity in last few months […]

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We must not forget the missing (IRS)

By   3 days ago

In the region of former Yugoslavia, many years after the wars, no light has been shed yet on the fate of 11,175 persons, 4,022, i.e. one third of whom are Serbs, it was emphasized at a press conference of the Coordination of Serbian Associations of the Families of Persons Missing or Killed in Wars in […]

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Kosovo pays homage to Hillary Clinton with a clothing shop (The Independent)

By   8 hours ago

The boutique is a hot spot in Pristina, selling tailored skirts, trousers and blazers Linda Sharkey Friday, 29 August 2014 Who would have imagined? Right at the tiny corner of Europe, in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, there is a clothing shop that pays homage to Hillary Clinton. She might not be known for her fashion sense, […]

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Pakistan, Kosovo heads of state hold first-ever meeting (Daily Times)

By   8 hours ago

August 29, 2014, 7:31 pm ANKARA – President Mamnoon Hussain and Republic of Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga met here in Turkey on Friday in their first highest-level meeting between heads of the state from the two friendly countries. Pakistan formally recognised the Republic of Kosovo in December 2012 which was followed by a visit of […]

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A Kosovo Mother’s Plea: ‘Bring My Boy Back’ — From Syria (RFE)

By   8 hours ago

A Kosovo Mother’s Plea: ‘Bring My Boy Back’ — From Syria By Konsushevci Arton and Luke Johnson September 01, 2014 PRISTINA – Pranvera Abazi thought that her husband, Arben, and eight-year-old son, Erion, were going on a weekend trip to Rugova, a popular gorge in Kosovo. But three days after they left the family’s house in Pristina on […]

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Yugoslav General to Serve War Crimes Term in Finland (Balkan Insight)

By   5 days ago

27 Aug 14 Former Yugoslav Army general Nebojsa Pavkovic, convicted of murders and deportations in Kosovo in 1999, will serve his 22-year sentence in Finland, rather than in Serbia as Belgrade would like. Milka Domanovic BIRN Belgrade The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced on Tuesday that former Yugoslav Army general Nebojsa […]

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Kosovo mother appeals for return of 8-year-old son from Syria (Xinhua)

By   6 days ago

Aug 27,2014 PRISTINA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — Pranvera Abazi, 30, from Kosovo capital Pristina was shocked when she saw photos of her 8-year-old son Erion among ISIS fighters in Syria. Images showed the little boy among other children and ISIS fighters, holding up a finger – a symbolism of the Mighty God – and with […]

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Kosovo Serb Leader Pleads Innocent to War Crimes (Balkan Insight)

By   6 days ago

6 Aug 14 Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic pleaded not guilty to committing war crimes during the Kosovo conflict and inciting the murder of Albanians during clashes that erupted afterwards. Gordana Andric BIRN Belgrade “I’m absolutely not guilty,” Ivanovic told the first hearing in the war crimes case against him in the northern Kosovo […]

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Kosovo Optimistic About Joint Border Crossings (Balkan Insight)

By   6 days ago

26 Aug 14 Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister has predicted that joint border controls with Serbia, in line with the agreement on Integrated Border Management, will soon be up and running. Nektar Zogjani BIRN Pristina Edita Tahiri, Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Kosovo delegation in the EU-led Belgrade-Pristina talks, said the construction of […]

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Jihad ‘Made in Kosovo’ (DW)

By   1 week ago

Over the span of two days, 43 Islamic extremists were arrested in Kosovo. Dozens more are under watch, both at home and in the Middle East. As fears of terror attacks grow, Kosovo is clamping down. The act that triggered the largest police action in Kosovo since the war in 1999 was terrible and barbaric. […]

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