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UNMIK Headlines 18 April

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• Opposition parties to protest today (dailies)
• EU: In case of Thaci’s visit, Belgrade to respect Brussels Agreement (dailies)
• Special court to be voted in May (Zeri)
• Kurti: I am not anti-American (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 17 April

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• Jacobson: UN to set up special court if Kosovo Assembly fails to (Kosova Sot)
• Mustafa, Vucic to meet in Brussels on Tuesday (Koha)
• Opposition parties say Saturday protest will be peaceful (Zeri)
• Kurti: Protests, until the state is free (Zeri)
• Blerim Shala, coordinator for the dialogue (Zeri)
• Report confirms failure to address corruption in Kosovo (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 16 April

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• Mustafa: Problems to be resolved in institutions not the streets (Bota Sot)
• Ymeri: Government trying to suppress peaceful protests (Bota Sot)
• Arifaj: Thaci ready to go to Belgrade (Epoka e Re)
• Serbian List waiting for Mustafa’s invitation (Zeri)
• Jahjaga and EUSR call for establishment of special court (Zeri)
• U.S. embassy welcomes Constitutional Court’s decision on special court (Zeri)
• Ombudsperson accuses government institutions of irresponsibility (dailies)
• Mustafa: Signing of the Brezovica contract, successful (Epoka e Re)
• Teachers to begin strike as of next week (Koha Ditore)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 April

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• EU: No corruption in EULEX (dailies)
• Thaci to visit Belgrade on 24 April (Koha)
• Ymeri: LDK, a stakeholder in the capturing of the state (Koha)
• Haradinaj: There will be no protest if the price of electricity drops (Zeri)
• Vetevendosje “seals off” the Constitutional Court (Zeri)
• Police action in Mitrovica, nine arrested (Kosova Press)
• Chaos in the north (Zeri)
• Search teams fail to recover body from River Iber (Kosovapress)
• Government signs concession agreement for Brezovica ski resort (dailies)
• Over 230 persons from Kosovo fighting alongside ISIS (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 14 April

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• Opposition: 18 April protest will be peaceful (dailies)
• Serb paramilitaries will become prison guards (Koha)
• Thaci: No room for terrorists in Kosovo (Zeri)
• European Parliament supports Kosovo’s integration (Zeri)
• EULEX, an erroneous administration (Zeri)
• Derguti: Kosovo is being ethnically divided even in security sector (Epoka)
• Search ongoing for 17 year-old missing in Mitrovica North (dailies)
• Tensions in the north (Kosova Sot)
• Grenade attack at the police station in Zubin Potok (KosovaPress)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 April

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• Opposition leaders to meet today (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo and US to reach extradition agreement (Zeri)
• Hodzic: Teenagers behind incidents in the north (Zeri)
• Two persons wounded in a Mitrovica North brawl (Kosovapress)

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UNMIK Headlines 11 April

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• Thaci confirms international intervention in creation of past governments (Koha)
• Mustafa: Removal of the barricade, up to internationals (Koha)
• Serbs back to work in Kosovo Customs (RTK)
• Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes about EULEX’s failures (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 10 April

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• Thaci: Every country in the region has a Mitrovica (Zeri)
• Preteni: Judiciary, inefficient in combating corruption (Koha)
• Haliti criticizes PM Mustafa and KSF Commander Rama (Epoka)
• Vlora Citaku, the new Kosovo Ambassador in the U.S. (Zeri)
• Maric returns to work (Zeri)
• Gashi: Only in mafia states are bank accounts kept secret (RTK)

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     Kosovo is drowning. Now what? (Koha Ditore)

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    The opinion piece of the editor in chief of this daily, Agron Bajrami, which was initially published in the Montenegrin daily Vjesti, comes as a response to the statement of the World Bank Director, Jan Peter Olters, who criticized publicly Kosovo politicians for not being able to change the difficult socio-economic situation in Kosovo for […]

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    Why should we be more and more persistent (Gazeta Blic)

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     Albert Mustafa writes in his opinion peace today that Albanians are often exhorted if emotionally moved, as it was the case with the insult of the former Serb minister Jablanovic, or the Trepca case. Even though this is a good sign, he writes, “we should also prove that we are also a visionary population and […]

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    Where have you been during the last 15 years? (Kosova Sot)

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    The front page editorial  of this daily criticizes the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), respectively its leaders, Hashim Thaci and Kadri Veseli, for lacking to initiate earlier a judicial procedure against Serbia for damages and crimes in Kosovo.  “Why didn’t you bother earlier to address the consequences of violence, massacres, burnings and destructions that Belgrade […]

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    The historical momentum for the people (Kosova Sot)

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    According to the front page editorial of this daily, Kosovo people were never represented in a dignifying manner, they were always oppressed by the officials, starting from the most insignificant ones to the chief executive. “Government officials manipulated extremely with the trust of the citizens, with the hope of the people, expectations and future of […]

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    Head of EULEX Mission, Gabriele Meucci: EULEX’s Ps and Qs (Koha, Tribuna, Gazeta Blic)

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    Several news agencies carry today the opinion piece of the EULEX’s Head of the Mission, Gabriele Meucci, distributed to the media on Wednesday. See below the full op-ed as written by Meucci: There is a lot of debate about the origin of the English expression “Mind your Ps and Qs.”  Some say that it originally referred to Pints and Quarts, […]

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    The wasted opportunity to create the Kosovo army (Koha)

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    Political analyst Halil Matoshi argues in an opinion piece that if the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) led by Isa Mustafa had said “yes” to another mandate of reserved seats for minority communities in the Kosovo Assembly last year, the Kosovo Army would be a reality today and its troops would be executing the orders […]

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    Do not keep your mouth shut (Kosova Sot)

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    The front-page editorial of this daily notes that accumulation of dissatisfaction during the  past two governments, “Thaci 1 and 2,” have created an explosive situation. At that time, continues the editorial,  the attention was intentionally withdrawn from internal economic and social problems to the international relations, dialogue with Serbia, recognitions etc. and now, this ticking […]

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    European Union, neither strict nor fair to Kosovo (Koha Ditore)

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    Besa Shahini, analyst with the European Stability Initiative think tank, writes in an opinion piece that it is difficult to actually pinpoint whether technical criteria of the visa liberalization process are being implemented in Kosovo as the assessment from the European Commission contains a vague vocabulary. The latest assessment of July 2014 speaks about the […]

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      Opposition parties’ action in front of government building (KosovaPress)

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      Dozens of activists of the three opposition parties, the Vetevendosje Movement, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo and Initiative for Kosovo, on Friday developed an action in front of the government building, placing a picture of Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Hashim Thaci holding a hammer with a picture of Justice Minister […]

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      Veseli: Rhetoric aside, Kosovo and Albania to cooperate concretely (Telegrafi)

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      Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli said it is final time for Kosovo-Albania rhetoric of brotherly love to be left aside and the for the two countries to focus on concrete cooperation and action. Veseli made the comments after a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Albania.

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      The illegals will monitor Mitrovica bridges 24/7 (Kosovapress)

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      Starting today, the four bridges over the Iber River that divides the city of Mitrovica, will be monitored 24/7 by the Kosovo Police station in the north, members of the so-called Civil Protection and members of the Serbian Ministry of Interior Affairs. Unnamed sources told the news site that these structures will monitor all individuals […]

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      Tahiri discusses migration during Brussels visit (Telegrafi)

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      A Kosovo delegation led by Minister for Dialogue Edita Tahiri has participated at the second meeting on irregular migration held in Brussels under the auspices of the European Commission. A press release issued by the Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo notes that European Commission representatives said Kosovo authorities displayed efficient engagement in preventing […]

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      Kosovo’s independent task force also dealing with corruption at EULEX (Koha)

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      Koha online has published the press release of the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor which notes that “regarding the recently published report of the independent expert, Jean-Paul Jacqué, the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor would like to thank Mr. Jacqué, for his work and efforts. At the same time there is a need to emphasize […]

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      Hyseni and Gnatovskyy discuss prisoners’ treatment in Kosovo (KosovaPress)

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      Kosovo’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Skender Hyseni, accompanied by the Director of the Kosovo Police, Shpend Maxhuni met on Thursday with President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), Mykola Gnatovskyy. At the meeting special attention was paid to the treatment of persons in police custody, prison conditions and prison health care. […]

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      Thaci and Dacic to attend a conference in The Hague (Koha)

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      Foreign Ministers of Kosovo and Serbia, Hashim Thaci and Ivica Dacic, are among more than 40 other world officials taking part in the two-day Global Conference on Cyberspace beginning today in The Hague. The conference will be opened by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and will also be attended by EU High Representative for Foreign […]

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      Thaci indicates 18 April opposition protest will be violent (Kallxo.com)

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      Kosovo’s Principal Deputy Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, indicated today during the Kosovo government meeting that the 18 April protest by the opposition will be violent. “I want to emphasize that announcing a violent protest is the worst possible message for the current political and institutional circumstances and for Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic prospects,” Thaci said. “Political rights […]

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        EU: Respect procedure envisaged in Brussels agreement (Blic, Tanjug)

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        BRUSSELS – The EU expects the procedure envisaged in the Brussels agreement to be respected in case of the announced visit of Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs Hasim Taci to Belgrade, spokesperson of the High EU representatives for foreign affairs and security policy Maja Kocijancic stated on Friday. In the dialogue on normalisation of relations, […]

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        Survival or disappearance (RTK2)

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        Serbian national forum (SNF) presented at a round table the draft platform which identified the major strategic issues for the Serbian community in Kosovo. They believe that solving these problems is necessary for the survival of Serbs in Kosovo and invite Serbian institutions to do more. The sale and confiscation of property owned by Serbs, […]

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        Serbia is doing everything to help the Serbs in Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio)

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        Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy, Aleksandra Nikolic said in Mitrovica that Serbia despite the limited economic resources does everything to help the Serbs in Kosovo. “The needs are enormous and the possibilities are limited and what is worst in economic terms much less. It has nothing to do with the relationship of Serbia […]

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        Serbs request law and order from police in northern Kosovo (RTK2)

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        Leaders of local administration in northern Kosovo requested yesterday from Kosovo Police a concrete measures for the stabilization of situation in North Mitrovica following the range of incidents in that town during the Easter. Statement issued from the cabinet of the Mayor of North Mitrovica, Goran Rakić, says that meeting with the representative of Kosovo […]

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        Energy, telecommunication and A/CSM on the agenda (Danas)

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        Prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vucic and Isa Mustafa, are supposed to continue the dialogue in Brussels on 21 April, at the margins of the meeting of prime minster of Western Balkans with the officials of the European Union over investments in the infrastructure in this part of Europe, learned Danas. According to […]

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        Wood thieves from Kosovo tried to enter Serbia proper (RTK2)

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        Serbian gendarmerie prevented today another attempt of wood stilling along the administrative line with Kosovo. In the area of the village Vasiljevac in Kursumlija Municipality Serbian gendarmerie spotted a group of wood thieves who escaped after gendarmes fired several shots in the air, Tanjug learned in the Ministry of Interior (MUP) of Serbia. MUP communicated […]

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        Kerry sends letter to Nikolic on behalf of Obama (RTS)

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        United States Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter on behalf of U.S. President Barack Obama to the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, saying that the U.S.-Serbia relations are growing stronger and following an upward trend. The U.S. agrees with President Nikolic’s assessment that the role of Serbia, both regionally and globally, has changed […]

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        Jablanović: Mustafa should call Serbs in institutions (Blic)

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        President of the Serbian List Aleksandar Jablanović said that Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustava should invite representatives of that list for a discussion, if he wants return of the Serbs to Kosovo institutions. As he said, meeting with the Kosovo Prime Minister will be probably held after the protest which is scheduled for tomorrow. Jablanović […]

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          Serbia says it will arrest Kosovo minister if he goes to Belgrade conference (Reuters)

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          Serbia warned on Thursday it would arrest the foreign minister of its former province of Kosovo for alleged terrorism if he turns up in Belgrade next week to attend a conference. Hashim Thaci, who led a guerrilla insurgency against Serbia in the late 1990s, has been invited to the conference on reconciliation in the Serbian […]

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          Serbia has to recognise Kosovo, impose sanctions against Russia (IBNA)

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          Serbia is faced with two very hard preconditions considering its path towards the membership in the European Union. The first is the recognition of Kosovo’s independence and the second – imposing economic sanctions against Russia, German political analyst Bodo Weber warned today. In the interview to Serbian tabloid Kurir, Weber underlined that Serbia would get […]

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          Possible visit by Kosovo’s Thaci puts old foe Serbia in a bind (Reuters)

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          (Reuters) – Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci, who led a guerrilla insurgency against Serbia, hopes to pay a landmark visit to Belgrade next week for a conference, an adviser said on Thursday, despite calls for his arrest.  Serbian politicians have long branded Thaci a war criminal for his role in Kosovo’s 1998-99 conflict…Read more

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          Kosovo and Bosnia: the EU’s Iraq

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          Tara McCormack author and lecturer It’s not just Iraq that has been destroyed by Western intervention. 13 April 2015 It is now widely accepted that the 2003 intervention in Iraq was disastrous, with many commentators arguing that the lack of any kind of forward planning and military policy exacerbated religious and ethnic tensions there. But […]

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          Green light for Kosovo war crimes court (Anadolu Agency)

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          The Constitutional Court of Kosovo green-lighted Wednesday the establishment of a war crimes court. The court in question is expected to try alleged crimes committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army during theKosovo war from the period of Jan, 1, 1998 to Dec. 31, 2000. The amendment validating the establishment of the war crimes court will […]

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          Report Criticizes EU Kosovo Mission’s Handling of Corruption Allegations (WSJ)

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          The European Union’s law-and-order mission in Kosovo didn’t attempt to cover up allegations of corruption in its own ranks, but its handling of the accusations has damaged the credibility of the bloc’s largest civilian operation outside the EU, according to an expert report. The report, commissioned by the EU’s foreign-policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and presented on Tuesday, […]

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          Expert criticizes EU’s handling of Kosovo corruption allegations (Reuters)

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          A French law professor criticized on Tuesday the European Union’s handling of corruption allegations involving an EU mission in Kosovo, the bloc’s biggest civilian mission abroad. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked Jean-Paul Jacque to investigate last November after allegations emerged in the media that the EU mission had covered up evidence of bribe-taking […]

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          A “Great Fear” in Kosovo (Huffington Post)

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          The global Muslim community is suffering a deep crisis. The failure of the “Arab Spring” led, most prominently, to horrendous bloodletting in Syria. In this carnage, both the Damascus dictatorship of Bashar Al-Assad, which is supported by the Iranian regime, and the ultra-Wahhabi “Islamic State” that opposes the civil resistance to Bashar, are guilty. Syrian, […]

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