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UNMIK Headlines 13 February

By   6 hours ago

• No Assembly session prior to 17 February (Klan Kosova)
• Opposition: Thaci’s career depends on the LDK (Koha Ditore)
• Delawie: Political crisis in Kosovo is manufactured (dailies/VoA)
• Mustafa: No one can diminish the celebration of independence (Kosovapress)
• EU welcomes the agreement on new premises for the Ombudsperson (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 12 February

By   1 day ago

• Kurz: Opposition to renounce violence (dailies)
• Government seeks to elect new president before 17 February (Koha Ditore)
• Haliti: President must be elected in accordance with Constitution (RTK)
• Ymeri: Vetevendosje ready to run with a joint ballot (Epoka e Re)
• Haradinaj: Elections are not thirst for power (Epoka e Re)
• Viets: Liberalization of visas is close (Epoka e Re)
• Ombudsperson wants Serbia to pay back pensions to Kosovo citizens (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 11 February

By   2 days ago

• Mustafa calls for dialogue, commends Haradinaj (Bota Sot)
• Opposition: Together until new elections (dailies)
• Haradinaj forecasts imminent announcement of elections (Koha)
• US, Germany against early elections in Kosovo (Zeri)
• Vetevendosje wants to remove government through protests (Koha)
• Haradinaj: Vetevendosje’s statements, unimportant (Epoka e Re)
• Rexhepi: UNMIK Police used excessive force against protesters in 2007 (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 10 February

By   3 days ago

• Delawie: Kosovo at the brink due to political deadlock (Kallxo/RTK)
• Ymeri: Haradinaj made a mistake by going to Jahjaga’s meeting (Zeri)
• Haradinaj says he will not go to Jahjaga’s meetings anymore (Zeri)
• Tahiri: Association depends on dissolving of parallel structures (Epoka e Re)
• Around 71% of Kosovars find the Association/Community damaging (Koha)
• “Destination of church at University campus cannot be changed” (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 9 February

By   4 days ago

• US: Early elections would not change the government (Koha)
• Jahjaga thanks leaders for attending her meeting (RTK)
• Veseli: People expect a solution from elected representatives (media)
• Mustafa: Opposition better admit it rallies behind false cause (Kosovapress)
• “Elections, the only way out from the crisis” (Epoka e Re)
• Ymeri: Protests will resolve Kosovo crisis (Zeri)
• Fule: Assembly should not be the place of military manoeuvres (Epoka e Re)
• European Commission concerned over politicization of boards (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 8 February

By   5 days ago

• Opposition divided over the meeting with Jahjaga (Epoka e Re)
• Caushi accuses Haradinaj for “flirting” with Mustafa and Thaci (Bota Sot)
• NISMA: Jahjaga’s meeting to prepare presidential elections (Telegrafi)
• Deda: Even enemies discuss (Klan Kosova)
• KDI: Accept President Jahjaga’s invitation (dailies)
• FYROM’s Foreign Minister to visit Kosovo today (Epoka e Re)
• North Mitrovica University functions under Serbia’s laws and budget (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 6 February

By   1 week ago

• Jahjaga invites parliamentary parties to meet on Monday (Koha Ditore)
• Government admits that criterias for visa liberalization are not fulfilled (Koha Ditore)
• Delawie, Zbogar support Jahjaga’s invitation to political parties (Bota Sot)
• Viets: Read the Resolution of the European Parliament (dailies)
• Kurti: Mustafa’s and Thaci’s way lead to Balkans war (Kosova Sot)

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UNMIK Headlines 5 February

By   1 week ago

• European Parliament adopts resolution on Kosovo (dailies)
• Government of Kosovo welcomes EP resolution (Kosovapress)
• Breedlove: KAF, in accordance with neighbors (dailies)
• Ban: Constitutional Court’s decision, important step (RTK)
• Serbia’s elections in Kosovo according to model applied in 2014 (Koha Ditore)
• Sahatqija: Visa liberalization during this year (Tribuna Channel)
• Kosovo Police raids offices of Klina mayor (dailies)

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    Friends should support change (Kosova Sot)

    By   1 day ago

    The front-page editorial of the paper says that population in Kosovo will eternally be appreciative for the support of international friends, especially the U.S. and the EU, on investments, declaration of independence, recognition and membership in international organizations. “It is not their fault that our politicians are corrupt and have damaged the state, become wealthy through public funds, […]

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    Ramush Haradinaj’s burden (Koha Ditore)

    By   2 days ago

    Today, Adriatik Kelmendi praised the leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, for participating in the meeting called by the President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, in an attempt to find a solution to the political crisis. “To reach a situation that is beneficial for all, often one must act courageously, despite the danger […]

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    Mr. Mustafa, offer a solution to the homeland (Koha Ditore)

    By   3 days ago

    According to the writer of this opinion piece, Halil Matoshi, the President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, cannot succeed in overcoming the political crisis in Kosovo considering that she has served the Democratic Party of Kosovo and Hashim Thaci for almost two mandates. He views her leadership as pitiful. Matoshi believes that Isa Mustafa and his party should sacrifice themselves […]

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    Clash and rule (Kosova Sot)

    By   4 days ago

    The front page editorial of the paper says that yesterday’s meeting between party leaders at the office of the President did not offer anything new, instead, it only proved that the governing coalition has no intention to compromise with opposition, and that protests throughout Kosovo remain the only solution. According to Kosova Sot, the President failed […]

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    President, what are you waiting for? (Kosova Sot)

    By   5 days ago

    The front page of the paper says that new elections in Kosovo are unavoidable because “all the other alternatives to overcome the political crisis, created since the establishment of an insatiable government of elephants, and later the signing of the anti-constitutional agreements, have been exhausted.”  Kosova Sot further notes that based on the Constitution, the power to dissolve the […]

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    Waiting for a clash (Lajmi)

    By   1 week ago

    Kosovo Assembly MP and columnist for Lajmi news website, Blerim Shala, claims that Kosovo’s political class is not concerned with what will become of society once the Stabilization and Association Agreement starts to be implemented and visa liberalization is granted, or what will happen when the special court becomes operational, and how Kosovo will  face the security challenges and […]

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    Okay, we should hold elections. Then what? (Koha Ditore)

    By   1 week ago

    KTV’s Editor-in-Chief Adriatik Kelmendi writes in his weekly column for the paper that early general elections are increasingly being seen as an option for overcoming the current political crisis but the opposition parties – Vetevendosje, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) – “are either unable or don’t want to […]

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    Thaci’s election in Belgrade’s hands (Kosova Sot)

    By   2 weeks ago

    The paper writes that the gap between political parties in Kosovo is getting bigger not only because of the agreements with Serbia and Montenegro but also the election of the President of Kosovo. The opposition parties – Vetevendosje, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) – are highly unlikely to help […]

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      Collaku: Another visa liberalization requirement fulfilled (Kosovapress)

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      Kosovo’s Minister of European Integration, Bekim Collaku, announced today that the recommendation of the European Commission for providing the facility and budgetary independence for the Ombudsperson was fulfilled today. “Today we have found a solution for establishing this institution in a new location, in the former building of the Bank of Ljubljana. This will ensure […]

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      Haradinaj: There will be consequences if Thaci is elected president (Klan Kosova)

      By   1 day ago

      The leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, said today that if Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci is elected president in an alternative hall, there will be major consequences. He also said he wasn’t expecting to find any solution at the meeting with Prime Minister Isa Mustafa and Hashim Thaci called […]

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      Veseli: Kosovo President to be elected in a couple of days (Klan Kosova)

      By   1 day ago

      Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli said today that the President of Kosovo will be elected in a couple of days, not wanting to give a specific date if this will be done before or after the protest of 17 February. Veseli said the entire process will be carried out in accordance with the law and the […]

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      President could be elected on Monday (RTK)

      By   1 day ago

      Final preparations for the next Kosovo Assembly session are underway and, according to sources from the government, the session could take place as early as next Monday. Foreign Minister and candidate for the next president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, is expected to meet with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Tirana on Sunday and the most […]

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      Vetevendosje against initiative to rename Mitrovica municipality (Lajmi)

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      Vetevendosje Movement has reacted against a decision reportedly taken by Kosovo Minister of Local Government and Administration Ljubomir Maric to rename the southern part of the Mitrovica municipality to Mitrovica South. Vetevendosje said the decision “is yet another step towards factual partition of Mitrovica and of Kosovo.” Vetevendosje MP Aida Derguti said the Movement anticipated these problems […]

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      Rohan: Violence damages Kosovo’s image (Republika)

      By   2 days ago

      The former deputy UN Special Envoy for the final status negotiations for Kosovo, Albert Rohan, in an interview with Pristina-based news site Republika, said the violent actions of recent months have seriously damaged Kosovo’s image in the international arena. “In a democracy, political confrontations are done peacefully, arguments and political debate should take place in […]

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      Braathu: Opposition should respect the law (Telegrafi)

      By   2 days ago

      The Norwegian Ambassador to Kosovo, Jan Braathu, said today that opposition parties in Kosovo must adhere to rules and regulations and not decide on the future on their own. “The opposition should follow the Constitution and laws of Kosovo. There is no European country where the minority opposition demands or sets elections. We are not against anyone […]

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      Philips: Number of radicalized people in Kosovo is growing (Radio Free Europe)

      By   2 days ago

      In an interview for the news site, David Philips from the Institute for Human Rights Studies at Columbia University says that the overwhelming majority of Kosovo citizens are still pro-American and pro-Western, “however the number of those that are radicalizing is growing”. Mr. Phillips, you wrote recently that Kosovo’s long history of secularism is changing. […]

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        Election will not bring about change in Kosovo (KIM Radio)

        By   1 day ago

        In the case that early elections are held in Kosovo, the power balance within the institutions would remain the same, claims Minister for Communities and Return in the Kosovo government Dalibor Jevtić on ‘Dogovor’ TV show on RTV KIM. Jevtić further said that neither the issue of the Association/Community of Serb-majority municipalities nor the demarcation […]

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        Tadić: No consequences as long as government is cooperative about Kosovo (Danas)

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        Serbia will not face any significantly serious political consequences for not handing over members of the Serbian Radical Party to the Hague Tribunal, as long as the Serbian Government is cooperative on the Kosovo issue, said Boris Tadić, the Chairperson of the Social-Democratic Party (SDS) and former President of Serbia. During his mandate, five individuals were indicted by […]

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        Army Chief: Downsizing KFOR would have security implications (B92)

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        Reducing the number of KFOR troops in Kosovo “would adversely affect the security situation” there, Serbian Army (VS) chief Gen. Ljubisa Dikovic said at a meeting on Thursday in Belgrade with KFOR commander Gen. Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta. Dikovic stressed that the VS sees the KFOR administration as the most important element in maintaining security and stability in […]

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        Selimi is imagining new recognitions (Politika)

        By   1 day ago

        During the sharp conflict with the opposition, Pristina authorities are trying in all possible ways to replace political misunderstandings with the announcement that at the end of the EU road, Belgrade will have to recognize independence of its province. That’s how Kosovo deputy FM Petrit Selimi tried to make political manoeuvre and stated for RTK2 […]

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        Lawyers have not received Ivanovic case judgement (TV Most)

        By   1 day ago

        Civic Initiative SDP Oliver Ivanović announced that “twenty-three days since the EULEX panel announced Oliver Ivanovic’s political sentence due to political pressure and lack of professionalism, a legal team, professionals and the general public are still waiting for the judgment.” SDP emphasizes that “obviously it is problematic to write a judgement explaining why Ivanovic has been condemned, seeing as […]

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        Nigerian doctor will provide evidence in organ trafficking case (TV Most)

        By   1 day ago

        Nigerian doctor Philip Njemanze accepted to provide evidence and testimony on human organ trafficking to the Serbian investigators. “I stick by every word that I have said about Rochas Okorocha (billionaire and governor of Imo region in Nigeria) and Hashim Thaci. I will share all information and evidence on illegal organ trafficking with any official institution, […]

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        Jevtić with Teodosije on security and reconstruction of SPC premises in Kosovo (KoSSev)

        By   2 days ago

        Minister for Communities and Return in the Kosovo government Dalibor Jevtić and Bishop of Raska and Prizren Teodosije yesterday met in Gračanica/Graçanicë and discussed security in Kosovo and implementation of reconstruction projects and assistance to Serbian Orthodox Church. Jevtić informed Bishop Teodosije about meetings he had with representatives of the international community and missions in […]

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        Selimi: Kosovo will become UN member, Serbia won’t even try to block (NSPM, RTK2)

        By   2 days ago

        The process of recognition of Kosovo is a one-way street, we will become a UN member and Serbia will be conditioned to recognize Kosovo, claims Kosovo Deputy Foreign Minister Petrit Selimi. “The fact is that Kosovo will be recognized by Serbia, because it will have to choose at some moment between two options – either […]

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          Kosovo Minister: Foreign Fighter Phenomenon’s Roots Not Only Socioeconomic (VOA)

          By   1 day ago

          Several hundred young people from the western Balkans have engaged in foreign fighter activity in Syria, a phenomenon of great concern for government and societies there. http://www.voanews.com/content/kosovo-minister-foreign-fighter-phenomenon-roots-not-only-socioeconomic/3187192.html

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          Kosovo President Mulls New Bid to End Deadlock (Balkan Insight)

          By   2 days ago

          The Kosovo President plans to start individual meetings with party leaders to find a solution to the country’s deadlock after Monday’s inter-party meeting ended wthout result.  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/president-to-try-to-end-kosovo-political-deadlock-through-individual-meetings-02-10-2016  

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          Kosovo ‘on the Brink’, US Ambassador Warns (Balkan Insight)

          By   3 days ago

          Ambassador Greg Delawie has delivered a stark warning about Kosovo’s future, following the failure of the latest high-level attempt to resolve the ongoing political crisis. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/us-ambassador-kosovo-on-the-brink-02-09-2016

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          Kosovo Crisis Meeting Fails to End Political Impasse (Balkan Insight)

          By   4 days ago

          A meeting between Kosovo’s ruling majority and its opponents was boycotted by most of the opposition and failed to make progress towards ending the political stalemate in the country.  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-president-meeting-sees-no-solution-to-the-crisis-02-08-2016  

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          Kosovo welcomes European Parliament resolution (Balkan Insight)

          By   1 week ago

          The European Parliament backed a resolution on Kosovo by 403 votes for to 130 against and 104 abstentions, on Thursday. The resolution expresses concern over corruption and organised crime and calls for action on drafting a long-promised statute of an Association of Serbian Municipalities. At the same time, it welcomes progress achieved in the EU-led […]

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          Balkan Leaders Urge Better Security Cooperation (Balkan Insight)

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          High-level conference held in Kosovo demands closer cooperation on common security issues – and urges the West to support Balkan countries when addressing common challenges.  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/balkan-countries-to-boost-security-cooperation-02-04-2016

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          Kosovo Foreign Minister ‘received death threat from ISIS leader’ (AFP)

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          Kosovo’s Foreign Minister and former Premier Hashim Thaci says he received a death threat purportedly from the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) organisation over his opposition to the extremist group. “It was a death threat against me and my family,” Mr Thaci told AFP in an interview on Wednesday. A […]

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          UN Blames Kosovo Opposition For Stalling Dialogue (Balkan Insight)

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          UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the violent tactics of Kosovo’s opposition parties, saying they have undermined agreements between Belgrade and Pristina.  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/un-chief-holds-kosovo-opposition-responsible-the-stall-of-dialogue-with-serbia-02-03-2016

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