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UNMIK Headlines 20 October

By   11 hours ago

• 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

By   2 days ago

• 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

By   3 days ago

• 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

By   4 days ago

• 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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UNMIK Headlines 15 October

By   5 days ago

• Coalition bloc: We won’t meet with Thaci (Zeri)
• Bloc to seek clarifications from Constitutional Court (Lajm)
• Krasniqi: Hashim, leave! (Zeri)
• Submission to UN of petition on rape gets delayed (Koha)
• Ceku takes part in Adriatic Charter meeting (Tribuna)
• Meta lobbies for Kosovo, requests recognition from India (Epoka e Re)
• Former KLA fighter arrested in Serbia (Tribuna)

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UNMIK Headlines 14 October

By   6 days ago

• Mustafa to President: It’s either you or us (Epoka e Re)
• Pristina agrees to give Basic Court to the north (Koha)
• Cliff: Growing frustration in London and Brussels over deadlock (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: If we go into elections, we’ll beat the coalition bloc (Zeri)
• Grabovci: No solution without agreement with PDK (Kosova Sot)
• LDK won’t support Kurti’s candidacy for Prime Minister (Lajm)
• Crucial week (Lajm)
• Graffiti in Decani Monastery sprayed by three juveniles (Tribuna)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 October

By   1 week ago

• International frustration with Kosovo grows (Koha Ditore)
• Jahjaga-Vucic meeting behind closed doors (Lajm)
• Jahjaga knows the date (Tribuna)
• Decani Monastery walls sprayed with graffiti (Lajm)

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UNMIK Headlines 11 October

By   1 week ago

• Jahjaga threatens with elections (Koha)
• Agreement or elections (Tribuna)
• Vllahiu: There won’t be solution from outside (Epoka e Re)
• Dacic: Talks with EU depend on dialogue with Pristina (Gazeta Blic)

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

By   5 hours ago

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)

By   8 hours ago

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)

By   8 hours ago

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   3 days 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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Extraordinary elections – this was what PDK fought for (Koha Ditore)

By   5 days ago

According to Halil Matoshi, the entire battle to block the institutions of Kosovo was initiated “One beautiful summer day” by Hashim Thaci when he saw the that the Parliament majority, induced by his bad governance, deceptions and humiliations, was on the other side. The Democratic Party of Kosovo was not after the post of the […]

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Annulment (Kosova Sot)

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The front page editorial of this daily mentions the annulment visit of the high level U.S. officials due to the serious political situation in Kosovo. These developments should alarm Kosovo politicians who have barricaded themselves and reject any form of dialogue, writes this daily. Continuance of crisis could cause further isolation of Kosovo which is […]

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Elections? Why Not? (gazetablic)

By   6 days ago

According to Burim Etemaj, personal grudges of the political leaders and their greed for power has put Kosovo in a political and institutional stalemate. “Each block blames the other for the created situation. The Democratic Party of Kosovo claims to have the votes of the sovereign and the decision of the Constitutional Court to establish […]

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Kurti pursuing Thaci’s way (Zeri)

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Enis Veliu stresses in today’s editorial of this paper  that Kosovo population gave votes to Albin Kurti and his party, believing in his vision promoted during the election campaign. “They voted for him trusting in his promises to change the manner of governing which has destroyed Kosovo. They did not vote for Kurti to fulfill the […]

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Jahjaga alarms: Kosovo has no more time to waste (Gazeta Blic)

By   5 hours ago

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has alarmed through her spokesperson, Arber Vllahiu about the current political situation in Kosovo. Vllahiu said for Gazeta Blic that Kosovo does not have any more time to waste. He said that a solution should be found as soon as possible. “The intention of the discussions with the leaders of […]

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Zbogar: A solution to be found by Kosovars (Gazeta Express)

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During his visit at the inauguration project for energy efficiency of the primary school “8 March” in Peja, Samuel Zbogar, head of the EU Office in Kosovo, was asked by the media about the political stalemate in Kosovo. “My job is to urge political leaders to resolve the stalemate. We support Jahjaga’s efforts to lead […]

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Rasic will not sign minority communities’ request (Kosovapress)

By   6 hours ago

Leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (PPD) Nenad Rasic said he will not sign the request initiated by representatives of minority communities to ask President Atifete Jahjaga to address the Constitutional Court for further clarifications as the request, according to him, calls for avoiding new elections which is undemocratic. Rasic said the Serbian List is […]

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Thaci meets EULEX chief Meucci (Kosovapress)

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Outgoing Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, received today the new chief of EULEX, Gabriele Meucci, and discussed continuation of cooperation between EULEX and Kosovo institutions to implement rule of law and fight corruption and organised crime. In a Facebook post, Thaci said he assured Meucci that institutions of Kosovo will continue support for efforts in strengthening […]

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Police raid several premises in Mitrovica North (Kosovapress)

By   3 days ago

Kosovo Police raided several premises in Mitrovica North on Thursday during a wide-scale operation against drugs and weapons. Zeljko Bojic, head of police operations in the north, told Kosovapress that the operation went according to plan and that there were no incidents. Kosovo Police deputy director for the north, Besim Hoti, said the police operation […]

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Serbian hooligans continue to demolish Albanian stores in Serbia (Telegrafi)

By   3 days ago

Serbian hooligans have demolished three Albanian stories on Thursday evening in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. Eyewitnesses said a group of masked men threw stones at the stores smashing their windows.

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No Ebola case in Kosovo (RTK)

By   3 days ago

Kosovo’s National Institute for Public Health confirmed today that a person who returned from the Hajj pilgrimage and who was believed to be infected with Ebola does not have symptoms of the virus. Naser Ramadani, Director of the National Public Health Institute told Radio Kosova that the person is under full medical observation. “I contacted […]

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One month detention for Fuad Ramiqi and others (Kosovapress)

By   3 days ago

A period of 30 days in detention has been ordered for the leader of the Islamic Movement to Unite (LISBA), Fuad Ramiqi, and a group of eight other persons arrested on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activity. The news was confirmed by Ramiqi’s attorney who is expected to appeal against the decision arguing that […]

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Djuric: Zarif to further encourage KFOR and EULEX (Tanjug)

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The Director of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric, asked the Head of UNMIK, Farid Zarif, to further encourage KFOR, EULEX and Pristina institutions, to provide safety for Serbs in the province. After the meeting with Zarif, he addressed journalists and said that incidents which occurred after the football match between the Serbian […]

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Serbia stands ready to boost its UN peacekeeping role (Tanjug)

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BELGRADE – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said during a meeting with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous in Belgrade on Monday that Serbia stood ready to increase its contributions to UN peacekeeping operations. Nikolic stressed the importance of UN peacekeeping forces and their contribution to the preservation of stability in the world, especially […]

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“UNMIK staying in Kosovo” (B92)

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UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous said today that UNMIK remains in Kosovo because of the importance it has for the people, and also for the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. “The mandate of UNMIK is based on Resolution 1244 and we are fully committed to fulfilling this mandate, especially because we are aware […]

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Rakic: Albanians provoking clashes (RTS)

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Mayor of North Mitrovica Goran Rakic stated that Albanians openly wish to provoke clashes with Serbs in that town. According to him intentions of Albanians from southern Mitrovica was to set on fire former premises of the municipality of Kosovska Mitrovica by throwing Molotov cocktails. “That is equal to an attempted murder of people who […]

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Ties with Moscow “won’t slow down EU integration” (B92, Blic)

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BELGRADE — The discrepancy between the foreign policies of Serbia and the EU will not slow down the EU integration process and opening of the first chapters. This is according to Tanja Miščević, head of Serbia’s negotiating team in the EU accession talks. “At this stage of our preparation for the opening of negotiating chapters, […]

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Second anniversary of the first meeting between Dacic and Thaci (KIM radio)

By   7 hours ago

Two years ago on 19 October prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo, Ivica Dacic and Hashim Thaci, met for the first time in Brussels and started the political dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. The Agreement signed in April 2013 has relaxed relations between Belgrade and Pristina and enabled freedom of movement across the administrative crossings, […]

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Vladeta Kostic condemns attacks on a national basis (TV Most)

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On the occasion of a series of attacks on shops in Vojvodina owned by ethnic Albanians, today announced and a member of Parliament of Serbia, Vladeta Kostic, urging the attacks to stop. “I condemn all incidents occurring in Kosovo and Metohija, but I also condemn and those that took place in Novi Sad, Sombor, Pancevo, […]

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Serb house attacked in Klina (B92)

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House of Drago Kunic in Klina was stoned last night in Klina/Klinë. Several windows on the house were broken in the incident. The Head of Pec/Pejë District (administrative institution of Serbia)Vinka Radosavljevic said to Tanjug that incident took place last night around 09:00 PM and added that that family Kunic feels disturbed after incident. Drago […]

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Europe or Russia? (The Economist)

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Vladimir Putin’s visit and a football match rekindle rows in Serbia Oct 18th 2014 | BELGRADE | From the print edition UNDER Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s prime minister, the country is caught between its European ambitions and his autocratic drift. This week’s visit by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, highlights Serbia’s dilemmas. Its main strategic goal is […]

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Channelling Kosovo Remittances into Investment (Balkan Insight)

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17 Oct 14 Kosovo must find ways to tempt its large diaspora community into investing its cash in industry back home. Mikra Krasniqi Pristina Kosovo received about 457 million euros in remittances from emigrants in 2012. The sum amounted to over 9 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product, GDP, and the largest form […]

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Why is there tension between Serbia and Albania? (Euronews)

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By Chris Harris 15/10 13:21 CET A Euro2016 qualifier betweeen Serbia and Albania was called off on October 14, 2014, after fights among players and supporters, sparked by a drone with a pro-Kosovo flag landing on the pitch. Here euronews examines why both countries are at loggerheads. The tension centres around the history of Kosovo, […]

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Football Violence Casts Shadow Over Rama’s Serbian Trip (Balkan Insight)

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16 Oct 14 The chaotic scenes at the Serbia-Albania football match, which had to be called off, mark an inauspicious prologue to the Albanian Prime Minister’s visit to Belgrade. Besar Likmeta, Gordana Andric BIRN Tirana, Belgrade Edi Rama’s long planned official visit to Serbia next week – the first such visit by an Albanian Prime […]

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Albania’s PM ‘disappointed’ but undaunted by drone incident (Reuters)

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(Reuters) – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said he was “disappointed” at Serbian officials’ comments following a drone stunt at a soccer match this week but vowed on Thursday to push ahead with plans to meet his counterpart in Belgrade next week. Relations between the two countries have been tense since a Tuesday incident in […]

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Inane but serious (Peacefare.net)

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Tuesday saw a soccer brawl between the Serbian and Albanian teams, precipitated by a drone carrying a flag described as portraying “Greater Albania.” Last weekend, vandals scrawled graffiti on the walls and a gate of the Serb Orthodox monastery at Decani, as well as elsewhere in Kosovo later in the week. These are silly but […]

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Kosovo ‘jihad’ boy home from Syria after secret operation (BBC News)

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16 October 2014 Last updated at 11:08 GMT An eight-year-old boy from Kosovo has been reunited with his mother after his jihadist father kept him for five months in Syria. Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, said the country’s intelligence agency had found and rescued Erion Abazi with help from Turkish intelligence. It was a “complicated […]

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After soccer row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough for Europe (Reuters)

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10/16/2014 04:45:22 Matt Robinson Source: Reuters World Service Date: October 16, 2014 BELGRADE, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Serbia’s interior minister said on Thursday that Albania was “not mature enough” to join the European community, stepping up a war of words over a drone stunt that forced a soccer match between the Balkan nations. Minister Nebojsa […]

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