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Haradinaj: We need bridges in Mitrovica, not walls (Koha)

By   /  15/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, visited Iber/Ibar River Bridge today and said that Kosovo needs bridges in Mitrovica, not walls. “Today I visited Mitrovica and saw the wall that was built there. It is incomprehensible how provincial nationalist mentality builds walls at this time. It would be […]

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O’Connell: Wall in Mitrovica, a sensitive issue (media)

By   /  15/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell, during a Q & A session on his Facebook page said that the wall in Mitrovica is a sensitive issue. “The wall is the issue of the week. I understand that it is a very sensitive issue. The EU has worked with both parties for years to ensure […]

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Mustafa: Millions in benefits from the telephone code (Koha)

By   /  15/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, said today that Kosovo has made a big step in completing He said that Kosovo has made a big step in completing the statehood by obtaining international dialing code +383. In a post on Facebook, Mustafa said that the allocation of telephone code strengthens Kosovo’s sovereignty. “Today, the Republic of […]

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Apostolova: EU builds bridges, not walls (Indeksonline)

By   /  14/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The European Union Special Representative to Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, today during the meeting of the Committee on European Integration said that the EU has never built walls and will never do it. She said that the EU builds bridges and since it is not their project, the EU cannot control it. “The EU builds bridges, […]

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MPs not aware of entire Ibar Bridge revitalization project (Koha)

By   /  12/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Kosovo Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee discussed today the recently-built wall near the main bridge over the Iber River. The head of the committee, Elmi Recica, said the entire project for the revitalization of the bridge was not made public. According to him, the MPs did not have knowledge of the entire project. Zafir Berisha […]

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Kosovo Faces Up to War Veterans Pension Cost (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/12/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo is considering how to reform its pension scheme for war veterans to address the spiralling cost after being urged by the International Monetary Fund to tackle the problem, officials in Pristina told BIRN. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-amending-the-law-on-war-veterans-12-09-2016

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Kosovo, Montenegro premiers meet in neighboring Albania (AP)

By   /  12/12/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

Officials say the prime ministers of Kosovo and Montenegro have met for talks on bilateral and regional issues. A statement said Kosovo Premier Isa Mustafa and recently-elected Montenegrin counterpart Dusko Markovic met Sunday in Shkoder, 120 kilometers (80 miles) north of Albania’s capital, Tirana, and close to the Montenegrin border. They talked about “intensifying especially […]

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Bahtiri: Works on the wall have stopped (Indeksonline)

By   /  08/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Mayor of Mitrovica, Agim Bahtiri, told the news site that the works on building the wall in northern side of Iber River have been stopped. Bahtiri also said Kosovo side is cooperating with the European Union to seek answers from Serbia for the construction of this wall. “We are consulting with government officials in […]

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Tahiri: Wall in north of Mitrovica, contrary to Kosovo laws and Brussels agreement (Indeksonline)

By   /  07/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister without portfolio, Edita Tahiri, today held an urgent meeting with the government working group for Brussels agreement for the removal of the barricade of the Iber/Ibar Bridge and its revitalization. Tahiri stressed that this meeting aims to address some concerning developments in the northern part of Mitrovica related to wall that is being […]

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Internationals: PISA test results are concerning (media)

By   /  07/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The EU Office in Kosovo /EUSR, German Development Cooperation, Austrian Development Agency, The Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo and World Learning issue the following statement: “The results published yesterday of the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) revealed that out of 72 participating countries Kosovo ranks in the group of the three least performing […]

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Hoxha: Zero tolerance for sexual and gender-based violence (Indeksonline)

By   /  06/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Justice Minister, Dhurata Hoxha, today participated in the conference “The investigation of sexual and gender-based violence – challenges and opportunities for forensic coordination” organized by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). During the conference, Hoxha thanked EULEX and local institutions for their commitment regarding more effective use of forensic techniques […]

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Thaci: Malta strongly supports Kosovo (Koha)

By   /  05/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci is visiting Malta today where he met Malta’s President, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. “Malta was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Kosovo. In the last eight years, Malta has been a strong supporter of Kosovo’s European future. At the meeting with President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, we agreed […]

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