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UNMIK Headlines 22 April

By   /  22/04/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Hoyt discusses border demarcation with Mustafa (Koha)
Border demarcation to be put to Assembly next week (Koha)
Lekaj: No chance for demarcation to be passed next week (Gazeta Blic)
Limaj: Haradinaj, AAK and NISMA candidate for prime minister (RTK)

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Court issues arrest warrant for Vetevendosje’s Albin Kurti (Koha)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Basic Court in Pristina has issued an arrest warrant for former Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti for failing to show up at the hearing in connection to use of teargas in Kosovo Assembly. A judge said that Kurti will be issued a detention measure. At the same time, Koha also reports that two Vetevendosje activists have […]

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Vucic: If I said ‘all Serbs in one state’ I’d hang from flagpole (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

PM and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic says the statements regarding a unification of Albania and Kosovo “will remain only in the realm of wishful thinking.” Vucic also asked their “protagonists” – i.e., Albanian PM Edi Rama and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci – “not to be publicly presenting something like this, because it does not contribute to […]

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“EU must know: Greater Albania means great war in Balkans” (B92, Tanjug)

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Pristina and Tirana have clearly stated that their goal is a Greater Albania – and that can only be done through a great Balkan war, says Aleksandar Vulin. According to this Serbian cabinet minister, “Brussels must be clear on all this.” “Pristina and Tirana have clearly said what their goal is, it is a ‘Greater […]

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Kosovo MP Haradinaj Faces Ethnic Hatred Lawsuit (Balkan Insight)

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A Kosovo NGO said it will file a criminal complaint against MP Daut Haradinaj for threatening that Serbs could be expelled from Kosovo if his brother, ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj, is extradited to Belgrade. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-mp-haradinaj-faces-ethnic-hatred-lawsuit-04-20-2017

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Kosovo Indicts Ex-Policeman for 1999 War Crimes (Balkan Insight)

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Kosovo’s Special Prosecution charged a former police reservist with committing war crimes against civilians in Vushtrri/Vucitrn and Mitrovica, including “brutal” killings, intimidation and theft. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-indicts-ex-policeman-for-1999-war-crimes-04-20-2017

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Thaci Pressures Kosovo MPs on Border Deal (Balkan Insight)

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As Kosovo President Hashim Thaci again urges parliament to ratify the controversial agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, the issue may well decide the fate of the ruling coalition under Isa Mustafa. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/montenegro-border-deal-threats-kosovos-ruling-coalition-04-20-2017

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OSCE Broadcast 20 April

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• Todosijevic appointed as MLGA Minister (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• VV: Mustafa is fighting the state by appointing ministers from illegal structures (RTK, KTV)
• Statements of Rama and Thaçi for national unification considered unserious (KTV)
• Mustafa in Brussels to request alternative visa liberalisation solutions (RTK1)
• Picula expects early elections (Klan Kosova)
• Deçan/Decane Mayor reacts against statement of EU Office (KTV)
• Demolli: We are waiting for political decision on KSF transformation (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Lutfi Haziri: No signals for breaking of coalition (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 April

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• Apostolova: Border demarcation not the only visa condition (Koha Ditore)
• PM Mustafa nominates Todosijevic for Minister (Lajmi/Bota Sot)
• Government silent on suspension of construction works in Mitrovica (Koha)
• Serbian List: None of us met Mustafa about army (Lajmi.net)
• Special prosecution files indictment on war crimes charges (Zeri)
• Decan historians threaten with blocking of roads (Epoka e Re)

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PM Mustafa to seek conditional visa liberalisation for Kosovo (RFE)

By   /  20/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, will travel to Brussels next week where he is expected to present a new request regarding visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Mustafa is expected to urge the EU to grant Kosovo a type of conditional visa-free travel for a period of two years during which Kosovo would work on fulfilling […]

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Mayor Bahtiri condemns recent incidents in Mitrovica (Telegrafi)

By   /  20/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Mitrovica Mayor, Agim Bahtiri, has strongly condemned the recent incidents in both the southern and northern parts of the city saying they were happening at a time when the situation is generally calm and the interethnic relations are improving. He said the latest incidents targeting members of Serbian as well as Albanian communities were unacceptable […]

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OSCE Broadcast 19 April

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• CDHRF and Nisma react against Apostolova’s statement (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK&TV21)
• EU Office clarified Apostolova’s statement on ASMM (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Thaçi: Aside from EU, our institutions are also responsible for non-liberalisation of visas (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Simic: We want Association according to Brussels Agreement, not Constitution (RTK2)
• Analysts sceptical about integration of ‘Civil Protection’ (KTV)
• Lacking funds, Kosovar forensics not part of excavations of mass graves in Serbia (KTV)
• Tomic: We assist all communities in Kosovo (RTK2)
• UP expected to build a fence around its campus (KTV)
• National Strategy on Protection from Domestic Violence published (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK2)

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