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OSCE Broadcast 21 September

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• OSCE calls for fair election campaign (KTV)
• Thaçi calls for free and democratic elections (RTK1)
• KDI: De-certified candidates should be treated equally (KTV)
• RTK Management reacts to Srpska List statement (RTK2, RTK1)
• Kosovo’s diplomatic failure in Interpol (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 22 September

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• Kosovo decides to withdraw from its Interpol membership bid (Zeri)
• LDK accuses new government of Interpol membership failure (Koha)
• “Decision to withdraw from Interpol membership bid, reasonable” (Epoka e Re)
• Government waits commission’s findings before deciding on demarcation (Koha)
• Thaci and Pacolli continue meetings in New York (dailies)
• Hoxhaj to Vucic: Recognition of Kosovo, the only solution (Telegrafi)
• Local elections to cost Kosovo around €10 million (Zeri)

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Pacolli to visit Montenegro next week (Klan Kosova)

By   /  21/09/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, met in New York Montenegro’s Foreign Minister, Srdjan Darmanovic. In a Facebook post, Pacolli said the two diplomats reconfirmed excellent relations between Kosovo and Montenegro and discussed issues of joint interest. “I will set on an official visit to Podgorica next week,” Pacolli wrote.

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Quint countries call for peaceful election campaign (Telegrafi)

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At the outset of local election campaign, the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States called on all political parties and their candidates to commit to free, respectful, and peaceful campaigning. “Citizens deserve an open and transparent election process where all candidates have the right to be heard by the […]

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Pacolli: Kosovo has enough votes for UNESCO but could postpone its Interpol bid (Koha)

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Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli, said Kosovo has managed to secure enough votes to gain membership in UNESCO. He said that in meetings with foreign diplomats in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Kosovo delegation has secured the necessary votes for UNESCO although he admitted that Kosovo would still […]

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EU reconfirms enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans (Koha)

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, met Western Balkans leaders in New York and reconfirmed the region’s European perspective. “We reconfirmed the unequivocal support of the European Union for the enlargement perspective of the Western Balkans, as most recently expressed […]

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OSCE Broadcast 20 September

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• Supreme Court rules in favour of Berisha’s re-certification (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Democracy in Action calls for voter education campaign (All monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• Not everything ready for Justice Agreement implementation (KTV)
• Special Prosecution collecting evidence on Rikalo case (KTV)
• Krasniqi: Rikalo should be dismissed (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 September

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• EU wants Haradinaj to “revive” European agenda (Koha Ditore)
• President Thaci meets U.S. President Trump (dailies)
• Kosovo delegation meets OIC Secretary General (RTK)
• Local election campaign kicks off (media)
• Apostolova: I do not communicate with indicted politicians (Zeri)
• Ruling and opposition parties disagree over timing of Assembly session (Zeri)

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NGOs urge government to allocate budget for sexual violence victims in conflict (Koha)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

A group of NGOs, authorized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to receive applications for recognition of status to the victims of sexual violence during the conflict, requested the government of Kosovo to allocate the budget for the process of verification and recognition. The NGOs said that despite all actions taken with regards […]

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Thaci: Kosovo interested in fostering relations with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (RTK)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, met in New York Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Sir Louis Straker and said Kosovo has managed to consolidate its international status and is gradually becoming fully integrated into the international community. “Our country has been recognised by 114 sovereign countries and […]

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Kosovo Assembly forms parliamentary committees (Telegrafi)

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The presidency of the Kosovo Assembly in a meeting today set up parliamentary committees. Vetevendosje will chair the committee on legislation, the committee for labour and social welfare, education committee and the committee for supervision of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) will chair the economic development committee, committee on […]

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UNMIK chief calls for free municipal electoral campaign (media)

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At the outset of the campaign for municipal elections in Kosovo, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Zahir Tanin, emphasises the importance of the opportunity for all people and communities to elect representatives in a democratic and transparent manner. He calls for responsible action by all leaders and parties to ensure a campaign free of […]

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