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Gashi: Supreme Court reduces sentence for Sylejman Selimi (media)

By   /  25/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The lawyer for the former KLA commander Sylejman Selimi, Tome Gashi, announced on Facebook that the Supreme Court of Kosovo has reduced the sentence against his client, convicted of war crimes. Gashi said Selimi is acquitted of commanding responsibility on charges which the court originally declared his guilty of. “With this verdict, the Supreme Court […]

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Ymeri accuses Thaci of acting as “king” of Kosovo (Koha)

By   /  25/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In a press conference today, Vetevendosje leader Visar Ymeri accused President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci as acting as if he were “king” of Kosovo. Ymeri said there are rules which specify who should be given mandate to form the government. “Citizens have given their verdict and neither Thaci nor anyone else can stop Vetevendosje”, Ymeri […]

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Hoxhaj: PAN has numbers to form new government (Indeksonline)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Deputy leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Enver Hoxhaj, said at the meeting called by President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci with representatives of political parties that PAN coalition has sufficient votes to form the new government of Kosovo. He also said PDK is ready for the Assembly’s constitutive session whenever it is announced. […]

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Lekaj: AAK ready for Assembly’s constitutive session (Indeksonline)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Deputy leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Pal Lekaj, said he regretted the fact some parties chose not to attend the meeting called by President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. “We are sorry other political parties are not demonstrating spirit of cooperation and building of institutions”, Lekaj said adding that his party […]

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Thaci: I will announce Assembly’s constitutive session date very soon (Telegrafi/Koha)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Story of the day  /  No Comments

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said today at a consultative meeting with representatives of parliamentary parties that he would soon announce the date of Kosovo Assembly’s constitutive session. Thaci called on parties to be ready for the session which he said he would set in consultation with Assembly’s administration and within the legally-defined timeframe. Thaci […]

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Tahiri sends report to EU on implementation of Brussels agreements (Kosovapress)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri, has sent a report to European Union authorities on the process of implementation of agreements reached in the framework of normalization of relations dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. In the report, Tahiri accuses Serbia of “sabotage” and “blockades” and of “seriously failing” to fulfill its part of the agreement, […]

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U.S. General Scaparrotti meets President Thaci (Telegrafi)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, and KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni Fungo, met in Pristina today Kosovo President Hashim Thaci. Thaci thanked NATO officials for support in maintaining peace in Kosovo and stressed that the Alliance’s role in Kosovo has been crucial not only for security and […]

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Haradinaj receives support from late President Rugova’s family (Koha)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

PAN coalition’s candidate for prime minister and leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, announced today that he has received the support from the family of late President of Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova, for forming the new government of Kosovo. “Kosovo’s newest history is that of unity and trust among the […]

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Vucic Named Bytyqi Murder Suspect, Alleges Family (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Three sources told BIRN that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that former high-ranking police officer Goran ‘Guri’ Radosavljevic was responsible for the killings of the Albanian-American Bytyqi brothers in 1999. http://bit.ly/2tm1JmG

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Vetëvendosje will not attend President Thaci’s meeting (Telegrafi)

By   /  21/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Vetevendosje will not take part in President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci’s meeting on Monday to discuss the timing of the Assembly’s constitutive session, said MP Albulena Haxhiu. Haxhiu said the meeting was “completely unnecessary”. “It would be better for the president of the country to call the constitutive session and not such meetings which are […]

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OSCE Broadcast 20 July

By   /  21/07/2017  /  OSCE broadcast report  /  No Comments

• Haxhiu: We have 62 votes of MPs to constitute Government (RTK)
• Krasniqi: PAN wouldn’t stand VV in opposition longer than a year (KTV)
• Tahiri: Thaçi’s invitation to political parties – normal rule (RTK1)
• Ivanovic to Thaçi: It is not you that decide about dialogue (RTK)
• Parties still haven’t paid their fines, risk certification for local elections (RTK)
• Mothers play crucial role in prevention of violent extremism (TV21)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 July

By   /  21/07/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Thaci’s meeting to go ahead even without LDK and Vetevendosje (Indeksonline)
• Hoxhaj: PAN to form institutions next week (Zeri)
• Hoti: Thaci responsible for the delays (Lajmi)
• Matoshi: Haradinaj talking to people from LAA and Vetevendosje (Koha)
• Molliqaj: We would govern even with PDK, but not with this one (RTK)
• Bahtiri: We will not go with PAN (Bota Sot)
• Arrests for the Special Court to be executed by Kosovo Police (BIRN, Lajmi)
• “Foreign Ministry, family business” (Koha Ditore)

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