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UK personnel depart for NATO Kosovo role (media)

By   /  19/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Most news websites report that a team of nearly 30 UK troops has joined NATO’s Kosovo Force, helping to maintain safety, security and freedom of movement. The year-long deployment will bolster the mission’s capability, following a request from NATO for further support to KFOR by allies. Its particular role will be to support KFOR’s ability […]

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OSCE Broadcast 18 April

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• Meeting of Kosovo and Albania Governments postponed (Klan Kosova)
• Kosovo cannot file genocide lawsuit against Serbia (RTK1)
• CHDRF considers recent security alarms unreasonable (Klan Kosova)
• Minister Hoxhaj starts his official visit to Kingdom of Norway (Klan Kosova)
• Delawie and O’Connell commend adoption of Law on Execution of Penal Sanctions (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK)

- Mustafa: End of June decisive for early elections (Summary of KTV Rubicon show)

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UNMIK Headlines 19 April

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• Mustafa: Demarcation at the Assembly after having MPs’ votes (Epoka)
• Mustafa not sure who leader of Serbian List is (Koha)
• Meeting between Kosovo and Albania governments postponed (Klan Kosova)
• Toward elections with “traumatized” political parties (Koha)
• PDK MP: Elections if demarcation is not ratified (Lajmi)
• Serbian List: Government didn’t invite us to vote demarcation (Indeksonline)
• AAK and NISMA aim to win elections, don’t comment on coalitions (Epoka)
• Serbs are not to be convinced about the army (Zeri)

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Abdullahu: Early elections won’t solve demarcation (Lajmi)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Faton Abdullahu, advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, said today that early parliamentary elections and the election of a new government will not resolve the issue of the border demarcation with Montenegro. Abdullahu wrote on his Facebook account: “It is easier to form one government after another than to establish a borderline in agreement […]

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Gecaj: We neither buy nor sell Kosovo Serbs (Lajmi)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Bajram Gecaj, Kosovo’s Deputy Minister for Local Government and advisor to Kosovo Prime Minister, said today that Kosovo Serbs are equal citizens in Kosovo and that “the state of Kosovo has no need to buy or sell them”. Gecaj’s remarks came as a response to a statement by Marko Djuric, director of the Serbian Government’s […]

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UNMIK Headlines 15 April

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Mustafa: Early elections are possible if demarcation fails (Radio Free Europe)
Veseli: Opposition parties cannot oust the government (media)
Asllanaj: PDK, LDK decide on future of ruling coalition (Epoka)
Heightened anti-terror security measures in southern Balkans (Lajmi)
Hoxhaj: Kosovo feels Russia’s heavy hand through Serbia (media)
Delawie: Adopt important laws to fight corruption (media)
Roundtable on transformation of KSF into Kosovo Army (media)

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Deda: I will discuss motion of no confidence with NISMA (Gazeta Express)

By   /  13/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Ilir Deda, member of the Kosovo Assembly and founder of the political party The Alternative, told the news website that he does not have a concrete position on whether or not he will support the motion of no confidence against the government initiated by NISMA. Deda said he was expecting an official invitation from NISMA […]

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Gabriel: Ratify demarcation, enable the free movement of your people (media)

By   /  13/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said during his visit to Pristina today that members of the Kosovo Assembly should ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and pave the way for visa-free travel for the citizens of Kosovo. Gabriel said Kosovo has made huge steps forward in implementing reforms and combating crime and corruption. “The […]

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Mustafa: Army will be formed in coordination with NATO, US and EU (media)

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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said today that all arguments have been consumed with regards to the border delineation between Kosovo and Montenegro. “We think there is no other border between the two countries and that the borders determined by the respective committees of our countries will be considered the actual borders. This is a […]

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OSCE Broadcast 12 April

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• Transparency and coordination in dialogue with Serbia demanded (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• EU: Resumption of dialogue at interest of both parties (RTK2)
• First signatures for bringing Mustafa Government down given (KTV)
• LDK General Council supports Demarcation with Montenegro (RTK1)
• Simic gives ultimatum to Government (Gazetaexpress)
• Serwer: Thaçi’s initiative on Army pushes processes forward (RTK)
• MPs do not make quorum when they do not like laws (KTV)
• PAK is not achieving to manage many properties in Kosovo north (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Kosovo Serb NGO to file lawsuit against Daut Haradinaj (RTK2)

- Political analysts in favour of elections (Summary of KTV Rubicon show)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 April

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• Germany expects full normalization with a binding agreement (Koha)
• Tanin: UN Security Council decides on UNMIK’s mandate (media)
• Association, hostage to problems within Serbian List (Radio Free Europe)
• Ahmetaj: No visa liberalization without demarcation (Zeri)
• Opposition parties to harmonize text of motion of no confidence soon (Epoka)
• Haradinaj: Some Serbian List MPs are not against Kosovo Army (Bota Sot)

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President Thaci condemns threats against reporter (media)

By   /  12/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, posted on his Facebook account that the recent threats against Pristina-based reporter, Arbana Xharra, are unacceptable and punishable. “The freedom of speech and expression constitutes a basic human right and has a crucial role in the realization and protection of other rights. Reactions against such cases prove that our society does […]

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