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OSCE Broadcast 24 May

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• Austrian Deputy Foreign Minister visited OSCE Mission in Kosovo (Ekonomia online)
• “Let’s Do it Kosovo” clean-up campaign carried out (KosovaPress)
• Serbs give up their candidatures due to blackmailing (Klan Kosova)
• Leposavic/Leposaviq mayor calls for intervention against parallel structures (RTK1)
• Simic: Srpska List is Serbia’s project, Jablanovic has failed (KTV)
• Vetëvendosje raises doubts about over 4.000 applications for voter registration from Serbia(KTV)
• Hundred prosecutors to be engaged on E-Day (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Acting Prime Minister received by Federica Mogherini
• Kleçka Case trial concludes, Limaj and others acquitted (TV21)
• Germany to help unblocking energy agreement implementation (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 25 May

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• Mustafa: Kosovo committed to European perspective (Bota Sot)
• EU chief in Pristina responds to President Thaci’s criticism (Koha)
• Analysts: Visa liberalisation in 90 days, impossible (Zeri)
• Demolli: Serb representatives had four conditions for army creation (Klan)
• Supreme Court acquits NISMA leader Fatmir Limaj (dailies)
• Yee in Belgrade: U.S. will defend its allies in the Balkans (Koha)
• Vucic: Haradinaj most probably Prime Minister, problems for Serbia (Koha)
• Kosovo man believed killed in Syria (dailies)
• Decision to apply at UNESCO, in hands of new government (Epoka)

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UNMIK Headlines 24 May

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• U.S. and OSCE call on parties to stop political intimidation (Kosova Sot)
• LDK publishes election ballot (Zeri/Bota Sot)
• Thousands of Kosovo immigrants could be unable to vote (Kosova Sot/RFE)
• Simic: We serve neither Thaci nor Haradinaj (RTK)
• President Thaci: Commissioner Hahn cares only about Serbia (Koha)
• EU diplomats concerned over destruction of Prizren cultural heritage (Koha)
• PAK endorses study report on Trepca’s feasibility (Epoka)

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OSCE Broadcast 18 May

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• U.S. Embassy and OSCE facilitate integration of non-majority communities (RTK1)
• Tomic and Braathu: Youth as a factor for building safer future (RTK2)
• Yee: Kosovo needs strong leadership (RTK)
• U.S. Embassy urges parties to support persons not tainted by corruptive affairs (TV21)
• German Embassy hopes to see a sooner establishment of Government (TV21)
• Final Voters’ List to be certified on 01 June (TV21)

- Kurti: Kosovo does not need Association of Serb majority municipalities (KTV Special show – Summary of Albin Kurti’s interview)
- Xharra: Lynching in social media reason behind attack against me (Summary of ‘Komiteti’ show – TV Dukagjini)

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UNMIK Headlines 19 May

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• Hoyt Yee: Kosovo needs a strong leadership (RTK)
• Die Welt: Early elections in Kosovo, games over power (RTK)
• Scott: Kosovo can have its army in the future (RTK)
• Albin Kurti, Vetevendosje’s candidate for Prime Minister (Epoka)
• AAK finalizes election ballot (Kosovapress)
• “I will not vote for corrupt politicians” campaign launched (media)
• OSCE with “monitoring” role in 11 June elections (Koha)
• Kosovo Police arrest two Serb youths on inciting hatred allegations (Bota Sot)

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President Thaci condemns attack on Ambassador Citaku (media)

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Most news websites report that Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has condemned the incident during which Kosovo’s Ambassador to Washington, Vlora Citaku, was pelted with eggs. Citaku had posted on Facebook that she was attacked by an Albanian activist in the U.S., who had called her a murderer because of the death of Vetevendosje activist Astrit […]

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German Embassy: Government to be formed ASAP after elections (Zeri)

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Representatives of the German Embassy in Pristina maintained a neutral position when asked by the paper to comment on the recent coalitions on the eve of the early parliamentary elections. “The citizens of Kosovo are the ones to judge on the issues of parties and coalitions running for the elections. The German Embassy does not […]

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Ymeri reveals why Vetevendosje did not cooperate with LDK (Koha)

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Vetevendosje leader Visar Ymeri confirmed today that over the last two days they received many requests for a pre-coalition agreement with the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) but that the latter was not interested to fight what he called the Pronto clan. Ymeri said LDK leaders were interested in an agreement with Vetevendosje according to […]

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Mustafa: There is no agreement with Vetevendosje, we will be open after elections (media)

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Several news websites report that Isa Mustafa, leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), ruled out today an eventual agreement for a united election list with Vetevendosje for the upcoming early parliamentary elections. “The post-election processes however remain open and we will be open to talks with Vetevendosje,” Mustafa was quoted as saying.

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OSCE Broadcast 16 May

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• PDK, AAK and Nisma për Kosovën reach pre-electoral agreement (Klan Kosova)
• LDK enters electoral race with Avdullah Hoti as its candidate for PM (All monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• CEC might not recognize Alternativa’s coalition with LDK (KTV)
• Agani aims governmental post, despite indictment (KTV)
• AAK reaches pre-electoral coalitions with two parties (KTV)
• New elections without electoral reform (KTV)
• Çitaku: UNSC 1244 Resolution outdated (All monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• Tadic: Association will be established with Kosovo laws (KTV)
• KFOR clarifies deployment of U.S. troops in Kosovo (KTV)
• Lumezi dissatisfied with prosecutors’ work in fighting corruption (RTK1)

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UNMIK Headlines 17 May

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• UN Security Council discusses quarterly report on Kosovo (media)
• PDK, AAK, NISMA reach pre-election coalition (dailies)
• LDK signs pre-election coalition with AKR and Alternative (dailies)
• Kosovo Police mediators asking for bribe to close investigations (Koha Ditore)

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OSCE Broadcast 15 May

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• Leaders of various institutions coordinate actions for upcoming elections (Most monitored broadcasters, Klan Kosova)
• ‘Alternativa’ will not be able become part of pre-electoral coalitions (KTV)
• Assembly Presidency quits benefits for MPs (KTV)
• LDK to nominate Hoti as its candidate for Prime Minister (KTV)
• NGO’s pledge to properly monitor early elections (Klan Kosova)
• Lunacek demands thorough investigations on violence against Xharra (Klan Kosova)
• Former Prosecutor Vahide Badivuku released (TV21)
• Badovci Case convicts to undergo retrial (TV21)

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