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Kosovo Roma seek justice for lead-poisoned children (AFP)

By   /  08/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Mitrovica, Kosovo, Aug 8, 2017 (AFP) – Kosovo’s Roma minority “are not treated as humans,” laments Florim Masurica, who is seeking justice for his disabled son, one of the children suffering from suspected lead-poisoning contracted at post-war United Nations camps. Kosovo’s pro-independence ethnic Albanian rebels saw Roma people as guilty of cooperation with Serbs during the 1998-1999 conflict — a gratuitous accusation as Roma largely kept out of […]

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Might Vucic Become Serbia’s de Gaulle on Kosovo? (BIRN)

By   /  01/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Serbian President’s recent words on Kosovo invite intriguing comparisons with those of another nationalist in another time. Marcus Tanner BIRN, London Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s comment article on Kosovo in the newspaper Blic some days ago has set Balkan watchers talking. In a signed article, the most powerful man in Belgrade said it was […]

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SRSG Tanin in Security Council Session on Kosovo: Normalisation of relations requires cooperation, not provocation

By   /  16/05/2017  /  UNMIK Press Release  /  No Comments

16 May, 2017 – New York: The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Kosovo and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, highlighted to Security Council members today that while the past months witnessed fluctuating tensions and fragility, the situation remained generally stable, and “constructive engagement continues to be possible.” In his regular update on Kosovo, […]

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SRSG Tanin Calls for Concerted Action and Reform to Ensure Active Participation of Women in Peace and Conflict Resolution

By   /  16/03/2017  /  UNMIK Press Release  /  No Comments

15 March 2017, Pristina – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, called for concerted action to ensure the active participation of women in peace and conflict resolution, during the fifth United Nations Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo. “Noble intentions and good will cannot alone […]

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SRSG’s statement to the press on the occasion of the publication of the Final Report of the Human Rights Advisory Panel

By   /  22/07/2016  /  UNMIK Press Release  /  No Comments

22 July 2016 I welcome the publication of the Final Report of the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP), submitted upon the completion of its activities in June 2016, and I express appreciation for the work of the Panel, which has performed its functions in a challenging context. The HRAP was established as an advisory panel […]

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Belgrade Media Report 8 July 2016

By   /  08/07/2016  /  UN Office in Belgrade Media Report  /  No Comments

STORIES FROM LOCAL PRESS

• Li: China not changing policy towards Serbia; Djuric: We appreciate support (RTS/Tanjug)
• The UN in Serbia warns of further deterioration of the situation facing refugees and migrants at the Serbia-Hungary border (RTS)
• Stefanovic, Vulin, Loncar: Balkan migrant route still exists (Tanjug)
• Vulin demands from Vucic urgent session of security services coordination bureau over migrants (RTS)
• Serbia considering concrete action on migrant crisis (Tanjug)
• Negotiating position for Chapter 23 without Zagreb’s request (RTS)
• New Mufti of Islamic Community takes office (Beta)
• Medjak: Constitution to be amended at least twice (Novosti)

STORIES FROM REGIONAL PRESS

• Another proof of lack of B&H credibility (Srna)
• RS government defines proposal of law on processing and publication of census results for RS (FTV/N1)
• Four never exhumed mass graves found in Posavina (Srna)
• Radoncic: We have to identify attackers from last year’s commemoration in Srebrenica, we owe it to Vucic (RTRS)
• Commission says Plenkovic’s candidacy for HDZ leader valid (Hina)
• Haindl expected to convey message after meeting with party representatives (Telegraf.mk)
• Macedonia: As Przino meeting ends, positions of parties move up slightly (Nova TV)
• Macedonian State Election Commission: Voters cannot be erased from electoral roll (Telegraf.mk)
• “Colorful Revolutionaries” demand EU to include civil sector in solving Macedonian political crisis (Telegraf.mk)
• Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry says Macedonian opposition prepares new “Colorful Revolution” (MIA)

RELEVANT ARTICLES FROM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SOURCES

• Serbia Under Fire Over US Albanians’ Murders (BIRN)
• Moscow regrets Montenegro’s refusal to hold referendum on NATO membership (TASS)
• Balking at enlargement (The Economist)

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UN Secretary-General’s message on World Press Freedom Day [scroll down for French version]

By   /  04/05/2015  /  UNMIK Press Release  /  No Comments

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 3 May 2015 Around the globe, journalists are attacked every day as they try to carry out their work. In the last year alone, 61 journalists were killed. Many more languish in jails without charges or any sign of due process, the victims of governments and […]

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Austria tells Kosovars not to waste time seeking asylum (Reuters)

By   /  20/02/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

BY FATOS BYTYCI, PRISTINA Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:11am EST (Reuters) – Austria published a full-page appeal in Kosovo’s biggest daily newspaper on Friday telling Kosovars they were wasting their time and money trying to win asylum in the EU, responding to a sudden surge in migration from the impoverished Balkan state. Seven years since […]

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PM Mustafa demands support from NATO for the Army of Kosovo (IBNA)

By   /  11/02/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

Pristina, February 11, 2015 By Elton Tota | Kosovo’s PM, Isa Mustafa has visited the NATO headquarter on Tuesday upon the invitation of NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. During this meeting, PM Mustafa thanked secretary Stoltenberg for the support that he has offered, by expressing the gratitude of the people and government of Kosovo for […]

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Curbing child labour in Kosovo: Let the child be a child (ILO)

By   /  09/02/2015  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Curbing child labour in Kosovo: Let the child be a child (ILO) Poverty pushes a high number of children in Kosovo* to drop out of school and enter child labour as early as 10 years old. The ILO supports efforts of Kosovo’s public institutions and social partners to eliminate child labour, with an emphasis on […]

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Police, protesters fight running battles in Kosovo’s capital (Reuters)

By   /  27/01/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

(Reuters) – Riot police and protesters fought running battles in Kosovo’s capital Pristina on Tuesday as anti-government protests erupted into the worst unrest since the former Serbian province seceded in 2008. A Reuters reporter saw masked police officers firing tear gas and water cannon, trying to disperse about 2,000 protesters who had taken to the […]

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Kosovo Police Use Tear Gas to Clear Anti-Gov’t Protesters (AP)

By   /  27/01/2015  /  International  /  No Comments

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Jan 27, 2015, 8:31 AM ET Associated Press Police in Kosovo have fired volleys of tear gas at thousands of anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of a minister who had denied that war crimes were committed against ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war with Serbia. The protesters pelted officers with rocks and […]

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