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EU officials: Terrorism danger for  Kosovo and Balkans (RTK)

By   /  15/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

European Union and Kosovo officials met in Pristina on 14-15 December 2017 to discuss security, counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. The EU delegation was led by Deputy Secretary General Pedro Serrano from the European External Action Service (EEAS), together with EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove and Deputy Director General Olivier Onidi from DG HOME. […]

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Hoxhaj in charge of the joint meeting with the FYROM Government (RTK)

By   /  15/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The government of Kosovo has tasked today Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, to prepare the joint meeting with the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said there is readiness of the Prime Minister Zoran  Zaev for a joint meeting of the two governments. “I propose […]

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Kosovo Prosecutor Drops Extradition Case Over Alleged Turkey Coup Links (Reuters, USnews)

By   /  15/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

PRISTINA (Reuters) – A Kosovo prosecutor withdrew his bid on Thursday to extradite a Turkish citizen accused by Turkey of being part of a group linked to a failed coup there in 2016, saying Ankara had not provided enough evidence to back the case. Ugur Toksoy was arrested in October at the request of prosecutors […]

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Kosovo Extradition of Wanted Turkish ‘Gulenist’ Suspended (Balkan Insight)

By   /  15/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s prosecution withdrew its request to a Pristina court to allow the extradition of Ugur Toksoy, a teacher wanted by Turkey for alleged links to the so-called Gulen movement, suspending the procedure. Kosovo prosecutor Ali Rexha on Thursday withdrew his request for the court to allow the extradition of Turkish citizen Ugur Toksoy, who was […]

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US Urges Serbia to Tackle Kosovo Massacre Cover-Up (BalkanInsight)

By   /  14/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The US State Department said that those responsible for moving the bodies of Kosovo Albanian civilians killed in the 1999 war to mass graves in Serbia should be brought to justice. The US State Department said on Tuesday that it has brought a report by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre NGO about the cover-up of […]

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Delawie: Dealing with the past brings a brighter future (RTK)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Greg Delawie, welcomed through his Twitter account establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “I congratulate Kosovo on establishing preparatory team for future Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Look forwards to following work of non-partisan team to deal with the past for a brighter future,” Delawie wrote.

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O’Connell: Youth should reconcile in order to avoid repetition of war (Koha)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell valued establishment of the Reconciliation and the Truth Commission, initiative of the President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. O’Connell said it is very important for youth to understand what has happened and agree not to repeat the war. He offered his support for any need of […]

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Pacolli: No one can impede Kosovo’s membership at NATO (RTK)

By   /  13/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Principal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, said that none of the countries of the region can impede or delay Kosovo’s membership at NATO. During the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Adriatic Charter (A5) countries in Skopje, Pacolli said that process of Kosovo’s international integration is irreversible. “I […]

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Tahiri determined to compensate victims of sexual abuse during the war in Kosovo (Koha)

By   /  12/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media, Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri held today an introductory meeting with the Amnesty International team, respective with Deputy Director Gauri van Gulik, and rapporteurs Sian Jones and Jelena Sesar. Tahiri informed them about his priorities during the four year mandate as well as the work that is being done in harmonizing legal norms with […]

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IMF: Do not increase the number of veterans (Koha)

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Head of the International Monetary Fund for Kosovo, Stephanie Eble, appealed to Kosovo authorities not to increase number of pension and non-contributory schemes. During a press conference held together with the Minister of Finance Bedri Hamza, she said that Kosovo continues to mark sustainable growth due to investments and exports. “Programs for social benefits should […]

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Macedonia’s Zaev set to warm up ties with Greece, Kosovo (AP)

By   /  12/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Macedonia’s prime minister reiterated his will on Tuesday to reach a solution with Greece following more than two decades of disputes over his country’s name. Zoran Zaev said Macedonian and Greek officials were working “to reconfirm their will of resuming essential talks … to reach a solution.” Zaev, in power since […]

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Apostolova and Delawie appeal for changes on the justice system (lajmi.net)

By   /  11/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Head of the  EU Office to Kosovo Naliya Apostolova, said Kosovo should consider  review of the Justice Sector a priority, to proceed further with the agenda of European reforms, amendment of the criminal code, code for criminal procedure. Law on prevention of conflict of interest as well as concept document for suspension of senior officials […]

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