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‘EU must recognize historic opportunity to solve Kosovo issue’ (Deutsche Welle)

By   /  11/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Solving the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo requires frank talks, says Austrian Balkans expert Wolfgang Petritsch. He believes Brussels must prioritize the relations of the western Balkan states with the EU. DW: Mr. Petritsch, you say we are today presented with a historic opportunity to solve the Kosovo issue. What do you mean? Wolfgang Petritsch: […]

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Pacolli: Guinea Bissau has not withdrawn recognition (lajmi.net)

By   /  08/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli said today at Forum 2015 which discussed specter of EU policies towards Kosovo, that the African state, Guinea Bissau has not withdrawn recognition of Kosovo. “Recognition by Guinea Bissau is not withdrawn. Kosovo was recognized through a verbal note in 2010, by the President who does not live […]

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Kosovo adds dissonance to Balkan cacophony (Euractiv)

By   /  08/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The visit to Belgrade by the three members of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s presidency was expected to warm up relations between the two countries, which had soured after the Bosniak presidency member said his country should recognise Kosovo, Serbia’s former province. That statement hit a raw nerve in Serbia, which refuses to acknowledge the independence Kosovo declared in […]

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Kosovo court acquits 9 accused of terror attack in Serbia (AP, The Washngton Post)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A Kosovo court has acquitted a group of nine Albanian men accused of a 2012 terror attack against a border post in southern Serbia. The court in Pristina, the capital, decided Wednesday to acquit the nine men of the attack, which injured a Serb border guard, saying there was no prove they committed the crime. […]

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 Kosovo without UNMIK acronym during CEFTA presiding (RFE)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Next year Kosovo is expected to chair the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA). Kosovo’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Bajram Hasani, told Radio Free Europe that Kosovo will be presiding only under the name Kosovo, without UNMIK acronym. He added that representatives of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo will not be participating at […]

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Vetevendosje: Kalludra is holding secret trial (RTK)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Vetevendosje Movement has reacted to the trial of its four MPs who are being accused for throwing teargas at the Assembly of Kosovo. Vetvendosje claims in a press statement that judge Beqir Kalludra is holding a secret trial. “Media were forbidden to broadcast live today’s political and unfair trial against Albin Kurti, Albulena Haxhiu, Donika […]

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Veseli: Demarcation should pass and visas should liberalise (Lajmi.net)

By   /  06/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The President of the Assembly of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli, met today with Head of the EU Office to Kosovo, Natliya Apostolova and EU Ambassadors accredited to Kosovo. Veseli informed them with the intensified work of the Assembly, especially on the issues related to the European agenda. Speaking about border demarcation with Montenegro, Veseli expressed once […]

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Kosovo Commission Calls Montenegro Border Deal Damaging Deal (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Kosovo government’s new commission on the border deal with Montengro has attacked the agreement, saying it endorsed a border that did not follow Kosovo’s previous border, when it was a province of Yugoslavia. Kosovo’s government on Monday backed a report by a new commission tasked with re- assessing the controversial border deal with Montenegro […]

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Thaci pleased with decision on demarcation, calls on MPs to vote it (Koha)

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

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci welcomed the decision of the government to proceed the agreement on the border demarcation with Montenegro for ratification by the Assembly. “I want to believe on the political and state will of the representatives elected by citizens, but at the same time I invite all Kosovo Assembly MPs, regardless […]

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Hoxhaj: Commission did not bring concrete facts (Koha)

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

Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, said during the meeting of the government today that he has listened to the new Commission for demarcation of the border with Montenegro, which according to him made assessments but did not bring any concrete facts. He said the government is interested to move the issue forward by […]

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 Bulliqi: Agreement with Montenegro does not match border line of the former province (media)

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

Head of the Commission for demarcation and maintenance of the state border, Shpejtim Bulliqi, said today that that their commission unanimously concluded that the borderline as presented on the 26 August 2015 agreement reached between Kosovo and Montenegro in Vienna, is not in accordance with the administrative border line of the former socialist province of […]

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Government sends the report on the border with Montenegro to the Assembly (RTK)

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

The government of Kosovo has decided to send the report of the Commission for demarcation of the border with Montenegro, as well as the agreement signed in 2005 to be proceeded at the Assembly. All members of the government voted for except for one abstention. Prime Minister Haradinaj said the practice of the reporting at […]

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