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UNMIK Headlines 22 February

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• Kosovo Assembly to vote on border demarcation agreement today (dailies)
• International diplomats in Pristina mobilise ahead of demarcation vote (dailes)
• Kurti: Border demarcation not the only visa liberalisation condition (Zeri)
• Switzerland opposes ideas of Kosovo’s partition (media)
• Hoxhaj: Visa liberalization depends on Albanian MP votes (media)
• “With ratification of demarcation, Kosovo catches last train for visas” (Epoka)
• Thaci: Russia could play positive role by recognising Kosovo (Koha/KP)
• Pacolli expects Spain to recognize Kosovo soon (Epoka)
• Hoti responds to Vucic (RTK)
• Delawie condemns threats against Serb KSF members (Zeri/Epoka)
• U.S. Embassy in Tirana reacts to Edi Rama’s speech on Kosovo (RTK)
• Kosovo ranked 85 on Transparency International corruption index (media)
• Missing persons families press institutions into suing Serbia for genocide (Koha)
• Attack with explosive device on U.S. Embassy in Montenegro (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 February

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• PM Haradinaj requests Assembly session on demarcation on Thursday (RTK)
• Delawie: I hope every political party will vote in favor of demarcation (RTK)
• Assembly chairmanship to set date for border demarcation vote (media)
• Montenegro FM: Statement not very different from demarcation deal (Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj’s battle for demarcation (Zeri)
• Shala: NISMA will support border demarcation agreement (Klan Kosova)
• Hoxhaj to Kusari: No elections, we don’t accept conditions (RTK)
• Apostolova: There has been impressive work on visa liberalization (media)
• Soltes: CoE strategy, a positive message for Kosovo (Pristina Insight/RTK)
• Brussels talks to focus on implementation of Kosovo-Serbia agreements (media)
• Rama says statement on single president was taken out of context (Klan Kosova)
• Kouchner ready to take on role for Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation (media)
• Vucic: I ripped off westerners’ documents on Kosovo’s independence (RTK)
• President Thaci pardons persons convicted of murder (Kallxo)

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UNMIK Headlines 20 February

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• Ruling parties struggling to secure votes to pass border bill (Zeri/Koha)
• Government of Kosovo to convene meetings on demarcation today (Bota Sot)
• PM Haradinaj’s statement on demarcation with Montenegro (media)
• Thaci seeks U.S. support for demarcation, dialogue and army (Epoka)
• Delawie expects ratification of demarcation this week (RTK)
• U.S. don’t support exchange of territories, call for creative solutions (Kosova Sot)
• Haradinaj: Timeframe for dialogue with Serbia, mutual recognition (Koha)
• Technical dialogue with new dynamics and approach (Epoka)
• Arifi indicates new draft on Association/Community (Zeri)
• Vucic: Serbia to propose a solution by beginning of April (RTK)
• Rama’s idea for a single Kosovo-Albania president encounters opposition (Zeri)
• Engel: U.S. and Kosovo, strong relations regardless of who is in power (Koha)
• Karem: KSF transformation in coordination with U.S. (Epoka)
• Vetevendosje calls for international investigation into Assembly attack (dailies)
• Serb KSF members in Zubin Potok receive threats (Kallxo/Koha)
• Former UNMIK chief explains why the north was divided (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 19 February

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U.S. urges Kosovo to fight corruption on path to join EU (Koha)
Kosovo Assembly postpones session on demarcation (Gazeta Express)
Serbian List’s absence postpones border demarcation session (Koha)
Montenegro signals possibility of correction of the border with Kosovo (RTK)
“Demarcation statement not legally binding for Montenegro” (Koha Ditore)
LDK supports border demarcation agreement with Montenegro (Kosova Sot)
Kosovo-Serbia technical dialogue to resume 26 February (media)
Thaci: No autonomy for north, Serbia aware that Kosovo cannot be divided (RTK)
Thaci: KSF transformation is imminent (Koha)
Rama: Kosovo and Albania to have single president (Bota Sot)
LDK slams Rama’s statement on single Kosovo-Albania president (Koha)
Vucic: Pristina should be ready for compromise (RTK)
Lavrov: Pointless to speak about Kosovo seat at UN (Klan Kosova)
Haradinaj to meet U.S. and French officials today (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 17 February

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Headlines – 17.02.2018 Clinton: Kosovo deserves our congratulations and continued support (Koha) Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, took to Facebook to congratulate Kosovo people on the tenth jubilee of independence. “Today the proud people of Kosovo deserve our congratulations and continued support. Exactly ten years since their independence, we celebrate their achievements: delivering fair and […]

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UNMIK Headlines 16 February

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Gabriel: Situation in the north to be put under control (Koha Ditore)
The U.S. supports Germany’s statement on recognition of Kosovo by Serbia (RTK)
Serbia reacts to Germany’s request to recognize Kosovo (RTK)
Proposals to resolve demarcation deadlock within existing deal (Koha)
Barbados recognizes Kosovo (Epoka)
Roth: Germany categorically against reshuffling of Kosovo-Serbia border (Koha)
Rohan: Partition of Kosovo opens ‘Pandora’s Box’ (Zeri)
Kocijancic: EU will very soon invite parties to new round of talks (media)
Markovic: We are ready to help Kosovo on its Euro-Atlantic path (media)
Specialist prosecutor Schwendiman announces departure (Epoka e Re)
Russia continues lobbying against Kosovo’s independence (RTK)
Thaci on Ivanovic’s murder: It will be painful for some (RTK)
Former US VP Biden congratulates Thaci on independence anniversary (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 February

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Markovic: Montenegro ready to help Kosov ratify border deal (dailies)
Gabriel: No EU for Serbia without recognising Kosovo (dailies)
Danielsson: Two criteria remain open for visa liberalisation (Koha)
Thaci: Specialist court for Albanians like a court for the Jews (Zeri)
Delawie: Demarcation has complicated U.S.-Kosovo relations (Zeri/RTV21)
“UNMIK will not leave Kosovo” (Koha/DW)
Kurz: Austria has recognised Kosovo and this will not change (Zeri)
Strache explains his statement on Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
President of Basic Court in Mitrovica resigns (Kallxo/Kosovapress)
Zeka: Demarcation will bring down Haradinaj’s government (TV Dukagjini)

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UNMIK Headlines 14 February

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• Pahor: Demarcation and agreements with Serbia lead to EU and NATO (media)
• Markovic to visit Kosovo today, meet leaders (dailies)
• EU: Ratification of border agreement paves way for visa-free travel (Indeksonline)
• Limaj: There are positive signs from Montenegro to resolve demarcation (media)
• Thaci: Special Court a historic injustice (RTK)
• U.S. President congratulates Kosovo on independence anniversary (dailies)
• “Sovereignty completion is reached with Kosovo’s membership at UN” (Epoka)
• Haradinaj surprised by ideas for exchange of territories (RTK)
• Analysts warn of danger from territory exchange ideas (Zeri)
• Trajkovic: Thaci is behind idea for Kosovo’s partition (Koha)
• Another Kosovo man killed in Syria (Koha/RFE)
• Arms shipment to Bosnian Serbs stokes EU fears (The Guardian/Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 February

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• In Pristina, Pahor urges ratification of border demarcation agreement (dailies)
• Montenegrin PM Markovic to visit Kosovo tomorrow (dailies)
• Maliqi: Montenegrin PM’s visit contributes to resolving demarcation (Epoka)
• Thaci rejects ideas of Kosovo-Serbia territory exchange (Epoka)
• German Embassy: Games on territorial division, dangerous (Express)
• Austrian FM: Recognition of Kosovo irreversible (Zeri)
• EU does not know when dialogue could resume (Lajmi/RTK)
• KSF Minister: KSF to transform into an army in 2018/19 (media)
• Serwer: Army can be created without constitutional changes (RTK)
• President Thaci to meet U.S. Ambassador Delawie today (Lajmi)
• Kurti: I don’t support joining Albania against EU wishes (Zeri)
• Peterle calls for continuation of election reform (Epoka)
• Dacic: Dialogue is needed to resolve Kosovo issue (Koha)
• Two policemen arrested on Ivanovic’s case, released (RTK/Koha)
• Turkish media praise Kosovo for banning Kurdish event (Kallxo)

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UNMIK Headlines 12 February

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• Haradinaj: Initiative to abrogate specialist court was unsuccessful (Zeri)
• Kosovo government rejects ideas of partition (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: News on exchange of territories, campaign against Kosovo (RTK)
• Veseli: Serbia to recognise Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• Austrian vice-chancellor: Mistake to pressure Serbia to recognise Kosovo (Zeri)
• Austria has not changed its position on Kosovo (RTK)
• Hahn reconfirms that Austria has not changed position on Kosovo (Koha)
• Pacolli: Austrian official’s statement could lead to bloodshed (Bota Sot)
• LDK MP: Strache’s statement dangerous for the region, Europe (Klan Kosova)
• Serwer urges Kosovo to ratify border demarcation (Epoka/RFE)
• Opposition doesn’t believe demarcation guarantees visa liberalization (RTK)
• Jevtic: Establishment of association, key to continuance of dialogue (RTK)
• Two policemen arrested for “mishandling evidence” in Ivanovic case (Kallxo)
• ‘Serbia is not involved on investigations of Ivanovic’s murder” (RTK)
• Slovenian President to visit Kosovo today (media)
• Kosovo national killed in Syria (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 10 February

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Haradinaj: Kosovo-Serbia agreement by 2019 (Telegrafi/RTV21)
EU: Strategy treats Kosovo equally with rest of Western Balkans (Zeri)
Hoxha: Kosovo committed to advancing EU integration process (Epoka e Re)
“No EULEX judges and prosecutors as of July 1” (Koha)
Assembly recommendation calls for int’l inquiry into grenade attack (Koha)
Displaced Serb cancel visit to Kosovo citing security concerns (Telegrafi)

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UNMIK Headlines 9 February

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Haradinaj: Kosovo should forgive, but not forget the past (VoA/RTK)
Quint countries welcome statement by leaders of special court (Epoka)
Jashari: Specialist court to be abrogated (Epoka e Re)
Hahn: Agreement between Pristina and Belgrade still a blank paper (Epoka)
Hoxhaj: Dialogue with Serbia meaningless without visa liberalisation (Koha)
Poll: Half of respondents don’t believe in end of dialogue this year (Zeri)
Haradinaj meets CIA chief Pompeo and Assistant Secretary Mitchell (Koha)
U.S. confirms support for Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
Border commission seeking new facts (Koha Ditore)
Apostolova meets Serbian List caucus leader (Klan Kosova)

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