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Bustle: What Is International Day Of The Girl? This Holiday Recognizes How Hard It Is To Be A Girl In 2017

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Every year since 2012, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, to recognize how hard being a girl is even to this day. The United Nations created the holiday, sometimes called International Day of the Girl Child, to celebrate the potential of the girls in different cultures around the world, and […]

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Kosovo holds its first ever official LGBT Pride parade (The Independent)

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Hundreds of people have attended Kosovo’s first ever official LGBT Pride parade. The event was held in the capital Pristina on Tuesday and follows unofficial marches in recent years to protest against homophobia and transphobia in the country. http://ind.pn/2kDZH1n

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Gay-Pride Parade Held In Kosovo, Defying Threats (RFE)

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LGBT rights groups held the first-ever pride parade in Kosovo on October 10, amid tight security measures prompted by anonymous threats against the participants. http://bit.ly/2wNtypF

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Kosovo president accuses int’l community of not keeping word (AP)

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Kosovo’s president on Monday accused the international community of not keeping its end of the bargain after the country created an unpopular war crimes court to prosecute ethnic Albanians in cases linked to Kosovo’s war. Hashim Thaci said among the things that international officials promised in return were to fast-track Kosovo for European Union and […]

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The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo: Lessons for the EU (EuropeanWesternBalkans)

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*Op-ed by Filip Ejdus, speaker at the panel “The EU as a crisis management actor: CSDP in the neighbourhood” on the Belgrade Security Forum 2017. In June 2016, the EU extended the mandate of the Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) until June 2018. While the fate of the mission after that date is […]

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Hardline Clerics Savage Kosovo’s First Pride Parade (Balkan Insight)

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The first ever Pride Parade in Kosovo, due to take place on Tuesday, is drawing fierce opposition and derogatory language from some Muslim clerics and from parties close to them. Some hard-line Muslim clerics in Kosovo have condemned the announced first Pride Parade in Kosovo, which is set to take place on 10 October in Pristina. […]

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Kosovo Voters Have High Hopes of Capital’s New Mayor (Balkan Insight)

By   /  06/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

With less than a month to go before local elections take place in Kosovo, citizens in the capital, Pristina, say they want to see city services run better. Less than three weeks before polling day in the local elections in Kosovo on October 22, the race is hotting up in the capital, Pristina, where eight […]

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There is no right to separatism (Deutche Welle)

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The Catalan regional government is planning to declare independence soon. However, it will not be able to refer to either international or the European law. The same thing as Kosovo did not become independent legally, but politically, Deutche Welle (DW) reported today. The right of the people to self-determination is an important principle of international […]

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Russia is Raising Fears of War by Sending Jets, Tanks and Armored Vehicles to Serbia (AP)

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Fearful of NATO and European influence, Russia made its first promised delivery of fighter jets to Serbia this week. More military-grade vehicles and anti-aircraft defense is expected to head to the longtime Russian ally in the near future as tensions increase in the Balkans region, according to the Associated Press. The Russians sent two MiG-29 jets, […]

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Why isn’t NATO bombing Madrid for 78 days? – fmr British diplomat (Russia Today)

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It is a little bit late for the EU to remember international law on its Western border when it was ignoring it on its Eastern border, Marko Gasic, an international affairs commentator, told RT. Catalonia’s leader has vowed to declare the region’s independence from Spain in the coming days. Carles Puigdemont, the breakaway region’s president, […]

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Joining the EU is a marathon, says Serbian PM (Euractive)

By   /  03/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

EXCLUSIVE / Serbia and Montenegro are seen as the two Western Balkan frontrunners to join the EU but Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić told EURACTIV.com in a wide-ranging interview that joining the soon-to-be 27-country bloc is a matter of endurance and not a competition. “For Serbia, joining the EU is like a marathon,” Brnabić told […]

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Serbia Accuses World of Double Standards Over Catalonia and Kosovo (U.S. News)

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BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’ foreign minister accused world powers on Tuesday of using double standards by refusing to accept the Catalan independence referendum while largely welcoming a separate Kosovo. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 – an announcement accepted by Washington and most EU states but rejected by Belgrade and its allies. Almost a […]

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