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Kosovo Charges Nine With Plotting Terror Attacks In Balkans (RFE/RL)

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Kosovo charged nine men on June 15 with plotting terror attacks in Kosovo and at a World Cup soccer match between Israel and Albania last year. The men were among 19 detained in a series of arrests in Kosovo and neighboring Albania and Macedonia ahead of the game in November, which was moved for security […]

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Kosovo: EP, its recognition would increase EU’s credibility (ANSAmed)

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The recognition of Kosovo by the five Member States (Spain, Slovakia, Romania, Greece and Cipro) that do not recognise it, would “increase the EU’s credibility in its own external policy”, and “be beneficial to the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia”, where “more engagement” is needed, the European Parliament says in a resolution passed […]

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Kosovo charges 9 men with plotting attacks at Albania-Israel World Cup match (Reuters)

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Kosovo prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged nine Kosovar men with planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team and its fans last November. http://reut.rs/2sdhpZN

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Flessenkemper: Western Balkan countries are poorer than they were 30 years ago (InSerbia)

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The Western Balkan countries are poorer than they were 30 years ago, which is why they will need at least 25 years to reach the EU and therefore Germany has submitted a plan “Berlin process plus”, said project director for the Balkans at the European Institute CIFE in Nice and member of the Advisory group […]

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‘Lynching Atmosphere’ Threatens Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue (RFE)

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It has become a disturbing pattern in Serbia of late: those looking to improve relations with neighboring Kosovo can expect to encounter mayhem-minded ultranationalist youths hell-bent on foiling their efforts. http://bit.ly/2srkOY2

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Kosovo Film Ignites Controversy in Serbia (Balkan Insight)

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After right-wingers protested against a documentary about Kosovo, director Aleksandar Reljic said it showed that it remains a controversial topic – even though his film aims to promote dialogue and undermine stereotypes. http://bit.ly/2t0FN0O

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How may Kosovo elections affect demarcation with Montenegro? (European Western Balkans)

By   /  13/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The issue of demarcation between Montenegro and Kosovo will remain at a standstill for a time, after the Kosovo elections. However, later on, a way would be found for the Demarcation Agreement to be ratified in the Kosovo parliament, said political analyst from Kosovo Azem Vlasi, CdM reports. See more at:https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2017/06/13/how-may-kosovo-elections-affect-demarcation-with-montenegro/

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OSCE Hails ‘Orderly’ Kosovo Election Process; EU Calls For Swift Formation Of Government (RFE)

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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says Kosovo’s snap parliamentary elections were held in an “orderly” manner and took place “without major irregularities or incidents.” http://bit.ly/2sXzX0j

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EU Hopes Kosovo Can Form Government Swiftly After Election (RFE)

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A senior European Union official has expressed hope that Kosovo will soon get a new government following snap parliamentary elections that left no party in a position to govern without what could be tough efforts to build a coalition. http://bit.ly/2siO0PW

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Serbian Right-Wingers Protest Against Kosovo Film (Balkan Insight)

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Dozens of far-right activists in the Serbian city of Novi Sad tried to stop the showing of a film about life in Kosovo, but police ousted them from the building after they forced their way in. http://bit.ly/2swAN6E

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Opinion: Nationalism wins in Kosovo elections

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Two nationalist parties have emerged as winners in Kosovo’s parliamentary elections. This does not bode well for relations with neighboring states or the EU, writes DW’s Adelheid Feilcke. Whether you like or not, the reality in Kosovo is that large parts of the country’s population are frustrated, nationalist and hold radical political views. The results […]

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Lengthy coalition talks ahead for Kosovo, could delay reforms (Reuters)

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Kosovo could be heading towards lengthy talks on forming a coalition government, delaying economic reforms, official preliminary results showed on Monday. Early elections were held on Sunday after the PDK-led government of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, accused by the opposition of failing to meet pledges to improve the lives of young people, lost a no-confidence […]

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