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UNMIK Headlines 24 January

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• Stoltenberg: You decide on the army (dailies)
• Law which prohibits participation in foreign wars, endorsed (dailies)
• Opposition warns on the biggest protest in the last ten years (dailies)
• Cliff: SHIK still active and involved in corruption (Bota Sot)
• Leposavic competent on Trepca (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 January

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• Trepca miners’ strike suspended (dailies)
• Kerry: We destroyed ISIS cells in Kosovo (dailies)
• EU experts say Kosovo threatened by terrorism (Koha)
• Dacic calls for Pristina meeting to be status-neutral (Kosova Sot)
• “Parliament doesn’t make good decisions for Kosovo” (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 22 January

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• PM Mustafa writes letter to Trepca miners (Bota Sot)
• Government wants to keep Trepca mines (Koha)
• Miners determined to continue strike (Epoka e Re)
• AAK to join protest against Jablanovic (Zeri)
• Parliament to discuss irregular migration on Friday (Zeri)
• Veseli meets US Ambassador (Zeri)
• Kosovo government adopts Progress Report plan (Kosova Sot)
• Serbian List MP arrested on rape charges (dailies)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 January

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• Pristina-Belgrade dialogue to focus on justice system in north (Koha)
• Miners issue a 24-hour ultimatum for government (dailies)
• EU against Trepca’s liquidation (Koha Ditore)
• Jablanovic: I will not resign (Zeri)
• Technical team discusses legislation for establishment of special court (Koha)
• Serbia’s integration depends on relations with Kosovo (Epoka e Re)
• Jakup Krasniqi resigns from his MP post (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 20 January

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• Trepca debate postponed (dailies)
• Haradinaj: Protests are inevitable (Zeri)
• Kuci: Special court will protect Kosovo’s image (Lajmi)
• Jablanovic apologizes to mothers of missing persons (Zeri)
• EP concerned by Kosovo’s efforts to fight corruption (Kosova Sot)

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UNMIK Headlines 19 January

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• Serbia interferes in Trepca mine (Kosova Sot)
• Government backs down on Trepca, proposes restructuring (Gazeta Blic)
• Jacobson: Preventing liquidation of Trepca a tough job (dailies)
• Northern Serbs will block Mitrovica-Leposavic road today (Kosovapress)
• Mustafa calls on people not to leave Kosovo (Bota Sot)
• Vladeta Kostic elected Gracanica mayor (Zeri)
• Kosovo to host “Western Balkans 6” summit (Epoka e Re)
• Greece doesn’t rule out recognition of Kosovo (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 17 January 2015

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• Intelligence chief resigns (dailies)
• Mustafa: Jablanovic’s statement was reckless (Zeri)
• Zbogar: Don’t appoint militants (Zeri)
• Gracanica elections – four prosecutors on duty (Zeri)
• Kuci and Cliff discuss judiciary’s priority issues (Bota Sot)

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UNMIK Headlines 16 January 2015

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• President Jahjaga meets heads of institutions (dailies)
• Armed forces to be a condition for support for special court (Koha)
• Tahiri reacts to Vucic’s statements (Epoka e Re)
• Irregular migration weakens Kosovo’s visa liberalization chances (Zeri)
• Baer: Kosovo should be included in OSCE discussions (Zeri)
• Croatian President: Serbia should recognize Kosovo (Kosova Sot)

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Trepca (Koha Ditore)

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Columnist Lumir Abdixhiku states that Trepca mine is Kosovo’s most complex asset and this complexity is primarily related to the mine’s historical importance and the development potential it has. This is further increased by the way the mine was managed in the last fifteen years which, Abdixhiku says, was characterized by “inexplicable institutional negligence.” Trepca […]

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Albin Kurti, a comeback departure (Koha Ditore)

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Adriatik Kelmendi, KTV’s editor-in-chief, writes that Albin Kurti’s announcement that he is stepping down from the post of Vetevendosje leader in order to focus on the grassroots of the party is something that has not been witnessed so far in the region’s political scene. While the decision to withdraw from party’s top position is something […]

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Jablanovic, go away! (Zeri)

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Columnist Enis Veliu writes that the Serbian Minister for Communities and Returns in the government of Kosovo, Aleksandar Jablanovic, showed that he has the courage and political power to take decisions at the level of the Kosovo government and while he is being paid by the Kosovo budget, he continues to implement instructions from the […]

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Icy Panopticon (Koha Ditore)

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In his regular column, Enver Robelli anticipates a difficult year ahead which, he says, will be marked with standstill, impoverishment and desperation of the people of Kosovo. The only cure for this will be emergence of new political alternatives and a comprehensive mobilization of the population against the alliance of crime and evil which Robelli […]

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A dangerous overture (Zeri)

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The paper’s editor-in-chief, Arbana Xharra, considers that the weekend’s protest in Gjakova/Djakovica against the Serbian Minister in the Kosovo government, Aleksandar Jablanovic, can very easily move to in front of the government building in Pristina if the Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, continues to tolerate Jablanovic’s behavior. Xharra claims that Jablanovic’s insult to the mothers of […]

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They don’t know or they don’t want to know about massacres in Kosovo? (Koha Ditore)

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The paper’s Brussels-based correspondent and columnist, Augustin Palokaj, writes that the “scandalous” statement of the Kosovo government’s minister, Aleksandar Jablanovic, that he was not aware that Serb forces committed massacres in Kosovo, is a serious problem that shows how Serbian politicians and society continue to deny responsibility for crimes committed in the territory of former […]

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My poor Republic (Koha)

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Lumir Abdixhiku, the Executive Director of Pristina-based research institute RIINVEST, comments on recent statements by Kosovo’s Minister for Communities and Returns Aleksandar Jablanovic. “A minister of my Republic – Jablanovic – ignores all killings [during the Kosovo conflict] as if he had lived far away from here, but that isn’t so … How is it […]

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We need another giant protest (Koha/The New York Times)

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Koha Ditore runs an opinion piece by Thomas L. Friedman that originally appeared in The New York Times. President Obama was criticized for failing to attend, or send a proper surrogate to, the giant antiterrorism march in Paris on Sunday. That criticism was right. But it is typical of American politics today that we focus […]

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NATO Secretary General visits Kosovo (KosovaPress)

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The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, today visited KFOR Headquarters in Pristina. Stoltenberg thanked NATO troops who worked hard to ensure stability and safety in Kosovo.  Asked about the future of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), Stoltenberg said that KFOR will assist in the development of the KSF, and […]

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Mustafa: We won’t bankrupt the state (Koha)

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Several news sites cover Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa’s post on Facebook this morning, focusing on protests against Communities and Returns Minister Aleksandar Jablanovic and the Trepca issue. He wrote: “As Prime Minister, I appreciate the right to protest and organize strikes and other forms of expressing dissatisfaction. But I also believe that we need […]

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Tahiri: We won’t discuss Trepca in Brussels (Express)

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Kosovo’s Minister without portfolio Edita Tahiri told the news site on Thursday that the issue of the Trepca mining complex would under no circumstance be discussed in the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue. According to Tahiri, the red lines set in the dialogue with Belgrade do not allow for such topics to be addressed. She also said that […]

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Kosova Women’s Network to join protest against Jablanovic (Telegrafi)

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The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) said today it supports the “Cries of Mothers” Association and that it will join the national protest on Saturday in front of the National Library in Pristina. “For 16 years now, the ‘Cries of Mothers’ Association has called for the fate of missing persons to be resolved. The hate speech […]

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NATO Secretary General to visit Kosovo on Friday (RTK)

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The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Kosovo on Friday. During his visit, Stoltenberg will meet COMKFOR, General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, and top representatives of the international community in Kosovo. The NATO SG is also scheduled to meet President Jahjaga, Prime Minister Mustafa and Deputy Prime Minister Thaci.

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Arban Abrashi, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, nominated for spokesperson of Kosovo government (Gazeta Express)

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The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, informed his Cabinet on Wednesday, at ninth meeting of the Government,  about the decision on the appointment of the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Arban Abrashi, as spokesperson of the government of Kosovo. “The government of the Republic of Kosovo remains committed to further strengthening the cooperation with […]

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CEC has not certified Gracanica mayor (Koha Ditore)

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Central Election Commission (CEC) has not certified today Vladeta Kostic for mayor of Gracanica, because he still carries a post at the Government of Serbia. CEC held today a meeting, but it did not make public the decision not to certify the result of the elections for Gracanica mayor. Koha.net sources within CEC informed that […]

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Italy to support Kosovo towards the EU (Koha)

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The President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, was received today in Rome by the Acting President of the Republic of Italy, Mr. Pietro Grasso. Jahjaga and Grasso discussed the overall development in Kosovo and the region, as well as special emphasis was paid to the Kosovo’s European integration, the commitment on internal reforms, the rule of […]

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Protests against Jablanovic directed against the government (KIM Radio)

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 “Story, which is directed against the government and is misused by some for spreading hatred against the Serbs is irresponsible, unserious and is not contributing to anything,” said the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Branimir Stojanovic, on a RTV Kim show ‘Dogovor’ (Agreement). Stojanovic said that protests against Jablanovic are staged by those who are […]

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Police not to confiscate documents any more (RTK2)

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Ministry of the Interior informed that Kosovo Police will not confiscate driving licenses and other documents form drivers any more in cases when they violate traffic rules on Kosovo roads, carried electronic media. The decision was made by the Minister Skender Hyseni. Thus, annulled an earlier decision from 19 May 2014 which provided that police […]

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First prosecution witness heard in Ivanovic trial (Tanjug)

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BELGRADE – The cross-examination of the first prosecution witness in a case against leader of the Citizens’ Initiative ‘Freedom, Democracy, Justice’ (SDP) Oliver Ivanovic and four other Serbs was completed at the Basic Court in Mitrovica on Thursday. During the evidence hearing, which begun yesterday, the witness, Isa Mustafa, a Kosovo Albanian, said that Ivanovic […]

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Mihajlovic: Serbian government not trading in property in Kosovo (IRS)

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Serbian Deputy PM Zorana Mihajlović said that the Serbian government would want dialogue on the Trepča combine issue and on property in Kosovo to take place as soon as possible. The Serbian government is not trading either in Trepča or in any other property in Kosovo, she said. We are a serious and responsible government, which […]

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Ljajic: We’ll guard the property in Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti)

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Serbia has the greatest interest to impose the issue of protection of its property in Kosovo on the agenda of the upcoming talks with Pristina. Said Rasim Ljajic to Vecernje Novosti, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism: – Pristina will try in every way to avoid this issue, and the part […]

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I share Nikolic’s concern (Politika)

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We have a president with the same constitutional authority that had Milosevic and Tadic. Nikolic’s position in the political relations is weaker because he is not head of the largest party, while Milosevic and Tadic were. I do not know what is the idea of President Nikolic and on what refers a new platform on […]

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Jablanović’s statement causes controversy among the Serbs (RTK)

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Representatives of the Serbian National Forum (SNF) (an organization that gathers Serbian intellectuals from Kosovo, whose goal is to solve the problems of the Serbian community) in press release criticized the Minister Jablanović for an apology sent to the mothers of Djakovica/Gjakove. The statement, among other things says that Jablanović apologized only to mothers of […]

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The Pope refused Jahjaga! (Vesti online)

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During a private visit to Vatican, Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga unsuccessfully tried to persuade Pope Francis to recognize the independence of Kosovo. During the meeting, which lasted 40 minutes, Jahjaga informed the Pope that Kosovo is now recognized by 108 countries and expressed hope that he supports “a vision of an independent Kosovo.” She particularly […]

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Kosovo miners end strike, give government more time to decide mines’s fate (Reuters)

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Hundreds of miners in Kosovo ended a three-day strike on Thursday in the country’s richest mine, which is also claimed by Serbia. Kosovo’s new government said last week it would take control of the Trepca mining complex but backtracked on Monday following a furious response from Serbia. On Tuesday, some 350 Trepca miners refused to […]

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700 miners refuse to resurface in ownership row (World Bulletin)

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Miners demand Kosovo Assembly nationalizes near-bankrupt mining company within 24 hours. Hundreds of miners in northern Kosovo have refused to resurface, demanding that the Kosovo government takes over their near-bankrupt mine in Mitrovica within 24 hours. About 700 miners were still 750 meters underground on Wednesday after refusing to return to the surface at the end […]

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Kosovo Miners Stay Deep Underground in Row Over Mine’s Fate (VOA)

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Hundreds of miners in Kosovo refused to resurface at the end of their shift on Tuesday to protest a government policy reversal on the fate of the mine, which is claimed by the country’s former master Serbia. Fearing bankruptcy, Kosovo’s new government said last week it would take control of the sprawling Trepca mining complex, […]

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Kosovo backtracks on bid to take control of mining giant (Reuters)

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PRISTINA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Kosovo backtracked on Monday from a pledge to take control of a huge mining complex claimed by Serbia, a step Belgrade had warned would put at risk European Union-sponsored negotiations between the Balkan neighbours. The Trepca complex of lead, zinc and silver mines once employed 20,000 people and accounted for […]

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Kosovo moves to take control of mining giant anger Serbia (Reuters)

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Kosovo’s government said on Friday it planned to take over the giant Trepca mine complex to save it from bankruptcy and restore it to its former glory, angering the country’s former master Serbia. Serbia said the plan, which is expected to be debated by the Kosovo parliament on Monday, would threaten a fragile thaw in […]

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Serbia urged to normalize relations with Kosovo (World Bulletin)

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British Foreign Secretary Hammond has said Serbia should implement the Brussels agreement on normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. The implementation of the Brussels agreement on normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina is important for Serbia’s membership into the European Union, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday. Hammond made the remarks after meeting Serbian […]

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Kosovo Marks Recak Massacre Anniversary (BIRN)

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Hundreds of Kosovo Albanians gathered in the village of Recak/Racak to mark the 16th anniversary of the massacre of 44 people by Serbian security forces in 1999. Petrit Collaku | BIRN Pristina Survivors, victims’ relatives and Kosovo officials attended the commemoration at the memorial complex in Recak/Racak on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the […]

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Serbian PM Vucic urges Kosovo Serbs to live in peace (Turkish Weekly)

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has called on Serbs to live in peace with their Albanian neighbors as he began his official visit to Kosovo. His call came on Wednesday after he attended the opening ceremony of a maternity hospital in Pasjane municipality, east of the capital Pristina, where many Serbs live. Vucic said: “We […]

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