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Delawie: Education a key to prevention of violent extremism (RTK)

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The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, said today that violent extremism derived from dissatisfied, unemployed youth, who lacked the feeling of belonging, are now exploiting social media to add to their number, making the fear spread in a chain manner. Speaking at a round table organized in Gjakova,  by Women’s Initiative in Kosovo, Delawie […]

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Haradinaj: I might return to Kosovo next week (Radio Free Europe)

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Ramush Haradinaj, the detained leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), told Radio Free Europe today that he might return to Kosovo next week as the court proceedings against him are expected to be concluded by mid next week. He said the accusations against him by Belgrade authorities are “a political game […]

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Apostolova: No agreement on Mitrovica wall yet (Telegrafi)

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Nataliya Apostolova, head of the European Union Office in Kosovo, said today that no agreement has been reached yet on the Mitrovica wall. Apostolova wrote on her Twitter account: “would be happy to have agreement on Mitrovica wall, but this is still not the case. Discussions continue & and I hope solution will be found […]

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Thaçi: There will be no discussions with Belgrade about the wall (RTK)

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The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, said today that the issue of the wall would not be discussed with Belgrade authorities, because it is an internal issue of Kosovo. Thaçi made these statements in front of the monument of Zahir Pajaziti, and added that “As a state, we are very much aware that today is […]

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Donald Trump’s Big League Balkans Problem (Financial Times)

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The first victim of Trmp-induced instability might not be Ukraine, or the Baltics – but tiny Kosovo. Ferizaj, Kosovo – Armend Miftari’s love for the United States is unwavering, even in the wake of Donald Trump. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/31/donald-trumps-big-league-balkans-problem-kosovo-serbia/?utm_content=buffer5ff1e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Rakic: There is no agreement on the demolition of the wall (Radio KIM)

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North Mitrovicë/ Mitrovica Mayor Goran Rakić said that any agreement with Prishtinë/Priština delegation was not reached in relation to the supporting wall in this city, and on which demolition political representatives of Kosovo Albanians are insisting. Rakić said in a statement that any agreement, except that both sides should refrain from inflammatory rhetoric and unilateral […]

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OSCE Broadcast 30 January

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• Government without response for demolition of wall (KTV)
• Lunacek: Dialogue ends with Kosovo’s recognition (Klan Kosova, KTV)
• Serwer: Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia should produce balanced results (RTK1)
• Stojanovic: Most important thing is to calm situation down (RTK2)
• Rakic: Agreement achieved is collapsed with inflammatory statements (RTK2)
• Ministry of Justice does not consider Anti-Mafia Law necessary (KTV)
• Court of Appeals has solved 130 official corruption cases (Klan Kosova, KTV)

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Headlines 31 January

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Mustafa-Apostolova-Rakic reach agreement on Mitrovica wall (Koha Ditore)
Tahiri: Epilogue of the dialogue is the authority of the government (Zëri)
Lunacek: Dialogue to conclude with recognition (Epoka e Re)
Serwer: It is time for the army of Kosovo now (Epoka e Re)
Jahjaga, Hysa and Rexhepi, candidate for head of intelligence chief (Zeri)
Plans to give additional authorities to KSF under way (Zeri)
Freedom House: Kosovo, partly free (Koha)

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Drecun: The continuity of the US administration on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija (Radio KIM)

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Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo and Metohija Milovan Drecun says that he is concerned about new statement of US Secretary of Defense James Mathis that the recognition of Kosovo would be actualized before Serbia’s membership in the EU. “Does this mean that the Trump’s administration will give up the former US stance not […]

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Palokaj: Who is the dialogue for? (Koha Ditore)

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The paper’s correspondent from Brussels, Augustin Palokaj, writes in an opinion piece that the biggest mistake the EU is making while facilitating the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina is by not allowing the parties to make comments on what they’ve been discussing in closed meetings. The lack of information about what exactly the parties have […]

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Municipality of Skenderaj/Srbica receives car donation from UNMIK (Klan Kosova)

By   /  30/01/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Municipality of Skenderaj/Srbica has received a car donation from the UN Mission in Kosovo. The donation was received by deputy mayor, Fadil Nura. On the occasion, Nura thanked UNMIK for the donation which will help the municipality in carrying out its daily tasks in providing service to the citizens. He also said that UNMIK has […]

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McAllister: Belgrade and Pristina not to block each other (Radio KIM)

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Rapporteur for Serbia and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, David McAllister, said that Belgrade and Pristina are expected to remain committed to dialogue. McAllister pointed out that Belgrade and Pristina are expected not to play “game” of mutual accusations and to refrain from any action that would jeopardize the progress […]

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