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Opposition calls for government’s resignation for not demolishing Mitrovica wall (Koha)

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Three opposition parties – Vetevendosje, Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) – have called on the government of Kosovo to step down following the failure to abide by the Kosovo Assembly resolution for demolishing the wall in Mitrovica North. In a joint statement, the opposition parties accused the government […]

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Minister Shala: Mitrovica wall is illegal and should be demolished (Kosovapress)

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Kosovo’s Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Ferat Shala, said that after carrying out all necessary technical and legal measures, his ministry has concluded that the Mitrovica North wall is illegal and as such needs to be demolished. He said that wall was unnecessary and fails to meet urban standards. Furthermore, Shala added, it sends […]

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Decision on Haradinaj’s extradition request on 9 February (Klan Kosova)

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Ramush Haradinaj, the detained leader of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), will appear before a French court on 9 February when a final decision on whether to extradite him to Serbia is expected to be announced. Haradinaj was detained by French authorities on 4 January on an arrest warrant issued by Serbia.

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Thaci and Vucic have a telephone conversation ahead of Brussels meeting (RFE)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, and Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, in a telephone conversation ahead of their meeting in Brussels reaffirmed the need for de-escalating tensions and resolving outstanding issues through dialogue. Sources in Brussels told RFE that the telephone conversation between the two leaders took place Wednesday morning.

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“The court in the north will not be operational before June” (Radio KIM)

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At today’s meeting between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels, one of the topics could be the implementation of the agreement on the judiciary. Dušan Radaković from the Centre for representation of the democratic culture believes that things should coincide with a dialogue so the judiciary can be revitalized. Radaković points out for RTV KIM that […]

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Inside Europe’s Balkan Tinderbox (Bloomberg)

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As Trump belittles NATO and sends conciliatory signs to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin is stepping in. He has pledged to strengthen defense cooperation with Serbia, a traditional ally, donating six used MiG-29 fighter planes to the army. He also offered the country to join a trade agreement that would be incompatible with Serbia’s […]

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Serbian Officials Accused of Kosovo Massacre Cover-Up (Balkan Insight)

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Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre claimed that 110 people, including senior Serbian officials, remain unprosecuted for removing hundreds of corpses in a bid to cover up massacres during the Kosovo war. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbian-officials-accused-of-kosovo-massacre-cover-up-01-31-2017

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OSCE Broadcast 31 January

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• Wall not demolished, Assembly Resolution forgotten (All monitored broadcasters, RTK2&KTV)
• Mustafa: Dialogue will contribute to easing of tensions (RTK1)
• RTK get 3.3 million euros for first quarter this year (KTV)
• KIA Head did not resign, he was dismissed (KTV)
• Police blocked entrance of “Grand” due to a suspicious vehicle with BG plates (KTV)
• Non-majority communities facing many issues (RTK2)
• Freedom House: Kosovo a partly free country (RTK2, TV21)

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UNMIK Headlines 1 February

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• Thaci: I expect further de-escalating of tensions with Serbia (RFE)
• Dialogue at level of Presidents and Prime Ministers resumes today (media)
• Government fails to respect Assembly’s resolution on Mitrovica wall (Zeri)
• Lunacek: Reconciliation is an obligation (Zeri)
• Zeri: “Fears of possible bomb threats alarm Pristina”
• Koha: “Kosovo Security Force will (not) become Kosovo Armed Force”
• Tsipras: Greece will not change its position on Kosovo (media)

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