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Stoltenberg: To reduce tensions and avoid conflicts in the Balkan (Kossev)

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The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, pointed out, in an interview with Beta news agency, the necessity to reduce the current tensions in the Western Balkan, in order to avoid incidents and clashes, and pointed out that NATO “realizes its part in the construction of the security with regional partners”. “NATO appreciates the partnership […]

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Thaci presents idea for establishing a truth and reconciliation commission (Telegrafi)

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On today’s first meeting of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci said hostilities that have caused wars are still present and dominate social discourse. “There is still a gap between the communities and this could still keep us in the depths of hatred and hostilities caused by war.” Thaci said adding […]

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Mustafa: We cannot build the future without dealing with the past (Klan Kosova)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, said that Kosovo and Serbia will not be able to build a future if they don’t deal with the past. In the first meeting of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up by President Hashim Thaci, Mustafa said that war crimes will not be forgotten. “By bravely addressing our […]

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Djuric and Chinese ambassador consider creation of Kosovo’s Army to be dangerous (lajmi.net)

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The Director of the Office for Kosovo at the government of Serbia, Marko Djuric, met today with the Chinese Ambassador to Serbia, Li Manchang. During the meeting they discussed the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade, and they especially stressed “the danger from the creation of the army of Kosovo.” They both stressed the importance of […]

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Gecaj to Djuric: The only dangerous army is the Serbian one (Klan Kosova)

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Deputy Minister of the Local Government, Bajram Gecaj, took to Facebook to reply to the director of the Office for Kosovo at the Serbian government, Marko Djuric, who considered that the effort of Kosovo to create an army was dangerous. “Mr. Djuric, the time has already proved that the only dangerous army in the region […]

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Vujicic apologizes for Montenegrin crimes in Kosovo (Klan Kosova)

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Head of the Association of Kosovo Montenegrins, Slobodan Vujicic, apologized during the first meeting of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the crimes that Montenegrins committed in Kosovo during the war. “I apologize for the crimes that Montenegrins could have committed. There were such Montenegrins in Pristina and Peja region. There were also Montenegrins who […]

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Delawie hails Kosovo government’s steps toward reconciliation (Koha)

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The United States Ambassador in Kosovo, Greg Delawie, has congratulated Kosovo’s institutions for their steps toward reconciliation. He said the Truth and Reconciliation Commission must be independent and transparent and include citizens from all ethnic backgrounds. Delawie also said that individuals that are part of this commission and share their experiences must be given protection […]

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Mitrovica Bridge Still Dividing Instead of Uniting Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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Kosovo, Serbian and international actors are going from one mistake to another as they try to resolve the issue of the infamous bridge in Mitrovica, Nexhmedin Spahiu says. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/mitrovica-bridge-still-dividing-instead-of-uniting-kosovo-02-12-2017

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Recica: Demarcation must be brought to the Assembly (Epoka)

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Elmi Recica, chairman of the Kosovo Assembly foreign affairs committee, told the paper that the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro should be brought to the Assembly “to see if there are 2/3 of votes to ratify the agreement”. Recica called on the opposition parties not to allow internal politics to reflect on Kosovo’s engagement for […]

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Veseli: Kosovo will not follow Serbia’s example (Lajmi)

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Kosovo Assembly President, Kadri Veseli, has welcomed President Hashim Thaci’s initiative to establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. At the first consultative meeting, Veseli said Kosovo’s institutions are proving their readiness to shed light on the past, face its truths and help heal the wounds of the past. “Our people paid a very high price […]

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OSCE Broadcast 12 February

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• Demarcation not a condition for KAF establishment (RTK1)
• Mustafa: Dialogue should be more dynamic (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK1&TV21)
• US policy toward Balkans has not changed (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Djuric: Belgrade waiting to see first sign for ASMM establishment (RTK2)
• Rakic: Drafting of Association’s statute cannot be brought to local level (RTK2)
• KFOR is monitoring suspicious activities of “Airsoft Club Vukovi” (Klan Kosova)
• Investigations against public officials for non-declaration of property stopped (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 February

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• Mustafa: Pace of dialogue to be stepped up (Telegrafi)
• Mustafa: Let us vote the demarcation (Zeri)
• Kurti: Border demarcation agreement is dead (Bota Sot/Zeri)
• Serbian List to return to institutions over the Association (Koha)
• Some PDK MPs speak about elections in May or June (Zeri)
• Haradinaj to Dacic: I was freedom fighter not invader like you (Kosova Sot)

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