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Kosovo: “Kill the Serb,” KLA, and swastika graffiti (B92)

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Graffiti reading “Kill the Serb,” and “UCK,” along with a swastika and other offensive content have been painted on a fast food kiosk in Gnjilane.   “UCK” is the Albanian language acronym for “Kosovo Liberation Army” (KLA). According to the Silovo-based RTV Plus broadcaster, “these are the first anti-Serb graffiti to appear in the town […]

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Derguti: Edita Tahiri deceived the public, telephone code endangers national security (Lajmi)

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Head of the Vetevendosje Parliamentary Group, Aida Derguti, reacted to the publication of her letter addressed to the ITU, by the Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri. During the today’s Assembly session, she accused Minister Tahiri for deceiving the Kosovo population. “With the publication of the letter, Edita Tahiri tried to lie the public, as she […]

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Police claim “ISIS” threat to University of Pristina not credible (Klan Kosova/Telegrafi)

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The University of Pristina had to change the location of today’s ceremony to mark the 47th anniversary of its establishment due to threats it received on behalf of the terror group ISIS. Police forces were seen at the ceremony monitoring the situation. According to reports, University of Pristina received a letter saying it would be […]

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Veterans protest against demarcation (Lajmi.net)

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Veterans of the Kosovo Liberation Army in Peja, are protesting in Rugova against the manner of the demarcation of the border with Montenegro. They said that the recently established Commission has put the signs two days ago. “We have always defended these mountains by shedding blood and if required, we would do the same again,” […]

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Excavation works on a suspected mass grave to begin 16 February (Telegrafi)

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Chairman of the Kosovo government’s commission on missing persons, Prenk Gjetaj, announced that excavations into a suspected mass grave site inside the compound of a mosque in the northern part of Mitrovica will get underway on 16 February. Gjetaj said the excavation works will be carried out in close cooperation with EULEX and relevant Kosovo […]

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OSCE Broadcast 14 February

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• OSCE organised conference on protection of journalists (All monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• Association shall be established even without Prishtinë/Pristina’s support (RTK2)
• Assembly passes Resolution on Army (RTK)
• US supports establishment of Kosovo Army (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• War survivors consider reconciliation premature (KTV & RTK1)
• Arifaj: Commission’s goal is to have reconciliation within Kosovo, not with Serbia (RTK1)
• Indictment filed against Pal Lekaj and two others (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• GIZ supports Kosovo Assembly with 7.8 million euros (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• KJA: Municipalities should be open to media (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 February

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• Kosovo Assembly requests to form Army of Kosovo (dailies)
• “U.S. supports transformation of KSF into Armed Forces” (Epoka)
• Gecaj: Sanctions in case of failure to establish Association (Telegrafi)
• U.S. congratulates Kosovo on independence anniversary (RTK)
• Rohan: Serbia cannot join EU without recognising Kosovo (Koha)
• Ahmetaj: Demarcation should be concluded ASAP (Epoka)
• Missing persons’ families against truth and reconciliation commission (KTV)
• Norway supports Kosovo’s European perspective (dailies)
• AAK’s Lekaj indicted on abuse of power charges (Kosova Sot)
• Calls to suspend Serb “military NGO” (Koha)

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Poll: Serbs unwilling to go to war over Kosovo (EurActiv)

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Relations between Serbia and Kosovo may seem tense. But a new poll by an NGO shows that an overwhelming majority of Serbians wouldn’t support armed conflict in order to reclaim the province, which unilaterally declared independence in 2008. http://www.euractiv.com/section/enlargement/news/poll-serbs-not-willing-to-go-to-war-over-kosovo/

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