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Thaci: Dialogue with Serbia facilitating freedom of movement (RTK)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said today at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the crossing point between Kosovo and Serbia in Merdare that Kosovo is strengthening its international standing through taking part in the dialogue with Serbia and that the process will end in mutual recognition. “The laying of this foundation is another testimony that we […]

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Mustafa: Border crossing in Merdare, result of dialogue (Klan Kosova)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, said today at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the crossing point between Kosovo and Serbia in Merdare that the event is a direct result of the dialogue for normalization of relations. “The dialogue has not been easy but it is producing very good results,” Mustafa said.  

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Nikolic decides to run for reelection (B92/Tanjug)

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President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic will be a candidate in the presidential elections, Sputnik and N1 are reporting. B92 has also unofficially received confirmation of this news from Nikolic’s cabinet. According to media reports, the president made the decision on Wednesday evening, as he celebrated his 65th birthday. Earlier, Tanjug was told by sources from his cabinet […]

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Supreme Allied Commander Europe to visit Kosovo tomorrow (Telegrafi)

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NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, is expected to visit Kosovo tomorrow, a press release issued by KFOR announced. During the visit, US Army General Scaparrotti will meet KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni Fungo and hold a press conference afterwards.

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Kosovo Confirms Arrest Warrants for 57 Serbians (Balkan Insight)

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The Pristina authorities are seeking the arrest of dozens of unnamed Serbian citizens for committing war crimes during the 1990s conflict, although the warrants cannot be executed outside Kosovo’s borders. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/warrants-follow-the-arrest-of-former-kosovo-pm-02-15-2017

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Kosovo Independence Monument Sends ‘No Walls’ Message (Balkan Insight)

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Pristina’s NEWBORN independence monument is being redesigned with a ‘No Walls’ message that appears to be addressed to US President Donald Trump as well as Serbs in Kosovo’s north. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/newborn-no-walls-02-15-2017

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OSCE Broadcast 15 February

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• Simic: Parallel institutions should be incorporated into Association (RTK2)
• Assembly adopts European Agenda (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Apostolova: Demarcation a condition for visa liberalisation in 2017 (TV21)
• Rex Tillerson congratulates Kosovo on ninth anniversary of independence (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Kosovo with many expensive and inefficient councils and committees (KTV)
• Resolution on KAF does not tell if Kosovo will have an Army (KTV)
• Simic: KFOR, only legal army in Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
• Hateful graffiti against Kosovo Serbs appear in Gjilan/Gnjilane (RTK2)
• Activities of “AirSoft Vukovi” and “AirSoft Club Kodak” NGOs suspended (RTK1)

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Headlines 16 February

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• Thaci: Kosovo has made remarkable progress in nine years (Epoka e Re)
• Veseli: We can go to elections only with an agreement (media)
• Papadopoulou: Kosovo must prosecute crimes outside Special Court (Koha)
• Assembly endorses European Reform Agenda (dailies)
• Kurti: Serbia is trying to create another Bosnia in Kosovo (media)
• Konjufca: Intelligence chief did not resign but was dismissed (Zeri)
• Albanian PM talks about joint embassies with Kosovo (Koha)
• Albania, Croatia write to NATO about Serbia’s threats to Kosovo (Telegrafi)

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