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Delawie: U.S. against imprudent discussions for unification (RFE)

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The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, assessed the statements for the possibility of unification of Kosovo with Albania, as “imprudent”. “The U.S. Government supports the sovereignty of Kosovo and Albania. We are against imprudent discussions for unification and exaggerated reactions towards such statements, which mine sustainability in the region,” Delawie said. His reaction came […]

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Gecaj: Teodosijevic’s nomination, one more case of integration (Klan Kosova)

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The decision of the Prime Minister, Isa Msutafa, to nominate Ivan Todosijevic on the duty of the Minister of Administration of Local Government, has raised many reactions. However, Mustafa’s adviser, Bajram Gecaj, said that the nominations should be seen as further integration of Serbs. Until yesterday, when he was nominated for the Minister, Teodosijevic, was […]

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Court issues arrest warrant for Vetevendosje’s Albin Kurti (Koha)

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Basic Court in Pristina has issued an arrest warrant for former Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti for failing to show up at the hearing in connection to use of teargas in Kosovo Assembly. A judge said that Kurti will be issued a detention measure. At the same time, Koha also reports that two Vetevendosje activists have […]

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Vucic: If I said ‘all Serbs in one state’ I’d hang from flagpole (B92, Tanjug)

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PM and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic says the statements regarding a unification of Albania and Kosovo “will remain only in the realm of wishful thinking.” Vucic also asked their “protagonists” – i.e., Albanian PM Edi Rama and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci – “not to be publicly presenting something like this, because it does not contribute to […]

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“EU must know: Greater Albania means great war in Balkans” (B92, Tanjug)

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Pristina and Tirana have clearly stated that their goal is a Greater Albania – and that can only be done through a great Balkan war, says Aleksandar Vulin. According to this Serbian cabinet minister, “Brussels must be clear on all this.” “Pristina and Tirana have clearly said what their goal is, it is a ‘Greater […]

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Kosovo MP Haradinaj Faces Ethnic Hatred Lawsuit (Balkan Insight)

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A Kosovo NGO said it will file a criminal complaint against MP Daut Haradinaj for threatening that Serbs could be expelled from Kosovo if his brother, ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj, is extradited to Belgrade. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-mp-haradinaj-faces-ethnic-hatred-lawsuit-04-20-2017

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Kosovo Indicts Ex-Policeman for 1999 War Crimes (Balkan Insight)

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Kosovo’s Special Prosecution charged a former police reservist with committing war crimes against civilians in Vushtrri/Vucitrn and Mitrovica, including “brutal” killings, intimidation and theft. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-indicts-ex-policeman-for-1999-war-crimes-04-20-2017

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Thaci Pressures Kosovo MPs on Border Deal (Balkan Insight)

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As Kosovo President Hashim Thaci again urges parliament to ratify the controversial agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, the issue may well decide the fate of the ruling coalition under Isa Mustafa. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/montenegro-border-deal-threats-kosovos-ruling-coalition-04-20-2017

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OSCE Broadcast 20 April

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• Todosijevic appointed as MLGA Minister (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• VV: Mustafa is fighting the state by appointing ministers from illegal structures (RTK, KTV)
• Statements of Rama and Thaçi for national unification considered unserious (KTV)
• Mustafa in Brussels to request alternative visa liberalisation solutions (RTK1)
• Picula expects early elections (Klan Kosova)
• Deçan/Decane Mayor reacts against statement of EU Office (KTV)
• Demolli: We are waiting for political decision on KSF transformation (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Lutfi Haziri: No signals for breaking of coalition (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Headlines 21 April

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• Apostolova: Border demarcation not the only visa condition (Koha Ditore)
• PM Mustafa nominates Todosijevic for Minister (Lajmi/Bota Sot)
• Government silent on suspension of construction works in Mitrovica (Koha)
• Serbian List: None of us met Mustafa about army (Lajmi.net)
• Special prosecution files indictment on war crimes charges (Zeri)
• Decan historians threaten with blocking of roads (Epoka e Re)

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