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Thaci: I did not mention Greater Albania (Beta, Klan Kosova)

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The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said that he has not mentioned a Greater Albania in any of his statements. He also said that EU’s lack of leadership and vision opened way for other ideologies and impacts in the region, such as nationalism, extremism and political radicalism. He accused “Serbia’s bad spirit which aims legitimizing […]

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Hoxhaj: recognition by the five EU countries makes Kosovo stronger (Koha)

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Kosovo’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj, continued his second day of his visit to Brussels with meetings at the European Parliament. At the meeting with the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Hoxhaj spoke about recognition of Kosovo by the five EU member states which have not recognized the independence of Kosovo yet. “The five remaining […]

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Fajon: Kosovo to either ratify border agreement or find another alternative (Telegrafi/DW)

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European Parliament’s rapporteur for visa liberalisation for Kosovo, Tanja Fajon, said in an interview to Deutsche Welle that Kosovo needs to either ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro or find a different alternative but that the decision would have to be taken by Kosovo politicians. Fajon said she understood the sensitivity of the border […]

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Haliti: Assembly waiting for the Government to submit border demarcation deal (Koha)

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Kosovo Assembly Vice President from the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Xhavit Haliti, said that the government would decide on when to submit the border demarcation agreement to the Assembly for ratification. Asked about the initiative of several MPs from the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) to attach an annex to the current version of […]

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“Freedom of media in region incomplete” (B92, Beta)

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The freedom of the press the West Balkans is incomplete, the European Parliament’s research service said in a report, Beta reported. The states of the region have faced politicization, problems in the implementation of law and intimidation of journalists, together with growing self-censorship, the report said. This year’s report, Western Balkans: Media Freedom Trends 2017, […]

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Pristina no longer recognizes passports issued by the Coordination Directorate? (KoSSev, RTK2)

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KoSSev reports that Radio Free Europe was told that bus companies, which operate between Serbia, Kosovo and FYROM, were informed that Kosovo does not recognize passports issued to Kosovo Serbs by the Coordination Directorate of the Serbian Ministry of Interior. According to KoSSev the competent institutions of Kosovo have not confirmed this information yet, per […]

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Zaev says Serbia has nationalist leadership; Dacic reacts (B92)

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Friends of Serbia do not behave the way SDSM leader Zoran Zaev has done, says First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. The Macedonian politician earlier on Tuesday said that Serbs and Macedonians are “brotherly people” but that “nationalist leadership of Aleksandar Vucic” is in power in Serbia. “Serbs are the biggest and best […]

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OSCE Broadcast 2 May

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• Bulliqi: Current version of Demarcation should be withdrawn (KTV)
• MFA Hoxhaj discusses visa liberalisation with Mogherini and Hahn (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• US issues travel alert for Europe, Kosovo ranked as high risk destination (Klan Kosova)
• Passports issued by Coordination Centre not recognised by Kosovo authorities (RTK2, Klan Kosova)
• Guy-Smith: Law on Special Court might be amended (RTK)
• Gecaj: Government has regular contacts with Srpska List representatives (RTK2)
• Tahiri: Dialogue to conclude with Kosovo’s recognition (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 3 May

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• Annex to border demarcation deal not based on Constitution (Koha Ditore)
• EU leaders: No visa liberalisation without border demarcation (RTK)
• Mogherini: Pristina to implement Brussels agreements (RTK)
• Tahiri: Dialogue with Serbia to be held on two levels (Radio Kosova)
• Mustafa: Kosovo today has no barricades, walls or provocative trains (media)
• Arifaj: Transformation of KSF into an army to end this year (media)
• Serbia risking sanctions by continuing to block energy agreement (Koha)

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