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Thaci: Serbia planning to divide Kosovo (RTK)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci told Croatian paper Nacional that the dialogue with Belgrade is not easy but that there is no alternative to it until it culminates with Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo. “I have led the war for liberation of Kosovo but I also led the dialogue for good neighbourly relations with Serbia because […]

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Djuric: EU has lost authority over Pristina (Tanjug)

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Marko Djuric, Director of the Office for Kosovo at the Serbian Government, said that Brussels is losing authority over Pristina. Djuric expressed fear that elections in Kosovo would not only mean waste of time for the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, but they also represent continuance of the political radicalization. According to him, elections in […]

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Vetevendosje certified as political party (Lajmi.net)

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Central Election Commission (CEC) has approved the request of Vetevendosje movement to certify as a political party. The decree issued by CEC, notes that this party has fulfilled all the conditions to be certified as political party. Vetevendosje movement had applied to become a political party months ago. After the decision of the CEC, this […]

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LDK is negotiating a pre-election coalition with three parties (Indeksonline)

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The news website reports that the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) is negotiating a coalition with three political parties for the 11 June early parliamentary elections. A source within LDK reportedly told Indeksonline that Isa Mustafa’s party is holding talks with the New Kosovo Alliance (AKR) led by Behxhet Pacolli, the Justice Party and the […]

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UN chief worried about obstacles in Kosovo dialogue (B92/Beta)

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced his concern over obstacles blocking the continuation of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Beta reported. He is also worried about carrying out agreements reached through dialogue, as well as the rise of nationalism. In the latest UNMIK quarterly report which the U.N. Security Council will review on May 16, […]

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Kosovo Faces Uncertain Snap Elections (Balkan Insight)

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Kosovo is bracing for uncertain snap elections as few opposition parties, whose popularity grew in recent years, now have a chance to enter the main political scene. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-faces-uncertain-snap-elections-05-11-2017  

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Kosovo President Calls General Election For June 11 (RFE)

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Kosovar President Hashim Thaci has called early parliamentary elections for June 11 after the government collapsed following a no-confidence motion in parliament. https://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-general-election-june-11/28480621.html

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OSCE Broadcast 11 May

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• Daka: CEC is ready to organise elections (TV21)
• Delawie: Political parties to look at kind of people they are putting on election lists (RTK1)
• Apostolova: Early elections should not slow down reforms (RTK2)
• Lunacek urges Kosovo leaders not to forget EU integration (TV21)
• Ten days campaign for 11 June elections (All monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Mustafa: PDK not on LDK’s list for coalitions (All monitored broadcasters, Klan Kosova&TV21)
• All parties propose their leaders for Prime Minister, except Vetëvendosje (KTV)
• Journalists and civil society believe that CEC is unprepared for elections (KTV)
• Roundtable on approach toward former participants in foreign fights held (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 12 May

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Official: Early parliamentary elections in Kosovo on 11 June (dailies)
CEC: Election campaign to last ten days (Koha Ditore)
Delawie: Corrupt people to stay out of election ballots (RTK)
UN concerned with obstacles in Pristina-Belgrade dialogue (RTK)
Ferati: No more with PDK (Epoka e Re)
Lunacek: Establish a good government, deal with serious issues (RFE, Zëri)
Serbia concerned about elections in Kosovo (Zëri)

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