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Kosovo Coalition Divided over Criminalising Defamation (Balkan Insight)

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The largest coalition campaigning in the Kosovo elections is divided over a controversial proposal to reintroduce criminal penalties for defamation. http://bit.ly/2r5iocn

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Braathu: Situation in the north, fragile (Telegrafi)

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Head of the OSCE mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jan Braathu said the situation between Serb political parties in the north of Kosovo is “fragile” and called on them to respect the right to vote. In a visit to the Elections Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) where he presented the Braille ballot, Braathu said the OSCE […]

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The first indictments against members of the KLA expected after the elections (Kontakt plus radio)

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The three-member trial chamber of the Special Court for war crimes of the KLA has 30 days to align the nine disputed points of the Rules of Procedure with the Kosovo constitution, and after the constitutional court confirms it, one can expect the first indictment, lawyer Tom Gashi told Pristina media, reported Kontakt plus radio. […]

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Petrović: If we wanted, we could support the establishment of an Army (KIM radio)

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President of the Independent Liberal Party (SLS) Slobodan Petrović responded on increasingly frequent statements by representatives of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija and the Serbian List that in the case of support to other candidates it would mean the vote for an army of Kosovo, by calling them ‘false and insane’, reports KIM radio. […]

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Haradinaj to Vucic and Dacic: You need to bow in shame before Albanians (Indeksonline)

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Ramush Haradinaj, candidate for Prime Minister from the PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition, in an interview to Deutsche Welle commented on Belgrade’s accusations against him for war crimes. Haradinaj said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Foreign Minister are “students” of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. “I knew their bosses, Milosevic and Seselj, and these two [Vucic and Dacic] […]

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OSCE Broadcast 6 June

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• Quint countries concerned over reports of efforts to influence election results (All monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Hahn expects from Prishtinë/Pristina to confirm its commitment to dialogue (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Eichhorst: Dialogue will be successful (RTK2)
• Two visa liberalisation conditions remain for new government (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• Police steps up security measures in Kosovo north (Klan Kosova & RTK1)
• Democracy in Action files 51 electoral violation complaints to ECAP (Most monitored broadcasters, TV21)
• Political parties to pay thousands of euro fines for electoral rule violation (KTV)
• KWN calls for voting more women in elections (TV21)
• Charges against Asim Cenaj dropped (KTV)
• Money for Forensic Medicine Institute ended up elsewhere (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 7 June

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• Hahn: Kosovo to form pro-European government (Zeri)
• Hahn: Visas would be lifted if there was readiness by Kosovo leaders (Koha)
• Quint concerned over reported efforts to influence election results (media)
• O’Connell: People to feel responsible for what they vote (Zeri)
• Lunacek urges new government to vote demarcation deal (Klan Kosova)
• Thaci: Russian airplanes in Serbia, threat to the Balkans (Lajmi)

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