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CDHRF calls for inquiry into KEDS electricity bills (Koha/RTK)

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Kosovo-based Council for Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) called on relevant authorities to open an inquiry into the way the Kosovo Energy Distribution Services (KEDS) has been billing electricity. KEDS is being accused of billing unpaid electricity in the north to the rest of the Kosovo residents and CDHRF in a statement said […]

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LDK’s Stock Grows in Kosovo’s Post-Election Muddle (Balkan Insight)

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As it remains unclear who will form the government in Kosovo, the LDK appears to hold the key to any future coalition, now that the second-placed party, Vetevendosje, has invited it to join a post-election partnership. Who will form the new government in Kosovo remains unclear, after the results of the 11 June elections failed […]

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LDK: We will discuss possible coalitions after certification of results (Insajderi)

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Arban Abrashi, spokesperson for the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), said that the party has yet to discuss possible coalitions but that it will do so after certification of election results. “I believe the presidency will review all requests in the coming days”, Abrashi said.

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Stabilizing the Western Balkans Requires Economic Solutions, Not Just Political Ones (WPR)

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In late April and into May, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, Hoyt Yee, made several visits and high-level phone calls to the countries of the Western Balkans. These states have been wracked by corruption scandals and governing standoffs that have raised questions about the effectiveness of American assistance. Yee’s […]

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Ahmeti: Veseli’s statements remind me of Gruevski (Klan Kosova)

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Shpend Ahmeti, Pristina mayor from Vetvendosje movement, said that the statements of the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Kadri Veseli and the others from the same party, remind him of former PM Gruevski from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. “Parliamentarian republic and democracy are the same everywhere, majority is a majority. […]

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Simic: Serbian List with sufficient number of MPs to block harmful initiatives (Blic, Klan Kosova)

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Slavko Simic, leader of the Serbian List, which won ten seats at Kosovo Assembly, said that the Serbian List has achieved its primary goal, by assuring sufficient number of MPs to block political initiatives which would be harmful for Serb population in Kosovo. Asked if Serbian List would and in what manner cooperate with Albin […]

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Kosovo Charges Nine With Plotting Terror Attacks In Balkans (RFE/RL)

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Kosovo charged nine men on June 15 with plotting terror attacks in Kosovo and at a World Cup soccer match between Israel and Albania last year. The men were among 19 detained in a series of arrests in Kosovo and neighboring Albania and Macedonia ahead of the game in November, which was moved for security […]

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Kosovo: EP, its recognition would increase EU’s credibility (ANSAmed)

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The recognition of Kosovo by the five Member States (Spain, Slovakia, Romania, Greece and Cipro) that do not recognise it, would “increase the EU’s credibility in its own external policy”, and “be beneficial to the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia”, where “more engagement” is needed, the European Parliament says in a resolution passed […]

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Kosovo charges 9 men with plotting attacks at Albania-Israel World Cup match (Reuters)

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Kosovo prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged nine Kosovar men with planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team and its fans last November. http://reut.rs/2sdhpZN

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OSCE Broadcast 14 June

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• PAN leaders promise to constitute government soon (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
• European Parliament urges Kosovo parties to form a new government (TV21)
• Some Kosovo Serb leaders perceived June 11 as war day (KTV)
• Serious problems in ten ballot boxes (KTV)
• Lumezi appreciates cooperation on Election Operational Plan (Most monitored broadcasters, RTK1)
• Journalist representatives demand prioritization of their cases (TV21)
• Court of Appeals reconfirms sentence against Badivuku (TV21)

– Daka: June 11 election – best process ever held in Kosovo (Summary of Klan Kosova Zona B show)

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UNMIK Headlines 15 June

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• “Quint to support whoever forms new government” (Koha Ditore)
• Ambassador Delawie meets Vetevendosje leaders (Dialogplus/Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj: Government, a week after certification of results (Kosova Sot)
• LDK does not want coalition with PAN (Epoka e Re)
• President Thaci risks violating the Constitution of Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• EP resolution calls for swift formation of new government in Kosovo (Koha)

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