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Minister: Kosovo’s Interpol bid to be voted in September (Telegrafi)

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Kosovo’s outgoing Minister of Interior, Skender Hyseni, received a letter from Interpol’s Secretary General, Jurgen Stock, regarding Kosovo’s application for membership. The letter says that a feasibility study has been finalized and submitted to the Executive Committee which has decided to vote on Kosovo’s membership application during upcoming Interpol’s General Assembly set to take place […]

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Pacolli on eventual coalition with PAN (RTK)

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The leader of the Alliance for New Kosovo (AKR) Behxhet Pacolli has denied claims that his position against joining coalition PAN, is shaking. He took to his official profile in Facebook to write that AKR and its partners, the Democratic League of Kosovo, Aleternativa and Movement for Justice are determined on their path for change, […]

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Lamert: Serbia should change its Constitution (Epoka e Re)

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The President of the German Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, said during his visit to Belgrade that Serbia should change its Constitution in order to join the EU. Lamert spoke about the manner this issue should precede. “Change of the Constitution should be made through dialogue at the Parliament, and then to move forward,” he said. Serbian […]

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US Sees Russia’s ‘Humanitarian Center’ in Serbia as Spy Outpost (VOA)

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The United States has expressed concern about a disaster relief center Russia is operating in Serbia, which some Western groups and military analysts see as a subtly disguised military base set up by the Kremlin to spy on U.S. interests in the Balkans. http://bit.ly/2suVm2X

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Kosovo lurches to nationalism as Brussels lets down its friends (EurActiv)

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Denis MacShane, former UK Minister for the Balkans, writes in an op-ed that elections in Kosovo have produced a result that shows the spectre of ultra-nationalism and populist rejection of Europe is not the exclusive property of Donald Trump and Europe’s nationalist-populist ideologues. http://bit.ly/2ttUfxy

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Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo – key players for stability in the Western Balkans (Diplomatic Intelligence)

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STRASBOURG, June 15, 2017 – The European Parliament adopted the progress reports of three countries in the Western Balkans, which are key for keeping the stability in the region. Though Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo are in different phases on their European path, it is important to continue the reforms in order to meet EU’s democratic […]

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Delays in Forming Kosovo Govt Alarm Experts (Balkan Insight)

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Further delays in forming a new government and parliament will hurt both the European integration process and economic development, experts say. Experts warn that possible delays in the forming a government in Kosovo are likely to have a direct impact on the country’s accession processes and on the economy. – See more at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/delays-in-forming-kosovo-govt-alarm-experts-06-15-2017#sthash.lUc7bN14.dpuf

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OSCE Broadcast 15 June

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• Haradinaj confident that he will constitute Government, excludes Vetëvendosje (KTV)
• Abrashi: LDK will look into Vetëvendosje’s request for coalition (Klan Kosova, TV21)
• Irregularities send 30 polling stations to vote recount (KTV)
• Srpska List got nine Assembly seats, SLS one (RTK2)
• Discontented LDK members blame Mustafa for party’s fall (KTV)

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UNMIK Headlines 16 June

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• CEC orders recount of 30 ballot boxes (Kosova Sot)
• Haradinaj confident he will get 61 votes for Prime Minister (Koha)
• Kurti: There can be no new government with old regime (Zeri/RFE)
• Haziri: Not even internationals can reconcile us with PDK (RTV Dukagjini)
• “Strategic mistake” if new government is dependent on Serbian List (Koha)
• North of Kosovo does not pay for water, either (Zeri)
• “U.S. suspects Serbia building Russian spy center at Kosovo border” (Epoka)

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