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Serbia Seeks Russian Role in Kosovo Talks (BIRN)

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Aleksandar Vucic says he has asked Serbia’s ally, Russia, to join the Kosovo negotiations if the US also joins the table – and President Vladimir Putin has indicated his willingness to do so. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he had asked Russia to join the negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo, if the US attempts to […]

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Kosovo is building a new Chernobyl (Prishtina Insight)

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By: Enver Robelli The non-transparent Kosova e Re project is a bad investment for Kosovo’s citizens. Any serious government that may come to power should reverse this project. Through an irresponsible government, Kosovo decided to build a new Chernobyl in Obilic. The Kosova e Re  (‘Kosovo C’) power plant is harmful for public health, the […]

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Kremlin without comment on “mediation in negotiations on Kosovo” (BETA, B92)

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The Kremlin did not want to comment on allegations on the possible role of Russia in negotiations on Kosovo, BETA news agency reported today. “The topic of Kosovo was thoroughly processed during the Russian-Serbian talks,” Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, asked to comment on a possibility of expanding the format of the Belgrade-Pristina negotiations, the Russian […]

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Kosovo, ContourGlobal sign deal to build 500 MW coal-fired power plant (Reuters)

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Kosovo has signed a contract with power generator ContourGlobal to build a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant, the first major project since the poor Balkan country declared independence in 2008. http://reut.rs/2Bk9UYK

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Haradinaj presents reports of his government’s first 100 days (media)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, presented to President Hashim Thaci and Assembly Speaker, Kadri Veseli, report on his government’s work during the first 100 days in office.  Haradinaj said it was not an easy period but that he was glad the 100 days coincide with the timing of the agreement for construction of a […]

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Kosovo government signs contract for construction of new power plant (media)

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The government of Kosovo signed today agreement with the U.S. company “Contour Global” for construction of a new power plant “Kosova e Re”. Kosovo leaders hailed the agreement as a historic day. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said he was happy the project is finally beginning to be implemented while President Hashim Thaci said 10,000 new […]

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Ambassador: U.S. to work towards Kosovo’s UN membership (RTK)

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The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said they would continue to work towards ensuring Kosovo becomes a member of the UN and that the bond between Kosovo and U.S. cannot be broken. Haley made the comments at an event organised by Kosovo’s Consulate in New York and the American Chamber of Commerce in […]

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Minister does not rule out electricity price increase (Kosovapress/Koha)

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Kosovo’s Minister of Economic Development, Valdrin Lluka, said Kosovo is currently producing enough energy to only cover half of the demand and the rest is being imported. He also did not rule out the possibility of electricity price increasing by almost 19 percent as announced previously by the Energy Regulatory Office. Meanwhile, a protest against […]

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Vucic: If format of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue change, Russia is ready to get involved (KoSSev portal)

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If there are attempts to expand the format of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and involve the USA, Russian Federation is also ready to get involved in this dialogue, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told Tanjug news agency. “We have reached some sort of agreement, if there would be attempts and intentions to expand the format of participants […]

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Rebuttal from Podgorica: Date of visit to Kosovo not agreed (Tanjug, Blic, MINA, RTCG)

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The Government of Montenegro, rebutted today reporting of the Pristina based media it has been agreed that the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic would visit Pristina in the end of January next year, Tanjug news agency reported. “Date of the visit of the Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to Kosovo has not been agreed,” Montenegrin […]

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“Serbs are small but proud nation, and value Russia highly” (B92)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday thanked his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic for their constructive talks that took place in Moscow. Addressing a joint news conference, Putin said that the conversation went in a friendly atmosphere, and that the talks were substantial. As he pointed out, the two countries are striving to develop their interstate […]

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UNMIK Headlines 20 December

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• Kosovo Assembly presidency fails to schedule new plenary session (dailies)
• “Montenegro PM set to visit Kosovo in January” (Zeri/Express/Koha)
• President Thaci brings two news for Kosovo citizens (media)
• Opposition parties want government to lead Brussels dialogue (Zeri)
• 100 days in government, Haradinaj reports to the President (media)
• Hoti: Haradinaj-led government incapable of big decisions (Epoka e Re)
• Putin: We’ll support any solution agreed by Belgrade and Pristina (media)
• FM Pacolli: Slovenia to support Kosovo’s Interpol and UNESCO bid (Epoka)
• Haradinaj: Others will no longer have to pay for electricity in the north (media)

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