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Former Vetevendosje leader slams verdict against VV MPs (media)

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Former Vetevendosje leader, Visar Ymeri, reacted against today’s verdict of the Basic Court in Pristina which found guilty Vetevendosje MPs – Albin Kurti, Albulena Haxhiu, Donika Kadaj-Bujupi and Faton Topalli, for throwing teargas canisters in the Kosovo Assembly. Kurti and Kadaj-Bujupi were sentenced to 1.5 years jail time, while Haxhiu was sentenced to 1 year […]

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Limaj: Majority in parliament will support formation of army (Lajmi)

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Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj, said in an interview to the news website that Kosovo is entitled to have its own army and that this initiative will be supported. “Kosovo is a sovereign country and it is entitled to have its own army and no one can deny Kosovo this right. In fact, the […]

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Vetevendosje MPs sentenced with approximately six years of conditional jail (media)

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Vetevendosje Movement MPs, Albin Kurti, Donika Kadaj Bujupi, Albulena Haxhiu and Faton Topali, were found guilty for throwing teargas at the Assembly of Kosovo. Albin Kurti and Donika Kadaj Bujupi were sentenced with one year and six months of prison, Albulena Haxhiu with one year and three months, while Faton Topalli with one year and […]

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Blast in Swedish town injures daughter of KLA associations’ leader (Koha)

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An explosion Tuesday morning in the Swedish town of Helsingborg has injured Ariana Haradinaj, daughter of Nasim Haradinaj, deputy leader of the KLA War Veterans associations. In a statement to KTV, Haradinaj said his daughter was injured in a terrorist attack but did not link it to his activity in Kosovo. “I never received any […]

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Commission Sees 2018 As Balkans’ Year of Opportunity (Balkan Insight)

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In a regional review for BIRN, the European Commission says it is working on a new strategy for the Balkans and urges the countries to embrace the chance to further their European perspectives. http://bit.ly/2DWUEOk  

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Where does Serbia stand on road to EU in 2018 (B92, 02)

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Bulgaria has, for the fist time since becoming an EU member ten years ago, taken over the organization’s six-month rotating presidency. The Western Balkans’ EU perspective has been states as one of Sofia’s priorities. 2017 was a challenging year with elections in several key EU countries, and Brexit. Serbia is relatively satisfied with the six […]

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“Kidnapped and killed persons to be (topic) in dialogue” (Sputnik, KIM Radio)

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The Association of Kidnapped and Killed Persons in Kosovo continues insisting that the issue of killed and kidnapped persons become a crucial topic in Brussels dialogue, Serbian media reported. Its press release further said this should be the topic number while other topics can be resolved afterwards when those responsible are apprehended and convicted, Serbian […]

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Office for Kosovo: Phone numbers remain same (Tanjug, RTS)

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Phone traffic between central Serbia and Kosovo would be charged as per domestic rates and it is not necessary to dial the geographic code for land lines and mobile Telekom Srbija numbers, despite politically motivated statements of the Pristina regulatory body, Serbian Government Office for Kosovo told RTS. “A unique telecommunication system will continue to […]

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“US and EU should take stance on threats out of Pristina” (Tanjug, B92)

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Serbia cannot allow the Serbs to always be the people that can be killed and tortured with impunity. Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said this on Tuesday, reacting to the threats coming from Albanian politicians in Pristina ahead of the launch of the Specialist Chambers, i.e., the special court for KLA (“Kosovo Liberation Army”) crimes. Stefanovic stressed in […]

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UNMIK Headlines 3 January

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• Collaku: Kosovo army in the first half of 2018 (Koha Ditore)
• KSF to discuss its transformation with Kosovo Serb politicians (Koha)
• Ymeri resigns Vetevendosje leader’s post (Koha)
• “If demarcation does not pass in January, there is no visa liberalization” (Lajmi)
• Pacolli: Bulgaria to support Kosovo joining international organisations (Koha)
• Serbian List requests Association (Kosova Sot, RFE)
• Haxhiu: We will not go at the court session (RTK)
• Tahiri: Kosovo will cooperate with the Special Court (Indeksonline)
• Serbia expects internationals’ intervention in Kosovo (Kosova Sot, Tanjug)

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