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EP rapporteur hopes Kosovo will get visa liberalisation as soon as possible (Indeksonline)

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European Parliament Rapporteur for Kosovo, Igor Soltes, said in an interview that he hoped Kosovo will benefit from visa-free travel to Europe as soon as possible. He said however that it is up to Kosovo to fulfill the necessary criteria. “I hope the solution is found soon for the sake of the people of Kosovo,” […]

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West Warns Kosovo Against Undermining War Court (BalkanInsight)

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The US, Britain, France, Germany and Italy condemned ongoing attempts by MPs in Pristina to revoke the law that allows the new Hague-based Specialist Chambers to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters. Embassies of the US, Britain, France, Germany and Italy in Pristina said on Thursday that they were “deeply concerned” about Kosovo MPs’ ongoing […]

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Apostolova: Initiative to abolish special court, dangerous and unprecedented (Kallxo/Zeri)

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Kallxo reports that European Union considers the initiative for repealing the specialist chambers to be “dangerous” while the head of the EU Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, said such a move would undermine Kosovo’s credibility. “Abrogation of Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office would be a dangerous move undermining rule of law and […]

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The shame of Kosovar society: No one talks about the victims (Prishtina Insight)

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Publicist Enver Robelli writes in in opinion piece that while the attention of the media and the public in Kosovo is focusing on whether the law on specialist chambers is going to be repealed or not and who could stand to be indicted by it, there is no talk on why this court was created […]

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Kosovo politicians in ‘panic attack’ over war crimes court (Politico)

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Top Kosovo politicians are getting edgy as a special court prepares to issue indictments for war crimes. Out of the blue, a group of MPs tried late last month to suspend a law regulating the new court. And Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, who was instrumental in getting parliament to approve the court in 2014 under […]

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Kosovo’s EU future at risk in war crimes dispute (EUobserver)

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Leading EU countries and the US have warned Kosovo of “severe consequences” if it walked away from a tribunal on war crimes allegations. “We urge all Kosovo’s leaders … to speak out against this initiative and honestly inform Kosovo’s citizens of the severe negative consequences, including for Kosovo’s international and Euro-Atlantic integration, if Kosovo continues […]

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We have witnesses and evidence of KLA crimes (KIM radio)

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There are evidences of KLA crimes, false are the claims that there are no witnesses, eyewitnesses of the crimes, claim members of families of kidnapped and killed in Kosovo, reports KIM radio. “We have footage of camps with detained Serbs and members of the KLA who managed these camps, photographs, and witnesses who were the […]

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Adopted regulation on the return of displaced persons (KIM radio)

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The Government of Kosovo adopted, on the proposal of the Minister of Communities and Returns Dalibor Jevtic, the Regulation on the Return of Displaced Persons, reports KIM radio. Jevtic says that this Regulation is significant and represents an important step in a lasting and sustainable solution to the process of returning displaced persons to Kosovo. […]

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Protest announced against Serb visitors celebrating Orthodox Christmas (Kallxo)

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A civic initiative in Gjakova/Djakovica has announced it plans to organise a peaceful protest to oppose the visit of Serb pilgrims on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas. The organizers of the protest said the visitors include war criminals and added that they have asked the prosecution to raise an indictment against the mayor of Gjakova/Djakovica […]

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UNMIK Headlines 5 January

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Quint Member States react to the efforts to abolish the Special Court (dailies)
U.S. will not block any initiative by Russia at Security Council (Koha Ditore)
Lekaj: Law on Special Court has to be abolished (Epoka e Re)
Deda: Quint issued final warning regarding special court (Koha)
Vetevendosje does not accept its MPs resignations pending discussion (Koha)
Jevtic: Serbian List will not vote for Kosovo army (Zeri/Lajmi)
Haliti: Endorsement of demarcation is unavoidable (RTK)
Philips: Border contests exist in many countries (RTK)
Pacolli: We are getting ready to apply for CoE and Interpol membership (Zeri)
Teachers’ trade unions warn of strike (Koha Ditore)

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