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Justice Minister refuses to comment on Specialist Chambers (Insajderi)

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The Minister of Justice Abelard Tahiri stated today that he will not comment on the initiative of MPs to abrogate the Specialist Chambers, because as he said, this is an issue of the MPs. He said that the Justice Minister works with the laws in force, which also means with the constitutional amendments that were […]

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Special Prosecution witness speaks on post-war murders (media)

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Klan Kosova aired an interview last evening with a witness of the Special Prosecution, Shkumbin Mehmeti, which was picked up widely by other online news portals today. The journalist received permission from EULEX prosecutor to interview Mehmeti, media report. During the interview Mehmeti talked about having been a member of a criminal group that committed […]

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Dacic: Territorial integrity, EU, neighbors – Serbia’s priorities (B92)

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Thursday delivered a speech to students at the Diplomatic Academy in Belgrade. Dacic told them that Serbia’s key foreign policy priorities are the struggle to preserve the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, continuation of the EU negotiation process, and development of good neighborly relations. In […]

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Daily: Russian Center in Nis will not get diplomatic status (Danas, BETA, B92)

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Serbia will not give diplomatic status to the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis, writes Danas daily. The report, carried by Beta, refers to “sources from the top of the government”. According to the newspaper, the decision made in 2014 will remains in force, by which the center in Nis was not granted diplomatic status. The […]

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Kosovo shelters for domestic abuse victims close down (Balkan Insight)

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Scrambling for funds, Kosovo centers that provide shelter to women and children fleeing from domestic abuse have been temporarily closed. Government-funded safe houses for women and children fleeing domestic abuse have been forced to shut down for January and February this year due to lack of financial support. Nazife Jonuzi, the director of the shelter […]

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Statement by EU Office and heads of EU missions on initiative to abrogate special court law (media)

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Several online media are covering a statement issued by the EU Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative and Heads of EU Missions on the initiative of 43 Kosovo MPs to abrogate the law on the special court. Below is the full statement: “On 22 December 2017, 43 Kosovo MPs took the initiative to abrogate the law […]

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Assembly’s foreign affairs committee to discuss demarcation bill on Monday (media)

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Kosovo Assembly’s Foreign Affairs, Diaspora and Strategic Investments Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the draft law on the ratification of the border demarcation agreement between the Republic of Kosovo and Montenegro, online media report.

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Jevtic with European delegation on problems in Kosovo, Special Court initiative (Tanjug, Dnevnik)

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Srpska Lista is against an initiative to revoke the Special Court and the stance of Serb political representatives about it is clear and unequivocal Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic told representatives of French-German delegation visiting Kosovo, Serbian media reported. Jevtic met yesterday the Germany’s Envoy for South-Eastern Europe, […]

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Hoxha: Special court is unjust, but we must respect international obligations (media)

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Kosovo’s Minister for European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, told Ekonomia Online that she is against the revocation of the law on the Specialist Chambers. Hoxha said that although the special court is unjust, Kosovo must prove it is serious and that it respects international obligations. The news website notes that Hoxha’s position is along the same […]

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Plesch: Tensions between Kosovo leaders and Western allies (RFE)

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“The effort to revoke the legislation on the special court in Kosovo can be seen as the biggest crisis between Kosovo leaders and Western allies since the end of the war,” says U.S. reporter, Valerie Plesch. In the last couple of days, we have heard that Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, will not be travelling […]

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UNMIK Headlines 12 January

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• Consequences from revoking special court (Koha)
• Haradinaj: Undoing the special court is just (media)
• U.S. Embassy: Abandon the idea to revoke the special court! (Zeri)
• Fajon: Ball on visa liberalization in the hands of Kosovo politicians (media)
• Draft law on Kosovo Army will be sent to government in April (Zeri)
• Justice Minister calls on state prosecutor to investigate Morina’s claims (media)
• Frasher Krasniqi resigns from all Vetevendosje posts (media)
• Government won’t merge Customs and Tax Administration (Koha)
• Prosecution to file indictment against members of “Eye of People” (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 12 January

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• Consequences from revoking special court (Koha)
• Haradinaj: Undoing the special court is just (media)
• U.S. Embassy: Abandon the idea to revoke the special court! (Zeri)
• Fajon: Ball on visa liberalization in the hands of Kosovo politicians (media)
• Draft law on Kosovo Army will be sent to government in April (Zeri)
• Justice Minister calls on state prosecutor to investigate Morina’s claims (media)
• Frasher Krasniqi resigns from all Vetevendosje posts (media)
• Government won’t merge Customs and Tax Administration (Koha)
• Prosecution to file indictment against members of “Eye of People” (Koha)

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