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UNMIK Headlines 21 August

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• Interpol to be postponed for another year (Koha Ditore)
• AKR requests from Pacolli to find solution outside LAA (Koha Ditore)
• Ymeri: PAN continues to block Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• CEC: Deadline to apply for local elections on Tuesday (media)
• Sejdiu: I will not vote for PAN coalition (Lajmi.net)
• Brnabic: It is important that dialogue for Kosovo has started (media)

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Headlines-21.08.2017

Interpol to be postponed for another year (Koha Ditore)

Voting for Kosovo’s membership at Interpol might be postponed for another year. Kosovo’s Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Emanuel Demaj, said that some partner states of Kosovo have unofficially requested to delay the voting until the next year’s General Assembly of the Interpol. “There is a possibility to postpone it for another year. The countries which support Kosovo have requested for the voting to be postponed. However, these information are not official yet and it will be officially known just before the Interpol General Assembly,” Demaj said.

Plator Avdiu, researcher at the Center for Security Studies, told the paper that Kosovo’s voting for membership could be annulled this year, due to the application of Palestine in the same agenda with Kosovo.

AKR requests from Pacolli to find solution outside LAA (Koha Ditore)

Fatmir Matoshi, head of the Alliance for New Kosovo (AKR) election commission, announced on Sunday that the general assembly of this party has authorised their leader, Behxhet Pacolli, to see together with MPs and the Presidency of this entity the possibilities of overcoming crisis beyond the coalition with the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and Alternativa.

The PAN coalition nominee for Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, announced earlier intention for creation of a broad based government and mentioned AKR. LDK representatives announced that they would discuss AKR’s position on Monday.

Ymeri: PAN continues to block Kosovo (Koha Ditore)

The leader of the Vetevendosje movement, Visar Ymeri, said during the meeting of the general council of his party that the PAN coalition continues to block the constitution of the Assembly. He said that  PAN is responding negatively to people’s request for fundamental change. “There are those who as we can see these days and months, who think that they can stop Vetevendosje with their regressive methods and caught up state,” Ymeri said.

CEC: Deadline to apply for local elections on Tuesday (media)

Kosovo’s Central Election Commission informed  political parties that they have only two days to submit the lists with the names of their candidates for the local elections to be held on 22 October.   CEC spokesperson, Valmir Elezi, said that all applications will be considered in accordance with the Law.

Sejdiu: I will not vote for PAN coalition (Lajmi.net)

Deputy leader of the Alliance for New Kosovo (AKR), Korab Sejdiu, took to Facebook to inform that he would not vote for the PAN coalition under any circumstances. “I assure all of you once again that I would NOT vote for the PAN coalition with its current structure under any circumstances, because I do not believe that Kosovo and its citizens benefit from this coalition,” Sejdiu wrote.

Brnabic: It is important that dialogue for Kosovo has started (media)

Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, said that it is important that a debate and an internal dialogue regarding Kosovo has started and added that this was a brave and responsible move by Vucic. “I think that the dialogue has started. Even people who say ‘we do not want to take part in such dialogue’ have the view that means a dialogue. I do not think that it is very responsible, but it is a view”, Brnabic said. She noted that Serbia and all of its citizens, should know their national goals.

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