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Simic: Serbs and Albanians pillar of peace and stability (KIM radio)

By   /  07/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“Relations between Serbs and Albanians on the rise,” said Kosovo Parliament vice-president Slavko Simic during a meeting with Albanian Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruci, KIM radio reports today. Kosovo Parliament Vice President Slavko Simic met with Albanian National Assembly Speaker Gramoz Ruci during a two-day visit to Kosovo. Simic says that the reconciliation between the Serbian […]

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Italy expels Macedonian and Albanian for Islamist ties (B92)

By   /  26/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Italy has expelled a Macedonian and an Albanian citizen for their ties with radical Islam, the Macedonian media reported on Thursday. According to this, they were found to have been in contact with Muslim radicals arrested in Kosovo for terrorism, whose computers contained “anti-western and anti-Semitic material.” Previously, the police in Bari followed the 36-year-old […]

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Kosovo Remains Hot Topic in Albania-Serbia Media (Balkan Insight)

By   /  19/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

New research conducted in Tirana and Belgrade shows that while newspapers in both countries have a neutral tone when writing about each other, the tone becomes bitter when the subject turns to Kosovo. Serbia’s former province of Kosovo remains a hot issue between Albania and Serbia, judging by the tone that the media in both […]

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Pavlopoulos: Albania undermines its path to the EU over its relations with Pristina (Blic, ANA, RTS)

By   /  16/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Daily Blic reports that Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that Albania undermines its own process of joining the European Union with “attitudes of international opportunism, as seen in relations between Tirana and Pristina,” and said that Greece would not remain with “folded hands” before such actions. Pavlopoulos sent a message to Albania from Corfu Island, […]

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Ljajić: Turkey’s relations with Kosovo and Albania worsened (NMagazin, RTV)

By   /  13/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Minister of Trade Rasim Ljajić said yesterday in the show ”Pravi Ugao” of the Radio Television of Vojvodina (RTV) that he does not know whether during the visit of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Serbia, the topic of Kosovo was discussed. “Turkey’s relations with Kosovo and Albania are not as they were […]

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Suspected Kosovo War Victim Exhumed in Albania (Balkan Insight)

By   /  19/09/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Pristina authorities exhumed the body of an unidentified person in an Albanian village near the border with Kosovo, believed to have been buried there during the war 1999. Kosovo’s Institute of Forensic Medicine together with the EU rule-of-law mission EULEX, under the supervision of Kosovo’s war crimes prosecutor Drita Hajdari, exhumed an unidentified person’s […]

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Serb-Albanian ties “better than ever” – says Serbian PM (Albanian Daily News)

By   /  28/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

“I think that the relations between Serbia and Albania are doing better than any time. This is a very positive sign. Certainly, it is really, first and foremost, thanks to Prime Minister Edi Rama and President Aleksandar Vucic,” the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, has said. In an exclusive interview with Albanian Daily News […]

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Belgrade Boulevard to be named after Battle of Kosare heroes (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  11/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Belgraders have chosen to name the boulevard connecting the Ada Bridge with the Tosin Bunar neighborhood after the heroes of the Battle of Kosare, Tanjug news agency reported. Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali announced the results of the voting, and noted that he was “very glad that the memory of those great heroes will be preserved […]

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Albania’s premier urges Serbia to recognize breakaway Kosovo (The Washington Post)

By   /  26/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Albania’s prime minister is urging Serbia to recognize Kosovo as a separate country, saying the acknowledgement would help stabilize the Balkan region. Prime Minister Edi Rama wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo’s independence was “the clear solution from the darkness of the tunnel to the light of coming out of […]

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Hahn: Statements on unification of Kosovo and Albania, dangerous and unacceptable (Tema)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The European Union Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, told Tema that statements for eventual national unification of Albanians in case EU does not open doors for Kosovo and Albania, are dangerous and unacceptable. “First of all, there is an uncontested perspective of all Western Balkans countries to join the EU […]

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An Old Nightmare Returns: The Balkans Simmer Again (The National Interest)

By   /  20/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

One of the problems that emerges when U.S. officials and the news media are focused on a small number of foreign-policy issues is that troubling developments can occur below the radar in other areas. That appears to be happening in the Balkans, a region that was a foreign-policy priority of the Western powers in the […]

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Albania hails Kosovo election (Koha)

By   /  12/06/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Albanian Foreign Ministry hailed Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Kosovo as an “expression of free will in a fair and competitive process”. In a statement, the foreign ministry expressed trust that new Kosovo institutions would be formed soon “in line with the expressed will and the country’s constitution in order to address priorities, needs and challenges […]

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