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Mayor Bahtiri condemns recent incidents in Mitrovica (Telegrafi)

By   /  20/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Mitrovica Mayor, Agim Bahtiri, has strongly condemned the recent incidents in both the southern and northern parts of the city saying they were happening at a time when the situation is generally calm and the interethnic relations are improving. He said the latest incidents targeting members of Serbian as well as Albanian communities were unacceptable […]

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Reopening of Mitrovica Bridge postponed to May (BIRN)

By   /  09/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Mitrovica South Mayor Agim Bahtiri told BIRN that due partly to increased political tensions in the northern part of Kosovo, the reopening of the bridge that links the Albanian and the Serb-inhabited parts of the divided city of Mitrovica has been postponed to May. “Problems that arose from the construction of the wall have resulted […]

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“Main Ibar Bridge won’t be opened this weekend” (B92, Beta, Večernje Novosti)

By   /  02/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Despite the Kosovo Albanian politicians claims, Federica Mogherini will not attend the opening of the main bridge on the Ibar in Kosovska Mitrovica on March 4. The reason, according to Beta, that is quoting the daily Vecernje Novosti, is that the bridge will not be opened then. Mayor of Northern Mitrovica Goran Rakic told the […]

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Mitrovica North protests over Albanian street names in Suhodoll/Suvi Do (Koha)

By   /  01/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The move by Mitrovica municipal authorities to put up Albanian street names in the village of Suhodoll/Suvi Do has led to the reaction of Mitrovica North Mayor Goran Rakic who warned that “unilateral actions will not be tolerated.”  “I reemphsise that the southern and northern municipalities of Mitrovica have not signed the memorandum on their […]

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Headlines 23 February

By   /  23/02/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Quint countries support ratification of demarcation (Zeri)
• Kosovo-Montenegro border residents warn of tensions (Koha Ditore)
• Selimi: Border demarcation could return teargas in Assembly (Zeri)
• Veseli on meeting Trump: We sent message to Serbia (Lajmi)
• Auditor identifies abuses in the north’s development fund (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo, UNESCO and Serb heritage to be discussed today in Pristina (RTK)
• Two Serbs accused of assaulting an Albanian youth in Mitrovica (dailies)
• Lumezi requests prosecutors to enlighten murders of public figures (Epoka)

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UNMIK Headlines 8 February

By   /  08/02/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

19 new judges appointed to Specialist Chambers (dailies)
Thaci, Veseli, Mustafa coordinate to fulfill international obligations (Epoka)
Serb media: Association could be established on Kosovo Independence Day
Apostolova, Bahtiri: Problems to be resolved through dialogue (Bota Sot)
NATO refutes reports in Serbian paper (Koha Ditore)
Thaci and Mustafa appoint new intelligence chief (media)
Spain will not change its position on Kosovo (Zeri)

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Despite recent events, the security situation in Mitrovica, stable (Indeksonline)

By   /  02/02/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Mayor of Mitrovica, Agim Bahtiri, met the head of UNMIK’s Regional Office in Mitrovica, Danilo Rosales Diaz to discuss the overall situation in the municipality, with special emphasis on the security situation. Diaz said that the mutual cooperation between the two institutions is satisfactory and in the benefit of all citizens. He added that UNMIK’s […]

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Headlines 30 January

By   /  30/01/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Kosovo government pledges to refrain from unilateral actions (Koha Ditore)
Prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia to meet on 1 February (Kosova Sot)
NATO Secretary General to visit Kosovo (RTK)
Mustafa: Without demarcation, no visas in 2017 (Zeri)
Bahtiri: Wall in Mitrovica to demolish in February (Zëri)

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Headlines 16 January

By   /  16/01/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Headlines – 16.01.2017 Serbia threatens with military intervention, Kosovo vows not to allow provocations (Koha) Thaçi: Serbia’s threats endanger Balkans (Zëri) Protest in the north regarding Belgrade-Mitrovica train (Koha) KFOR ready for intervention (Zëri) Brussels calls for dialogue (Koha Ditore) US respects the right of Kosovo to intervene in the north (Koha Ditore) Bahtiri hails […]

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Bahtiri: Mitrovica North wall has created tensions (Epoka e Re)

By   /  13/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Mayor, Agim Bahtiri, met UNMIK Deputy Chief, Christopher Coleman, and his associates, whom he briefed on the current situation in the municipality and the challenges for this new year. Bahtiri said: “Citizens of Mitrovica, of all ethnic backgrounds, leaders of the municipality and all other institutions of local government have been very committed in overcoming […]

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Mitrovica urgent meeting cut short after opposition walkout (media)

By   /  14/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovapress reported that officials from opposition parties in the municipal assembly of Mitrovica – the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) – walked out of the urgent meeting called to discuss the construction of the wall by Serbian leadership in Mitrovica North. The meeting was expected to result in […]

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Headlines 14 December

By   /  14/12/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Mustafa: The wall, a dirty act of Belgrade and Serb parallel structures (RTK)
• Tahiri: Wall in Mitrovica coordinated by Serbia (Klan Kosova)
• Albanians from the north accuse Mustafa, Tahiri and Bahtiri (media)
• “PM Mustafa should be transparent about his meeting with Markovic” (RTK)
• Albanian PM scolds EU over visa liberalisation for Kosovo (RTK)
• EU calls on Pristina to cooperate with the Special Court (RTK)
• Clash between legal and illegal structures in the north (Koha Ditore)
• First telephone call with 383 in February (Koha Ditore)

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