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Kosovo MP Haradinaj Faces Ethnic Hatred Lawsuit (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A Kosovo NGO said it will file a criminal complaint against MP Daut Haradinaj for threatening that Serbs could be expelled from Kosovo if his brother, ex-PM Ramush Haradinaj, is extradited to Belgrade. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-mp-haradinaj-faces-ethnic-hatred-lawsuit-04-20-2017

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Kosovo Indicts Ex-Policeman for 1999 War Crimes (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution charged a former police reservist with committing war crimes against civilians in Vushtrri/Vucitrn and Mitrovica, including “brutal” killings, intimidation and theft. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-indicts-ex-policeman-for-1999-war-crimes-04-20-2017

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Thaci Pressures Kosovo MPs on Border Deal (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

As Kosovo President Hashim Thaci again urges parliament to ratify the controversial agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, the issue may well decide the fate of the ruling coalition under Isa Mustafa. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/montenegro-border-deal-threats-kosovos-ruling-coalition-04-20-2017

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UN Urges Kosovo to Probe ‘Ethnic Cleansing Threat’ (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

After MP Daut Haradinaj threatened war and said Serbs could be removed from Kosovo if his ex-PM brother is extradited to Belgrade, the UN’s Kosovo mission urged the authorities to launch an investigation. “This weekend’s statement by a senior Kosovo parliamentarian, using hate speech to threaten ethnic cleansing, is unacceptable, and a cause for serious […]

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France Delays Decision Again on Kosovo Ex-PM’s Extradition (Balkan Insight)

By   /  07/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A French court postponed for the third time its decision on whether to extradite former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Serbia, where he is wanted on war crimes charges. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/france-postpones-again-the-decision-on-kosovo-former-pm-extradition-04-06-2017

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Death of Key Witness in Kosovo Sparks Concerns (Balkan Insight)

By   /  05/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A prison detainee has been found dead in Kosovo, raising concerns that it was linked to his status as a key witness in a different death. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/death-of-key-witness-in-kosovo-sparks-concerns-04-04-2017

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Thaci Backtracks on Establishing Kosovo Army (Balkan Insight)

By   /  04/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci abandoned unilateral attempts to push through changes to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army and said he would seek wider support for the plan. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/thaci-backtracks-on-establishing-kosovo-army-04-04-2017

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Vucic Wins Serbian Presidential Elections (Balkan Insight)

By   /  03/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Aleksandar Vucic has emerged the victor in Serbia’s presidential elections, scooping about 54.9 per cent of the vote, according to a preliminary estimate from monitoring NGOs. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/vucic-wins-serbian-presidential-elections-04-02-2017-1

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Italian Police in Venice Arrest Kosovar Suspected Jihadists (Balkan Insight)

By   /  31/03/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Four suspected jihadists from Kosovo – one of whom is a minor – were arrested by Italian police in Venice while reportedly planning an attack on the famous Rialto Bridge. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-suspected-jihadist-arrested-in-italy-03-30-2017  

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Kosovo ‘Holding Fewer War Crime Trials Than Ever’ (Balkan Insight)

By   /  31/03/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo in 2016 held the fewest war crime trials since 2000, meaning that criminals are evading prosecution and the chance of justice for victims is fading, warned the Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-scores-decrease-in-the-number-of-war-crimes-trials-03-30-2017

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Serbian PM Mulls Kosovo Visit amid Election Uncertainty (Balkan Insight)

By   /  28/03/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic is set to visit northern Kosovo, where locals hope for a chance to vote fairly. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbian-pm-visits-kosovo-amid-election-uncertainty-03-28-2017

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Kosovo MP’s Move to Cut Jail Terms Slated (Balkan Insight)

By   /  23/03/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

An amendment by a ruling party MP cut prison terms by a third has drawn a good deal of adverse comment from politicians, experts and international representatives in Pristina. An MP from the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Nait Hasani, has been criticized for proposing an amendment that would cut prison sentences by a […]

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