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Elections in two municipalities with Serbian majority on Sunday (RTS)

By   /  17/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In Kosovo, a second round of elections for the presidents of 19 municipalities will be held in Kosovo on Sunday. Elections will be held in two municipalities with Serb majority: Klokot, and in Partes and Pasjane. The second round will be held in Klokot, because president of the municipality was not elected in the first […]

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They push defeated ones in the municipality of Partes (Vecernje Novosti)

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

Daily based in Belgrade Vecernje Novosti today writes, in a article entitled “The Pristina Plan: They push defeated ones at the helm of Partes,” that if the Constitutional Court of Kosovo is guided by political rather than legal arguments and it supports the Appeal Panel’s request for the repetition of the vote in the municipality […]

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Ljajic: I believe more in the threat, than the CEFTA reaction (RTS)

By   /  01/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Minister of Trade, Tourism and Communications Rasim Ljajic told Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) that Serbia should be dissatisfied if next year it’s not among the top 30 countries on the Doing business list. When it comes to taxes which the Kosovo authorities have imposed on the flour imports from Serbia, the Minister of Trade […]

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Serbia’s president eyes early parliamentary vote (Reuters)

By   /  31/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is considering calling the third snap parliamentary elections since 2014 to further cement his Progressive Party’s (SNS) grip on power, he said late on Monday. Vucic, a ultranationalist firebrand during the Yugoslav wars of 1990s who a decade later has become committed to joining the European Union, said […]

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Vucic calls meeting to discuss “early elections, big powers” (B92, TV Prva)

By   /  27/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian President and leader of the ruling SNS Aleksandar Vucic will on November 1 meet with his closest associates, it has been confirmed. The meeting will discuss whether to hold early parliamentary elections in Serbia, simultaneously with regular local elections in Belgrade. “Relations with big powers” will be another topic on the agenda, Vucic’s close […]

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KDI criticizes parties for involvement in election campaign and Assembly neglect (RTK)

By   /  26/09/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI) think tank issued a statement warning that even four months of general elections and numerous obstacles, the Assembly of Kosovo is not yet fully functional. KDI said that apart from assigning parliamentary committees, political parties have yet to propose names of MPs that would chair them or take part in […]

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UNMIK chief calls for free municipal electoral campaign (media)

By   /  20/09/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

At the outset of the campaign for municipal elections in Kosovo, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Zahir Tanin, emphasises the importance of the opportunity for all people and communities to elect representatives in a democratic and transparent manner. He calls for responsible action by all leaders and parties to ensure a campaign free of […]

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EU observers present final report on June elections (media)

By   /  12/09/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Head of the EU Election Observation Mission, Alojz Peterle, presented today the final report on parliamentary elections that took place in Kosovo on 11 June. The report contains 26 recommendations to local institutions aimed at improving the election process in the future. Peterle said political will is required to address problems with voter intimidation in […]

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Assembly constitutive session set for 3 August (Koha)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Story of the day  /  No Comments

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, called for the first meeting of the Sixth Legislature of the Assembly of Kosovo, on 3 August, at 10:00 hours. President Thaci instructed the President and presidency of the Fifth Legislature, to prepare the proposal of the agenda, in accordance with the respective legislation in power. President Thaci decision […]

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Kosovo in crisis if PAN fails, LDK-Vetevendosje coalition, difficult (Lajmi.net)

By   /  18/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo could enter crisis with regards to creation of the institutions, if the winning coalition, PAN, does not manage to gather required votes, being that coalition between Vetevendosje movement and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), is assessed as very difficult to be reached. LDK officials including the candidate of this party for Prime Minister, […]

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Serbs will get two ministries and positions of deputies? (Novosti)

By   /  13/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Novosti daily reported that these days, the leaders of major Albanian parties are in the process of intensive negotiations on the formation of the future government in Kosovo, while the representatives of Serbs say they have not yet received any official invitation for consultations. “No one has contacted us yet, but of course we will […]

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Elections Fail to Cure Kosovo’s Political Maladies (Balkan Insight)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The recent snap election failed to fix Kosovo’s political deadlock, raising questions about the  formation of a new government and continuation of reforms. Last month’s elections failed to bring relief to Kosovo’s jammed political scene and with three parties or coalitions each having taken large slices of the vote, negotiations over who forms a new […]

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