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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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CEC submits to President Thaci decision on certification of election results (Kosovapress)

By   /  10/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Central Election Commission (CEC) has submitted decision to certify election results to President Hashim Thaci whose duty is now to call the first session of the Assembly within 30 days. A copy of the CEC decision was also sent to the Assembly of Kosovo.

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Nine of ten seats for the Serbian List in the Assembly of Kosovo (KIM radio)

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

In the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Kosovo, the Serbian List won 44 578 votes or 6.12%. The Serbian List will have 9 out of 10 parliamentary seats, KIM radio reports. Members of the Serbian List who will represent the interests of Serbian people in the Assembly of Kosovo are:  Slavko Simić, Miljana Nikolić, Zoran Mojsilović, […]

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1,300 invalid votes of Serbs from the North Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti)

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

The Supreme Court of Kosovo rejected the appeal of the Serbian list, that is, the request to accept votes of about 1,300 voters who voted with Serbian ID cards in the municipalities north of Kosovo, reported Vecernje Novosti unofficially. Daily Vecernje Novosti write that this court will announce today the final decision on all appeals, […]

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Daka: Ballot recount affected results of three candidates (Kosovapress)

By   /  05/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), Valdete Daka, said that the recount of a number of ballot boxes has affected the final election results enabling three candidates to gain seats in the new legislature. The new MPs will be Fikrim Damka instead of Mahir Yagcilar from the Turkish Democratic Party of Kosovo (KDTP), Slavko […]

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AFP: Political blockade in Kosovo after the election, re-vote possible (Blic, Beta, AFP)

By   /  30/06/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The official results of the parliamentary elections in Kosovo “suggest a political blockade,” the French news agency AFP assessed last tonight. AFP explained that “no one can form the government independently, and different political forces look deeply divided.” According to political scientist Bekim Kupini, Kosovo is “at the brink of a knife”, and, in his opinion, […]

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