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Delawie: U.S. against imprudent discussions for unification (RFE)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, assessed the statements for the possibility of unification of Kosovo with Albania, as “imprudent”. “The U.S. Government supports the sovereignty of Kosovo and Albania. We are against imprudent discussions for unification and exaggerated reactions towards such statements, which mine sustainability in the region,” Delawie said. His reaction came […]

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EU requests implementation of the constitutional decision on Decan/Decani land (Klan Kosova)

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

The European Union has expressed concern with regards to continued lack of implementation of the 20 May 2016 Constitutional Court ruling on the land dispute case in Decan/Decane. “Decisions by Kosovo’s highest legal authority are conclusive and must be implemented. The EU calls on authorities at all levels to demonstrate respect for the rule of […]

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UNMIK Headlines 20 April

By   /  20/04/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

After Rama, Thaci also threatens EU with national unification (RFE)
Albania-Kosovo unification threats come from frustrated leaders (Kosova Sot)
Thaci: Vote for border demarcation with Montenegro (Bota Sot)
EU Office: Apostolova’s remarks were misunderstood (RTK)
Haradinaj wants new elections: Population should not be tortured (Epoka)
Kurti strikes at politics’ ties with business (Koha Ditore)
Recica: Coalition is not matching as we thought (Lajmi)

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EU to Rama: Political interruptions breach neighborly relations (Lajmi)

By   /  19/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The European Union has reacted to the statements of the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, saying that political interference breaches good neighborly relations. The Spokesperson of the European Commission, Maja Kociajancic, said that the region of Western Balkans has a clear European perspective, as confirmed recently by the European Council. “We work with all partners […]

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EU reacts to Rama’s statement (B92, BETA)

By   /  19/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The European Union has said that “political interference undermines the consolidation of good neighborly relations.” This was the organization’s reaction to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama saying that “a union” between Albania and Kosovo “cannot be ruled out” if EU membership prospects for the region fade. The statement was made for the Beta agency on […]

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“If we said we’d form union with RS – what would you say?” (B92)

By   /  19/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Edi Rama’s statement about a union between Albania and Kosovo again confirms that creation of a Greater Albania is a common platform of all ethnic Albanians. Serbian First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this late on Tuesday in reaction to the Albanian prime minister’s interview given to the website Politico, during which […]

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Albanian PM told it’s “rude” to eye other people’s territory (B92)

By   /  19/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The head of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija says that “nobody should play with attempting to revive the fascist idea of a Greater Albania.” Marko Djuric in this way responded to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who said that he could not rule out the possibility of “a union between Albania and Kosovo” […]

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Albanian prime minister: EU faces ‘nightmare’ if Balkan hopes fade (politico.eu)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

TIRANA, Albania — Albania’s prime minister said a union between Albania and Kosovo cannot be ruled out if EU membership prospects for the Western Balkans fade. In an interview with POLITICO that also covered a political crisis in neighboring Macedonia, an upcoming election at home and the inspiration he draws from Tony Blair, Prime Minister Edi Rama […]

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Miscevic: Europe is preoccupied with its own issues, but must be present in the Balkans (InSerbia, N1)

By   /  18/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

There is no word from Brussels how the suspension of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue following Ramus Haradinaj’s “arrest” might have on Serbia’s EU integration. Serbia’s chief negotiator with the EU, Tanja Miscevic, said this on Monday. Speaking for N1, when asked whether Serbia can hope to open new EU membership negotiations chapters “if the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue […]

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Pristina won’t continue dialogue “until Haradinaj returns” (B92)

By   /  12/04/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo Minister for Dialogue Edita Tahiri says that Belgrade-Pristina negotiations in Brussels could continue “only when Ramush Haradinaj returns to Kosovo.” The ethnic Albanian politician and a former KLA leader, wanted in Serbia on war crimes charges, is currently in France, unable to leave that country pending a decision on Serbia’s extradition request. Tahiri’s statement […]

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Aleksandar Vučić: ‘Tito was a very smart guy’ (Politico)

By   /  06/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbia’s president-elect on his critics, Merkel and the outlook for the region. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić sat down with POLITICO on Wednesday for his first extensive interview since winning his country’s presidential election in a landslide. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU leaders regard Vučić, 47,  as the guarantor of stability in an unstable […]

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David McAllister: Serbia to admit crimes committed in Kosovo (RTK)

By   /  05/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The EU Rapporteur for Serbia and head of the Commission for Foreign Policies at the European Parliament, David McAllister, told German media that Serbia cannot become an EU member without admitting crimes committed in Kosovo and without normalization of the relations with Kosovo. “Serbia has to admit committed crimes during the conflict with Kosovo,” Mc […]

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