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UNMIK Headlines 30 May

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• President Thaci calls for fair and democratic elections (Epoka e Re)
• Fragile situation in the north involves OSCE in 11 June elections (Koha)
• German Embassy calls for peaceful election campaign (Koha)
• 14,000 outside voters for June elections (Kosova Sot/Zeri)
• Tahiri: Brussels dialogue to take on the Vienna format (Epoka e Re)
• “Citizens paying €8 million for north’s energy consumption” (Indeksonline)

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UNMIK Headlines 27 May

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Draw determines order of parties in election ballot (Koha Ditore)
“President Thaci has joined PDK’s election campaign” (Koha)
Mustafa accuses public broadcaster of serving PDK interests (Koha Ditore)
Jahjaga to speak about sexual violence victims at Belgrade event (Telegrafi)

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Thaci: Kosovo to have stable, pro-European and multiethnic government (RTK)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said in an interview for Austrian daily Salzburger Nachrichten that he would like to see Brussels more engaged in the Western Balkans region but that he was not expecting any “miracles” from the meeting between the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Western Balkans leaders. Asked about visa liberalisation, […]

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UNMIK Headlines 23 May

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• PDK and LDK did not envisage pay raise until 2020 (Koha Ditore)
• Competition is done by political programs not by war or peace wings (Epoka)
• CEC does not extend deadline for Diaspora voters (Koha Ditore)
• Political parties do not respect official terms for election campaign (Epoka)
• IMC bans media from airing election debates (dailies)
• Haradinaj: We will create the army during the first 90 days of work (RTK)
• Thaci in Vienna: We do not seek confrontation with EU (Koha Ditore)
• O’Connell: I would not vote candidates with indictments (Gazeta Metro)

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UNMIK Headlines 22 May

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Parties don’t heed appeals to ‘clean’ election ballots (Koha Ditore)
PDK and LDK continue to keep their ballots under wraps (Zeri)
Daka: Problems with diaspora voters due to snap elections (Koha Ditore)
Veseli: Elections called because of government’s lack of vision (Zeri)
Kurti presents Vetevendosje’s political programme (dailies)
Haradinaj promises visa liberalisation in three months’ time (Kosova Sot)
Pacolli: With Vetevendosje after elections (Zeri)
“Serbian List would prevent creation of Kosovo’s army” (Lajmi)
Apostolova: Kosovo decides on whether to renegotiate demarcation (RTK)
Thaci travels to Austria to meet President Van der Bellen (RTK)

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Thaci: Serbia planning to divide Kosovo (RTK)

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President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci told Croatian paper Nacional that the dialogue with Belgrade is not easy but that there is no alternative to it until it culminates with Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo. “I have led the war for liberation of Kosovo but I also led the dialogue for good neighbourly relations with Serbia because […]

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UNMIK Headlines 12 May

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Official: Early parliamentary elections in Kosovo on 11 June (dailies)
CEC: Election campaign to last ten days (Koha Ditore)
Delawie: Corrupt people to stay out of election ballots (RTK)
UN concerned with obstacles in Pristina-Belgrade dialogue (RTK)
Ferati: No more with PDK (Epoka e Re)
Lunacek: Establish a good government, deal with serious issues (RFE, Zëri)
Serbia concerned about elections in Kosovo (Zëri)

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What can be expected from Thaci and Veseli? (Zeri)

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The paper’s editor-in-chief, Lavdim Hamiti, writes in an op-ed that only “naïve” members of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) could have believed in the sincerity of their now-former coalition partners, the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). He says the PDK’s former leader, Hashim Thaci, and the present one, Kadri Veseli, have built their entire […]

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Thaci says “Greater Albania” notion is part of Belgrade’s propaganda (Klan Kosova)

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President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said today in Pristina after meeting Albanian President, Bujar Nishani, that talk about unification of Kosovo and Albania through the creation of a so-called Greater Albania is a propaganda used by Belgrade. “They use Greater Albania [notion] to justify their destabilizing efforts in the Western Balkans,” Thaci said.

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Thaci meets urgently Veseli to discuss motion of no-confidence (gazetametro)

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 The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci held an urgent meeting with the President of the Assembly of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli. Gazeta Metro reports that Thaci left immediately after his speech at the meeting with civil society representatives on the draft regulation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to meet Veseli and discuss opposition parties’ submission […]

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Zaev says Serbia has nationalist leadership; Dacic reacts (B92)

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Friends of Serbia do not behave the way SDSM leader Zoran Zaev has done, says First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. The Macedonian politician earlier on Tuesday said that Serbs and Macedonians are “brotherly people” but that “nationalist leadership of Aleksandar Vucic” is in power in Serbia. “Serbs are the biggest and best […]

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Thaci: Serbia’s Russian MIGs are threat for EU, not my statements (Lajmi.net)

By   /  26/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, responded today to the criticism of the EU officials who consider Thaci’s statement on national unification, a threat for the EU. He said that Serbian nationalism is a threat to the EU and not his statements. “Serbian nationalism is a threat to the EU. It is Belgrade that is […]

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