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UNMIK Headlines 7 February

By   /  07/02/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Mogherini: Encouraging developments in Mitrovica (Zeri)
U.S. Embassy hails agreement on Mitrovica wall (dailies)
Koha Ditore: Northerners to build remote controlled wall
Shala: There will be no wall in Mitrovica North (RTK)
Fire engulfs DSS offices in Mitrovica north (Kosovapress)
Kosovo has not issued any arrest warrants for war crime suspects (Indeksonline)
Kosovo Assembly to discuss armed forces (Zeri)

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Minister Shala: Mitrovica wall is illegal and should be demolished (Kosovapress)

By   /  01/02/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Ferat Shala, said that after carrying out all necessary technical and legal measures, his ministry has concluded that the Mitrovica North wall is illegal and as such needs to be demolished. He said that wall was unnecessary and fails to meet urban standards. Furthermore, Shala added, it sends […]

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New date for Mitrovica bridge inauguration being considered (Kosovapress)

By   /  20/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The inauguration of the main Mitrovica bridge set to take place today has been postponed and a new date will be announced after an agreement between Pristina and Belgrade, said Maja Kocijancic, European Union’s foreign affairs spokesperson. “We are continuing discussions with the two sides to find an acceptable solution on all issues relating to […]

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Kosovapress claims Vucic has dismissed Djuric over train’s design

By   /  19/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, has decided to dismiss Marko Djuric as head of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo, reports the news website quoting a source from the Serbian List. “The decision will be made public in the coming days,” said the source adding that the reason behind Vucic’s dismissal of Djuric has […]

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Students try to put up pictures of massacres at the Orthodox Church building in Pristina (Kosovapress)

By   /  18/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

A group of University of Pristina students gathered today in the university campus, namely in front of the unfinished Orthodox Church building, and tried to put of pictures of massacres Serb forces committed against the Albanian population. However, the Kosovo Police reacted by preventing the students from putting up the pictures. Students said their action […]

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Rakic: The wall will not be demolished, ROSU cannot come to the north (Kosovapress)

By   /  17/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In an interview with Kosovapress, Mitrovica North Mayor Goran Rakic said the wall will not be demolished while Kosovo police special unit (ROSU) cannot go to the north again. “Tensions have increased following recent events and citizens are rightfully concerned. I consider someone wanted to use this situation for political purposes and I appeal to all […]

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KDI: Poor performance by the Assembly, we oppose increase of per diems (Kosovapress)

By   /  11/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Representatives of the Pristina-based Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI) told a press conference today that the Kosovo Assembly had a poor performance in 2016, by adopting 52 laws out of a scheduled 141 laws. KDI’s Albert Krasniqi said another negative practice by the current legislative is the adoption of laws with fast procedures, most notably the […]

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Headlines 9 January

By   /  09/01/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

AAK accuses government of not doing enough for Haradinaj (Koha Ditore)
“Haradinaj could be released on bail this week” (Gazeta Blic)
Albanian FM: Haradinaj’s detention unjust (Kosovapress)
Thaci: No one from Kosovo was invited to Trump’s inauguration (Koha)

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Serb telecom operator to issue 60,000 numbers in Kosovo (Kosovapress)

By   /  05/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Serb telecom operator “MTS’ D.O.O” is expected to put up antennas in 30 locations across Kosovo and will be able to issue 60,000 numbers in the market as part of the telecommunications agreement reached between Pristina and Belgrade delegations in Brussels. The operating license for the Serb operator was issued by the Authority of Electronic […]

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Kosovo government fulfilled only 26 percent of SAA criteria (Kosovapress)

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

According to a study carried out by the Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLSP), Kosovo government fulfilled only 26 percent of the criteria set out by the EU’s Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) although the deal entered into force on 1 April 2016. Kosovo’s Deputy Minister for European Integration, Anila Statovci, said it was […]

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Headlines 16 December

By   /  16/12/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Mustafa: Visa liberalisation threatened if we don’t ratify demarcation (media)
• EP endorses mechanisms for visas, Kosovo should fulfil conditions (Epoka)
• Bomb thrown at Serb’s house in northern Mitrovica (Kosovapress)
• Djuric visits Mitrovica, Kosovo authorities send protest note (Kosova Sot)
• Two police officers suspended for allowing Djuric’s visit (Telegrafi/RFE)
• Jevtic: First decree on Association, then return to the institutions (Lajmi)
• Independent autopsy on Dehari’s death to be published today (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo loses millions of U.S. aid due to corruption (Koha)

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Mitrovica urgent meeting cut short after opposition walkout (media)

By   /  14/12/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovapress reported that officials from opposition parties in the municipal assembly of Mitrovica – the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) – walked out of the urgent meeting called to discuss the construction of the wall by Serbian leadership in Mitrovica North. The meeting was expected to result in […]

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