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Hyseni hopeful of Kosovo joining Interpol by year’s end (Klan Kosova)

By   /  24/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Internal Affairs Minister, Skender Hyseni, said today he was hopeful of Kosovo gaining membership in Interpol by the end of the year. Hyseni made the remarks at the signing of an agreement with European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) at the Kosovo Academy for Public Safety in Vushtrri/Vucitrn.

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State commission denies intent to rig election in Kosovo (B92)

By   /  24/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

RIK President Vladimir Dimitrijevic says the opposition “has no reason to doubt the legitimacy of the electoral process in Kosovo and Metohija.” Dimitrijevic came out with this statement after Sanda Raskovic-Ivic, who heads an opposition parliamentary group, described the instructions for the holding of the presidential elections in Kosovo, which the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) […]

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Serbia grateful to N. Korea for stance on Kosovo (B92)

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Tuesday received the new ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ri Pyong Du. The diplomat delivered his accreditation letters to President Tomislav Nikolic, the Serbian government said. Ri Pyong Du thus officially assumed the office of ambassador on non-residential basis accredited from Bucharest, […]

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Kosovo, Albania Give ‘Common Market’ Call Thumbs Down (Balkan Insight)

By   /  21/03/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Prime Minister has dismissed calls for a Western Balkan ‘common market’ as a pointless diversion from the goal of EU membership – while an important union in Albania has reached the same conclusion. EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn’s support for the creation of a common market in the Western Balkans, raised during the […]

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“Air Serbia” violates Brussels agreement (RFE)

By   /  21/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Despite the agreement between Pristina and Belgrade for free and unimpeded movement, for those who carry Kosovo documents through Serbia as well as Belgrade and Nis airports, “Air Serbia” still does not accept these documents, reports RFE. This portal further brings concrete experiences of people possessing Kosovo passports, who were rejected to use this airline […]

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“We’ve been redrawing borders too – think of Kosovo” (B92, Sputnik)

By   /  21/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon mentioned the issue of Kosovo when he spoke about Crimea joining Russia. “We have changed borders ourselves. Kosovo, for example. We think that because we are westerners everything is allowed to us – we can enter Iraq, we can bring order to any corner of the world… There is a […]

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The Kosovo government appropriates and Serbian schools (KIM radio)

By   /  21/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

By appropriating the property of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia and the Autonomous Province of Kosovo, Government of Kosovo becomes the owner of the buildings, in which are placed Serbian schools and health facilities. “According to the decision of Pristina and this building, all the schools in central Kosovo are in their property. During UNMIK nobody […]

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Thaci undertakes initiative for decriminalization of political scene (RFE, Koha)

By   /  21/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said at the “Launching Westminster program for democracy in Kosovo” that Kosovo institutions should not have positions for people who are under investigation. “They should not be included in the election lists either,” Thaci said. His initiative to adopt a code for decriminalization of the political scene in Kosovo […]

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Will Serbs in Kosovo vote in presidential elections? (B92, Tanjug, Blic, KIM radio)

By   /  21/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says that Pristina has not yet reached a decision with regard to the elections for the president of Serbia. And although the Kosovo institutions have not yet taken a position on the holding of the Serbian presidential elections in Kosovo, the OSCE have confirmed their readiness to provide technical help to […]

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“Belgrade has documents to prove its owneship in Kosovo” (B92, Tanjug, KIM radio, TV Most)

By   /  17/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

As much as 58 pct of Kosovo’s territory – including state, private and “socially” and church-owned real estate – is the property of Serbia. It belongs to the state, its citizens and institutions, and the state has the original cadastre documentation to prove this, Tanjug is reporting, citing former head of the Kosovo and Metohija […]

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March 2004 pogrom of Serbs in Kosovo remembered in schools (B92)

By   /  17/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The first class in schools across Serbia today was dedicated to the March 17, 2004 anti-Serb violence in Kosovo, known in Serbia as “the March pogrom.” On the anniversary of the start of the riots, ministers of education and labor Mladen Sarcevic and Aleksandar Vulin visited the Petar Petrovic Njegos elementary in Belgrade and spoke […]

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“Kosovo automatically inherited property of Yugoslavia and Serbia” (RTK)

By   /  17/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Ministry of Justice has issued a press release specifying that the decision of the government of Kosovo to register as its own the immovable property originally registered under former Yugoslavia and Serbia is based on the Constitution of Kosovo and declaration of Kosovo’s independence.  “As an independent country and based on international law rules, […]

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