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TEN DAYS OF KOSOVO’S NEW GOVERNMENT (KOSOVO 2.0)

By   /  21/09/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

RAMUSH HARADINAJ’S TENURE AS PRIME MINISTER BEGINS. Today (Sept. 20) is the 10th day since Ramush Haradinaj became the new prime minister of Kosovo. After a three month wait between June’s election and confirmation of his new role through the Assembly on Sept. 10, Haradinaj and his new government have spent the last ten days […]

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Is Lista Srpska a trojan horse inside Kosovo’s statehood? (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  14/09/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Eraldin Fazliu Kosovar government’s agenda in danger of being dictated from Belgrade Lista Srpska demonstrated its powerful position in Kosovar politics last Saturday (Sept. 9), making the so-called “PANA” coalition wait for hours to vote in its new government. It was a political move that was considered by many analysts in Prishtina as a […]

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Political crisis costs (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  25/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

By Eraldin Fazliu – 24.08.2017 Kosovo missing out during post-election delays. On Thursday (August 24), a sixth attempt to conclude the constitutive session of the Kosovo Assembly failed. More than two months after the June 11 parliamentary elections, it is still unclear when the PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) coalition, as the winner of the highest number of […]

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Kosovo’s Interpol membership is far from assured (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  21/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Leonora Aliu As UN General Assembly vote approaches, does Kosovo have the support? Toward the end of 2014, Slobodan Gavric, a Serbian citizen, was caught in Kosovo’s capital with 12 kilos of explosives, which turned out had been transported from Belgrade to the Arberia neighborhood in Prishtina with no problem whatsoever. As a result, […]

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Attack on journalist widely condemned (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  18/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Insajderi director beaten outside his apartment. Condemnations have poured in today (Thursday, Aug. 17) after an attack on a prominent Kosovar journalist. Parim Olluri, the executive director of the online newspaper Insajderi, was beaten last night by three people in front of his apartment. Olluri and his fiancé Genta, who was with him at the […]

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The traitors’ clique (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  16/08/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By Qerim Ondozi Statement by the War Veterans’ Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army: Who is to blame? In the most recent attempt at an inaugural session of the Kosovo Assembly, which was interrupted for the fifth consecutive time having failed to reach a quorum, deputies were given the opportunity to speak before people present in the parliament, […]

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First-time deputies (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  31/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Meet some of the novices entering Kosovo’s Assembly. Singers, lawyers, teachers, actors, journalists, economists, doctors, municipal mayors and even professional politicians, those who have never held another professional role, are amongst Kosovo’s 120 newly elected Assembly members. Having a broad-base of professional experiences, as well as backgrounds and ages, is often seen as the democratic ideal; […]

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Specialist Chambers should learn from past experiences on witness testimonies (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  28/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

As of July 5, the Specialist Chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office have been fully judicially operational and at any moment now we can expect to read about potential indictments and trial dates. There was an initial false-start, in which the Rules of Procedure and Evidence were found to be inconsistent with the Constitution, but […]

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A look at the bystander effect and whether the law can increase interventions (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Almost two weeks ago, a very unfortunate event happened in the city of Gjilan/Gnjilane. An elderly man passed away as a result of his weak health, high temperatures and lack of people willing to stop and help him. The tragedy was afterwards followed by anger, despair and outbursts that took place mainly on social media. […]

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Shkelzen Gashi: If VV comes to power, maybe only Kurti will remain uncorrupt (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  05/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Shkelzen Gashi, one of Vetevendosje co-founders, alongside Albin Kurti, speaks about its growth during elections, its past mistakes and their being ill prepared to govern, reports Kosovo 2.O. In late 2004, a donkey was brought before Kosovo’s government building, and on it a banner reading “vote for me.” Three youngsters were leading the compliant donkey […]

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Human trafficking continues in Kosovo (K 2.0)

By   /  30/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

New report suggests some progress from previous years. The U.S. State Department released its 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report this week, which indicates that Kosovo has a long way to go to tackle the phenomenon. As with last year, Kosovo has been categorized as a Tier 2 country, meaning it has “not fully met Trafficking […]

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The collapse of political strongholds (Kosovo 2.0)

By   /  21/06/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Changes in voting trends in Ferizaj, Kacanik and Fushe Kosove. Following June 11’s general election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) has released preliminary results showing a change in political party support on a national level. For the first time in its history, LDK has fallen to third place. The PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) coalition came first when […]

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