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Vucic to visit Kosovo, police continue investigating Ivanovic murder (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  17/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic plans to visit Kosovo on Saturday; meanwhile, Kosovo Police investigate the origin and ownership of a car used by Oliver Ivanovic’s assassins. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is expected to come to Kosovo this Saturday following the killing of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic on Tuesday morning. Marko Djuric, head of the […]

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Kosovo allocates emergency funds for domestic violence shelters (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  15/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Domestic violence shelters that shut down due to budgetary delays are expected to reopen by Monday; meanwhile, only the shelter in Gjakova remains to be functional. On Friday, after reports that domestic violence shelters in Kosovo had been shut down for January and February due to budgetary delays, the Kosovo Government allocated 65,000 euros to […]

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The risky initiative against the ‘Special Court’ (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  09/01/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Aidan Hehir Whatever one thinks of the Court, to disband it would have enormously grave repercussions for Kosovo’s international status. The campaign by an alliance of Kosovo’s MPs to revoke the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office for Kosovo has caused widespread alarm both within Kosovo and internationally. While their initial attempt failed, evidence […]

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The shame of Kosovar society: No one talks about the victims (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  05/01/2018  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Publicist Enver Robelli writes in in opinion piece that while the attention of the media and the public in Kosovo is focusing on whether the law on specialist chambers is going to be repealed or not and who could stand to be indicted by it, there is no talk on why this court was created […]

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Victims of holiday firearm discharges criticize PM Haradinaj’s comments (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  29/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Victims of stray bullets, which have caused disabling injuries and deaths in the past, criticize PM Haradinaj’s lax attitude towards weapons, demanding that festive shooting be stopped. On the eve of 2011, a child from Prizren who was standing in his front yard was struck in the skull by a fatal stray bullet. His mother, […]

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100 days of governing by the Kanun (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  22/12/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Columnist Agron Demi, analyses first 100 days of Ramush Haradinaj’s government. http://bit.ly/2zfnBlX

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Kosovo is building a new Chernobyl (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  20/12/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Enver Robelli The non-transparent Kosova e Re project is a bad investment for Kosovo’s citizens. Any serious government that may come to power should reverse this project. Through an irresponsible government, Kosovo decided to build a new Chernobyl in Obilic. The Kosova e Re  (‘Kosovo C’) power plant is harmful for public health, the […]

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Kosovo journalists awarded for human rights reporting (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  18/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Journalistic Award for Human Rights presented three stories–on vaccinations, violence against women, and gender equality in Kosovo’s general elections–with journalism prizes. Over 20 journalists submitted stories to be considered for awards for journalistic excellence, under the project “OmbudsWatch – Promoting Ombudsperson’s role in Kosovo.” Winners were announced on Friday for the three best pieces […]

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New president of integrated Mitrovica court ready to get to work (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  06/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

An interview with Nikola Kabasic, the president of the newly integrated Basic Court in Mitrovica, about the challenges of consolidating Kosovo’s justice system. The Basic Court in Mitrovica — which integrates the north and the south of the town — started work on November 1, 2017. Nikola Kabasic, the president of this court, was among […]

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Five takeaways from the mayoral runoffs in Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  22/11/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Blerim Vela The key factors for performance in Sunday’s mayoral runoff elections were candidate choice, local coalitions, campaign and media rhetoric, and rural-urban polarization. On November 19, voters in 19 Kosovo municipalities voted in mayoral runoff elections. The preliminary results were published by the Kosovo Central Election Commission, CEC, before midnight and offered no […]

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Peterle: Tight races for Kosovo’s second round of mayoral elections (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  21/11/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Despite instances of aggressive campaigning, election day was overall calm and orderly, said EU election observers in the preliminary report on Kosovo’s mayoral runoffs. “These were highly competitive elections,” said Alojz Peterle, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Kosovo, EUEOM, at the publication of the mission’s preliminary report on the second […]

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Enver Sekiraqa sent back to prison after brief house arrest (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  23/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Enver Sekiraqa, who is currently appealing a 37-year sentence for inciting the murder of a Kosovo Police officer, was sent back to prison on the order of the Kosovo Court of Appeals. Enver Sekiraqa, sentenced by the Basic Court in Prishtina with 37 years of imprisonment for inciting the murder of Kosovo Police Officer Triumf […]

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