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Anti-corruption Agency head under fire for proposing to close asset declarations (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  12/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A proposal to change the asset declaration law, which would make senior officials’ declaration of cash and bank deposits classified, has drawn harsh criticism in Kosovo. Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency director Shaip Havolli caused a furor amongst civil society activists after announcing plans to hide parts of the asset declarations of public officials from the general […]

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‘Zajednica’ poses no threat to Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  06/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The Brussels agreements are very vague when it comes to the establishment of ‘Zajednica’, but if we look at Kosovo laws it should not be a scary prospect for Kosovo—it is just a way for Serbia to save face. See more at: https://bit.ly/2qb1TNt

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Should I register my temporary residence in Kosovo? (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  03/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Yes. But with Kosovo’s lack of investment into its department for citizenship, asylum, and migration, be prepared for headache and possible citizenship-based discrimination. I’ve heard something along these lines at least a handful of times over the past year: “In Kosovo, it’s easier to live illegally than it is to register.” See more at:https://bit.ly/2JfzHBV

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Kosovo arrests Marko Djuric for illegal entry (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  27/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo Police arrested the head of Serbia’s ‘Office for Kosovo and Metohija’ in North Mitrovica. Kosovo Police confirmed to BIRN on Monday that Marko Djuric, head of the Serbian government’s Kosovo office, had been arrested on Monday for illegal entry and transferred to Pristina by the Specialized Operational Unit of Kosovo Police. See at: http://prishtinainsight.com/kosovo-arrests-marko-djuric-illegal-entry/ […]

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Over 5,000 Kosovars applied for asylum in the EU during 2017 (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  22/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The number of Kosovars seeking asylum decreased last year, similarly to other countries in the region, but Albania continues to be a concern with over 20,000 applicants in the past year. There were 5,310 first-time asylum seekers from Kosovo in the EU during 2017, according to new data published by Eurostat, the EU statistics agency. […]

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Igballe Rogova: ‘Enough talk, enough violence, we want action’ (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  13/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The Kosova Women’s Network published a report that analyzes institutional response to gender-based violence in Kosovo. Kosovo Police need advanced trainings for police and prosecutors to handle domestic violence cases, argues a new report by the Kosovo Women’s Network, KWN, published on Monday. The report, titled “From Words to Action?” examines the handling of gender-based […]

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Rights group: Kosovo Serbs’ access to citizenship hindered (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  02/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A new draft report published by the Equal Rights for All Coalition argues that Kosovo authorities should prioritize civil registry procedures for minorities. As Kosovo institutions further extend their reach in the north, the everyday relevance of Kosovo documents for northern residents will increase, and Kosovo authorities must ensure easy civil registry procedures, a new […]

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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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