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Complaint against Jevtic: There are no elements of criminal activity (Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  18/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Court of Appeals in Pristina dismissed complaint against the Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic. The court found the complaint as groundless. The case was initiated by the Kosovo Special Prosecution against Dalibor Jevtic and three his co-associates over alleged misuse of official authority, Novosti further reported. Although, Basic Court in Pristina, dismissed […]

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Color, pride, and the occupation of public space (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  13/10/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

By: Shqipe Gjocaj As the saying goes, when someone comes out, the whole family transitions. The support and love, followed by opposition and hate, are all part of this struggle. On Tuesday, Kosovo organized its first pride parade. As expected, once it was announced in the media, panic ensued. Among the first to express contempt […]

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Hardline Clerics Savage Kosovo’s First Pride Parade (Balkan Insight)

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

The first ever Pride Parade in Kosovo, due to take place on Tuesday, is drawing fierce opposition and derogatory language from some Muslim clerics and from parties close to them. Some hard-line Muslim clerics in Kosovo have condemned the announced first Pride Parade in Kosovo, which is set to take place on 10 October in Pristina. […]

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Until October Washington and Berlin decide on envoys (Danas)

By   /  05/09/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Belgrade based daily Danas writes today, based on unofficial diplomatic sources, that the United States and Germany are considering who will be their envoys in the next phase of the Brussels dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and that it is expected that the decision on their names would be made and disclosed in a month time. […]

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“Bring W. Balkans into EU to keep Turkey and Russia at bay” (B92)

By   /  22/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has called on the EU “to bring the Balkans into its orbit.” In an interview for Germany’s Handelsblatt, quoted by Tanjug, Kurz “warned of the growing influence of Turkey and Saudi Arabia.” “In Sarajevo and Pristina, for example, women are paid to wear the full veil in public. We cannot […]

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Serbia’s foreign minister calls for compromise over Kosovo (Reuters)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s foreign minister and a top ally of President Aleksandar Vucic has suggested a compromise to end a conflict over Kosovo, the newest independent European state that is blocking Serbia’s hopes of European Union membership. Serbia, where many regard Kosovo as the cradle of their nation and Orthodox Christian faith, refuses to […]

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India opposes membership of Pristina in international organizations (KoSSev, Kontakt plus radio)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian media reported about the meeting between the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic and the Ambassador of the Republic of India, Narinder Chauhan, focused on further development of the economic co-operation and support of India regarding the Kosovo issue. During the meeting, Indian Ambassador highlighted that India opposes membership of Pristina in international organizations. In […]

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Rakic: Whatever happens, strong relations with Belgrade remain (Novosti, KoSSev)

By   /  19/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

In the next few days I expect consultations with the Albanian political leaders, and after that we will make a decision whether or not to participate in the government of interim institutions in Kosovo, new Char of Srpska Lista and mayor of Mitrovica/Mitrovice North, Goran Rakic stated to Novosti daily. Asked about specific conditions Srpska […]

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Controversy Lingers in Kosovo Over Long Awaited Mosque

By   /  18/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

After years of delay, the assembly of the capital of Kosovo looks set to give the go-ahead to the construction of a new ‘Central Mosque’ – despite the objections of civil society groups. A key item on the agenda of the city council in Pristina, Kosovo, on July 25 is the future of the city’s […]

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Dacic: Internal dialogue about Kosovo important (Tanjug, RTS)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic stated to Tanjug that in addition to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, internal dialogue about Kosovo is also important. “Regardless the talks hold in Brussels, it is important to have a dialogue within our society, a dialogue between different social and scientific actors,” Dacic said. […]

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Kosovo Café is Lifeline for People With Down’s (Balkan Insight)

By   /  12/07/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A new café in Pristina where most of the staff have Down’s syndrome has become a hit with locals – while generating much-needed cash for an NGO that aids people with this condition. Kosovo has any number of bars these days – but Bar X21, which opened four months ago, is slightly different from the […]

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Mogherini: Membership to EU would come with reforms and normalization of relations with Kosovo (European Western Balkans Portal)

By   /  12/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini in an interview to the European Western Balkans Portal spoke about the topics such as “Berlin Process,” new phase in a dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Bosnia and Hercegovina application for the EU membership and important reforms in the Western Balkans. Mogherini went […]

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