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Kosovo to present dialogue results to EU officials (Zeri/RFE)

By   /  18/06/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo government’s coordinator for dialogue with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told Radio Free Europe that the Kosovo delegation will present to EU officials results of the dialogue for normalisation of relations with Serbia. “We are ready. We will discuss our efforts but at the same time we will also speak about the obstacles we are facing,” […]

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EU countries seek participation in dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina (RFE)

By   /  05/06/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Radio Free Europe learn that EU member states are demanding participation in the final phase of the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, which will lead to a legally binding agreement on a comprehensive normalization of relations. RFE writes that according to European sources, member states have begun to demonstrate their disapproval of the lack of […]

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President Thaci to seek additional information on Radomir Laban (RFE)

By   /  24/05/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci will not decree the newly-elected Constitutional Court judge, Radomir Laban, until a full verification process is carried out by judicial authorities. In a response to the paper, the office of President Thaci said that Laban’s decreeing will not take place at this time due to raised concerns about his past. […]

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First EU-Western Balkan Summit In 15 Years To Focus On Integration (RFE)

By   /  17/05/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Leaders of the Western Balkans and European Union are meeting in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia for their first summit in 15 years. The summit will not focus on bids by the region’s six non-EU countries — Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania — to join the bloc, but rather will tackle their efforts […]

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Still not clear if Kosovo and Spain will sit together in Sofia summit (RFE)

By   /  15/05/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Both Spain and Kosovo will take part in the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia but the host of the event, the Bulgarian presidency of the EU, has not made it clear whether Madrid has agreed to Kosovo’s presentation as a country. The Bulgarian presidency confirmed Kosovo’s participation at the summit but did not comment on […]

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Interparty disagreements delay inquiry into deportation of six Turkish nationals (RFE)

By   /  10/05/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Radio Free Europe in Albanian reports that a committee for investigating the arrest and deportation of six Turkish nationals has not yet been established despite the Assembly of Kosovo’s recommendations dated 17 April. Meanwhile the opposition Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), which proposed the committee’s establishment, has blamed the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) […]

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Tusk Says Reconciliation Efforts In Balkans ‘Important’ For Europe (RFE)

By   /  30/04/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

European Council President Donald Tusk has praised Macedonia’s efforts to reconcile with its neighbors as it accelerates its bid to join the European Union, saying such efforts are needed across the Western Balkans and are “important” for Europe. Speaking at a regional summit in Skopje on April 27, Tusk singled out the festering dispute between […]

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Hoxhaj: UN seat for Kosovo alongside the establishment of Association/Community (RFE)

By   /  25/04/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, said that the establishment of the Association/Community of Serb-majority municipalities should happen at the same time as Kosovo getting a seat at the United Nations. “Since the Association aims to advance the position of Serbs in Kosovo, I think its establishment de facto needs to happen parallel to […]

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LDK: Government presented weak platform for dialogue with Serbia (RTK,RFE)

By   /  20/04/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), assessed the platform for dialogue with Serbia, presented on Thursday by the government as poor and as a document which does not define issues to be discussed, principal or deadlines. LDK caucus, Avdullah Hoti, expressed dissatisfaction with regards to the leading role that this platform gives to the President […]

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Top U.S. Official Warns Of ‘Destructive’ Russian Role In Balkans (RFE)

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

A senior U.S. official has warned of what he called Moscow’s “increasingly destructive role” in the Balkans, saying that Russia is undermining democracy in the region. Wess Mitchell, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, made the comments in Pristina on March 12, following talks with Kosovar President Hashim Thaci. http://bit.ly/2FzGEeD

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EU’s Juncker Urges Kosovo To Reach Border Deal With Montenegro (RFE)

By   /  01/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on Kosovo to ratify a border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and seek better ties with Serbia. Juncker, together with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, continued his tour of the six Balkan countries that remain outside the European Union with a stop in […]

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Embassy Attack Stokes Fears About How Fragile Balkan Stability Really Is (RFE)

By   /  23/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

As investigators tried to piece together the motive in a grenade attack on the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, concerns that the incident could shatter improved stability in the Balkans showed just how fragile the situation remains as the West and Russia battle for influence in the region. http://bit.ly/2sM5MNn

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