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Daka: Calling of snap elections, challenging for CEC (RFE)

By   /  29/05/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), Valdete Daka, said in an interview that calling snap elections in Kosovo presented quite a challenge for the institution she leads. “Early elections are always challenging, even more so when we had a 30-day timeframe window”, Daka said. She recognised that the short time for organizing elections […]

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U.S. Envoy Urges Balkan States To Guard Against Russian Influence Efforts (RFE)

By   /  25/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A top U.S. diplomat on May 24 urged Balkan nations to guard against efforts by Russia to increase its influence in the region and undermine ties with the West. “We, of course, remain hopeful that Russia will play a constructive role in the Balkans, as it has in the past, but we must remain vigilant, […]

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Kosovo President Calls General Election For June 11 (RFE)

By   /  12/05/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovar President Hashim Thaci has called early parliamentary elections for June 11 after the government collapsed following a no-confidence motion in parliament. https://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-general-election-june-11/28480621.html

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UNMIK Headlines 12 May

By   /  12/05/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Official: Early parliamentary elections in Kosovo on 11 June (dailies)
CEC: Election campaign to last ten days (Koha Ditore)
Delawie: Corrupt people to stay out of election ballots (RTK)
UN concerned with obstacles in Pristina-Belgrade dialogue (RTK)
Ferati: No more with PDK (Epoka e Re)
Lunacek: Establish a good government, deal with serious issues (RFE, Zëri)
Serbia concerned about elections in Kosovo (Zëri)

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UNMIK Headlines 5 May

By   /  05/05/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Kosovo wants dialogue to enter the final phase (Lajmi/RFE)
Swedish FM Wallstrӧm visits Kosovo (dailies)
Limaj: We have the signatures to bring down the government (Lajmi)
Lekaj: The government will be brought down, it is a done deal (Indeksonline)
Trendafilova: First indictments expected soon (Koha Ditore/DW)
Law on KSF to be sent to Assembly (Kosova Sot)

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Opposition to object demarcation “by force” (RFE)

By   /  26/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Representatives of the opposition political parties have threatened that they would use “all means” to prevent ratification of the agreement for the border demarcation with Montenegro. These statements came after the meeting between the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa with the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, who appealed to […]

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Delawie: U.S. against imprudent discussions for unification (RFE)

By   /  21/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, assessed the statements for the possibility of unification of Kosovo with Albania, as “imprudent”. “The U.S. Government supports the sovereignty of Kosovo and Albania. We are against imprudent discussions for unification and exaggerated reactions towards such statements, which mine sustainability in the region,” Delawie said. His reaction came […]

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PM Mustafa to seek conditional visa liberalisation for Kosovo (RFE)

By   /  20/04/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, will travel to Brussels next week where he is expected to present a new request regarding visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Mustafa is expected to urge the EU to grant Kosovo a type of conditional visa-free travel for a period of two years during which Kosovo would work on fulfilling […]

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UNMIK Headlines 20 April

By   /  20/04/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

After Rama, Thaci also threatens EU with national unification (RFE)
Albania-Kosovo unification threats come from frustrated leaders (Kosova Sot)
Thaci: Vote for border demarcation with Montenegro (Bota Sot)
EU Office: Apostolova’s remarks were misunderstood (RTK)
Haradinaj wants new elections: Population should not be tortured (Epoka)
Kurti strikes at politics’ ties with business (Koha Ditore)
Recica: Coalition is not matching as we thought (Lajmi)

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French Court Postpones Extradition Hearing Of Former Kosovar Prime Minister (RFE)

By   /  07/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A French court has postponed until April 27 a scheduled hearing regarding Serbia’s request to extradite former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. https://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-serbia-france-extradition-hearing-ex-pm-haradinaj/28413720.html

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French Court To Hold Hearing On Extradition Case Of Former Kosovo PM (RFE)

By   /  06/04/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A French court is to hold a hearing on Serbia’s request to extradite former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. http://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-serbia-france-extradition-hearing-ex-pm-haradinaj/28413720.html

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Kosovo President Vows To Create Regular Army Through Consultations (RFE)

By   /  31/03/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s president has backed away from a controversial pledge to push through a law turning the country’s security force into a national army, telling RFE/RL that he will consult with ethnic minorities and make the change through constitutional amendments. https://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-regular-army-united-states-warning/28399388.html

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