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President Thaci has not yet set date for Assembly session (RFE)

By   /  17/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Ardian Arifaj, advisor to Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, said the date for the constitutive session of Kosovo Assembly has not been set yet. “Decision on when to hold constitutive session has not been taken yet. We will inform you whenever the decision is taken”, Arifaj said.

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Expert: Western Balkans economic union unfavourable for Kosovo (RFE)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Economy and European integration experts in Kosovo view the recent Western Balkans in Trieste, Italy as one of the most important events of the year for the region that aspires to join the EU. However, some believe that the idea to set up a Western Balkans economic union would be unfavourable for Kosovo. Safet Gerxhaliu, […]

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Thaci: I have assurances that government will be formed without delays (RFE)

By   /  07/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said in an interview to Radio Free Europe in Albanian that he has received assurances from the winning coalition, PAN, and the nominee for prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, that the new government of Kosovo will be formed without delays. “The issue of mandate is not a matter of preference but […]

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UNMIK Headlines 15 June

By   /  15/06/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• “Quint to support whoever forms new government” (Koha Ditore)
• Ambassador Delawie meets Vetevendosje leaders (Dialogplus/Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj: Government, a week after certification of results (Kosova Sot)
• LDK does not want coalition with PAN (Epoka e Re)
• President Thaci risks violating the Constitution of Kosovo (Koha Ditore)
• EP resolution calls for swift formation of new government in Kosovo (Koha)

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‘Lynching Atmosphere’ Threatens Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue (RFE)

By   /  14/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

It has become a disturbing pattern in Serbia of late: those looking to improve relations with neighboring Kosovo can expect to encounter mayhem-minded ultranationalist youths hell-bent on foiling their efforts. http://bit.ly/2srkOY2

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Daka: Many reasons behind invalid ballots (Koha/RFE)

By   /  13/06/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Valdete Daka, head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) said in an interview for Radio Free Europe that all election votes have been counted except for conditional ones and those from the Diaspora. She said the final results would be announced after review and verification of all election material and of complaints filed with the […]

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OSCE Hails ‘Orderly’ Kosovo Election Process; EU Calls For Swift Formation Of Government (RFE)

By   /  13/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says Kosovo’s snap parliamentary elections were held in an “orderly” manner and took place “without major irregularities or incidents.” http://bit.ly/2sXzX0j

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EU Hopes Kosovo Can Form Government Swiftly After Election (RFE)

By   /  13/06/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

A senior European Union official has expressed hope that Kosovo will soon get a new government following snap parliamentary elections that left no party in a position to govern without what could be tough efforts to build a coalition. http://bit.ly/2siO0PW

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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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