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Stoltenberg Condemns Killing In Kosovo, Calls for Calm (RFE)

By   /  19/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned the killing of ethnic-Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic in Kosovo, and said the Western military alliance would continue to be on hand to help keep the country stable. The Kosovar Serb politician was buried in Belgrade two days after he was gunned down in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, on January 16, […]

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EU hails readiness of Belgrade and Pristina to continue dialogue (RFE/RTK)

By   /  18/01/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

European Union welcomes the readiness of President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic to continue dialogue for normalisation of relations, said EU foreign policy spokesperson, Maja Kocijancic, in reference to the recent telephone conversation between Thaci and Vucic. Kocijancic added that efforts are underway to set the date for the next […]

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Kosovar Court Gives Four Lawmakers Suspended Jail Terms For Disrupting Parliament (RFE)

By   /  04/01/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

A Kosovar court has found four opposition lawmakers guilty of repeatedly disrupting parliament by releasing tear gas in the chamber and has handed down suspended jail sentences for the legislators. http://bit.ly/2CpBlx3

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“Kosovo leaders damaged relations with international allies” (RFE)

By   /  27/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Political analysts told Radio Free Europe that Kosovo political and institutional leaders showed they have no understanding towards the positions of the international community on sensitive issues. Ramush Tahiri said recent events give the impression that Kosovo leaders are not conscientious to international obligations Kosovo has taken on. “It is a fact that we are […]

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Surroi: Kosovo has not had political consensus since 2008 (RFE)

By   /  19/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In an interview to Radio Free Europe, publicist and author Veton Surroi said Kosovo’s leading institutions are to a large extent politically controlled while Kosovo ‘is a captured state where crime and politics cohabitate marvelously.” Surroi also said he was skeptical that the visa liberalisation will be successfully concluded soon while the border demarcation agreement […]

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Western Balkan Leaders Vow To Deepen Ties As World Bank Offers Aid (RFE)

By   /  08/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The World Bank has offered $200 million in loans to promote economic integration in the Western Balkans as leaders of the region vowed to deepen ties and work together toward joining the European Union. The announcements from the World Bank and Western Balkan leaders came at a high-level conference on December 7 in Sofia at […]

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 Kosovo without UNMIK acronym during CEFTA presiding (RFE)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Next year Kosovo is expected to chair the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA). Kosovo’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Bajram Hasani, told Radio Free Europe that Kosovo will be presiding only under the name Kosovo, without UNMIK acronym. He added that representatives of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo will not be participating at […]

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Kosovo Assembly approves on principle draft law on religious communities (RFE)

By   /  29/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo Assembly approved in principle draft law on religious freedoms in Kosovo. The new draft law is to replace the present one and recognizes six instead of previous five religious communities. Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said the legislation has been drafted in line with international conventions and the opinion of the Venice Commission. […]

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Haradinaj-Mogherini press conference gets cancelled (RTK/Koha/RFE)

By   /  17/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The media report that a scheduled joint press conference between Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, got cancelled at the last minute. While no official explanation behind the decision was made available, agenda issues are being mentioned as reason. Radio Free Europe […]

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Top Judge In EU’s Kosovar Mission Resigns Amid Allegations Of Wrongdoing (RFE)

By   /  17/11/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The top judge in the European Union mission that oversees Kosovo’s justice system has resigned and is under investigation for unspecified offenses, the EU mission said. http://bit.ly/2hHb7AX

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Igor Simic: Instead of responding, Thaci attacks the Serbian list (KIM radio)

By   /  16/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Serbian List MP Igor Simic says that it is regrettable that Hashim Thaci, instead of trying to respond to basic remarks of the Serb representatives, he and his associates, by attacking the Serbian list, only confirms that someone does not want to solve the problems of the Serbs, KIM radio reports. Igor Simic says, […]

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Ratification of demarcation heading towards failure (RFE, RTK)

By   /  15/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The government of Kosovo and PM Ramush Haradinaj do not withdraw from their pretentions to prove that the agreement on the border demarcation with Montenegro, signed in August 2015, was wrong. The government did not shake even after the “scolds” of the President Hashim Thaci, the European Union and lately, the U.S. Embassy in Pristina. […]

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