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UNMIK Headlines 24 March

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“Thaci tones down Kosovo army rhetoric” (Koha Ditore)
Engel: U.S. should support creation of Kosovo’s army (Epoka e Re)
“Association, compromise for army and border demarcation” (Zeri)
Vucic: Pristina and Bosnia are playing with stability of the region (Lajmi)
Haradinaj: Process against me is a political game (RTK)
Forensic teams recover human remains from Prizren cemetery (RTK/RFE)
Hoca e Madhe/Velika Hoca residents prevent Serb election rally (Klan Kosova)

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UNMIK Headlines 23 March

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• Thaci meets U.S. Ambassador, does not change position on army (RTK)
• FM Hoxhaj meets U.S. Secretary Tillerson (Epoka e Re)
• U.S. and NATO discuss Kosovo (Zeri/Bota Sot)
• Simic: Serbian election polls to open on Kosovo territory (Kosova Sot/Zeri)
• O’Connell: I would not vote for a party which supported criminals (Epoka)
• Special prosecution opens investigation against Minister Zharku (Zeri)

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Thaci “ashamed over burning of several houses, churches” (B92, Tanjug)

By   /  17/03/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

On the eve of the anniversary of the start of mass riots in Kosovo targeting Serbs, Hashim Thaci claimed that he “felt ashamed” because of those events. “Then, in 2004, what least should have happened, happened to Kosovo. Something happened that led to Kosovo embarrassing itself,” said Thaci, who is now Kosovo’s president, and added: […]

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Rama: KSF supports draft law on army (RTK)

By   /  17/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Commander of the Kosovo Security Force, Rrahman Rama, stated that KSF agrees completely and supports the adoption of the draft law on Kosovo Security Force. Rama made these comments during the lecture “KSF role, duties, current statute, operational capacities, training, bilateral cooperation and planning for the future” held at Iliria College. He said that […]

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Lunacek opposes Kosovo Assembly resolution for suspending talks with Serbia (RTK)

By   /  10/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

European Parliament Vice President, Ulrike Lunacek, reacted to the resolution of the Kosovo Assembly calling for suspension of dialogue with Belgrade by saying both parties need to resume talks. “Belgrade and Pristina must get back to the negotiating table and continue dialogue process. Serbia needs to withdraw its outdated international arrest warrant against Ramush Haradinaj,” […]

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Headlines 10 March

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Procedures bypassed in KSF transformation bill (Koha Ditore)
Veseli: Army will be created within a few days (RTK)
NATO to “block” KSF (Zëri)
“NATO Secretary’s statement on Kosovo army, slip of the tongue” (Telegrafi)
EU: Suspending dialogue against spirit of normalization of relations (Koha)
Serbia “surprised” by Kosovo Assembly’s resolution (Koha)
Prosecution charges municipal official for ethnic intolerance (Koha)
“Serbs want unification with Serbia” (Zëri)

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Headlines 9 March

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• Despite reproaches, Thaci doesn’t backtrack on KSF initiative (dailies)
• Selimi: Vetevendosje supports change of KSF mission (Klan Kosova)
• Lekaj: There is no state without an army, let us move forward (Lajmi)
• Simic: We will use all political means to oppose Kosovo army (Koha)
• Tahiri: We will not discuss Kosovo’s airspace with Serbia (RTK)
• Border demarcation could be sent to Assembly in two weeks’ time (Koha)
• AAK: Report on Kosovo’s territory, collection of fairytales (Klan Kosova)

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Veseli: KSF main partner in Kosovo for KFOR (RTK)

By   /  08/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

President of the Kosovo Assembly, Kadri Veseli, told Kosovo Security Force (KSF) cadets at the “Adem Jashari” barracks today that he called for a meeting to discuss Kosovo entering an important process of KSF transformation into an army. “You have created the possibility of Kosovo facing a historic decision,” Veseli told the cadets. He said […]

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Headlines 8 March

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KSF transformation without international go-ahead (Koha Ditore)
Mustafa: Minister Demolli is not against KSF transformation (Epoka e Re)
Veseli: KSF without competition in the region (RTK)
“Mattis gave a strong message, Kosovo should have its army” (Epoka)
Vucic and Thaci discuss Mogherini’s visit over the phone (Zeri)
Tahiri: Blocking energy transmission lines could destabilize the region (Koha)
“AAK would approve demarcation after reading report” (Lajmi)
Albanian President Nishani visits Presheve/Presevo Valley (dailies)

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Students demand Ramush Haradinaj’s relase in front of French Embassy (RTK)

By   /  07/03/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The “Students’ Democracy” organization held today a symbolic action in front of the French Embassy, seeking release of the former KLA commander, Ramush Haradinaj. They revealed posters of Vojislav Seselj, accused for war crimes. Head of the Organization “Students’ Democracy” Mexhit Ramusa, said that they are there to request release of the former KLA commander, […]

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Headlines 6 March

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• Thaci promises creation of army through changes to KSF law (Koha Ditore)
• Mustafa: No sense to continue opposing border demarcation (Telegrafi)
• Opposition does not change position after Mogherini’s mesage (Zeri)
• Mogherini to report today about her visit to Balkans (RTK)
• Vetevendosje does not exclude teargas and protests against demarcation (Lajmi)
• State Department report highlights corruption and Assembly violence (Koha)

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Headlines 3 March

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• Mustafa: Dialogue format to be decided together with Thaci and Veseli (RTK)
• Thaci: Without demarcation, we remain without visas for years (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj: The country should go for new elections, even in my absence (Klan Kosova)
• Vetevendosje supports protest for Haradinaj (Koha)
• War veterans to protest on Monday in front of the Assembly of Kosovo (Epoka)

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