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KLA veterans’ associations launch petition against specialist chambers (Telegrafi)

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

Head of the Kosovo Liberation Army War Veterans’ Association, Hysni Gucati, said in a press conference that they consider the specialist chambers to be a biased institution and that it needs to try all those that have committed crimes, including Serbs. Gucati said they have decided to launch a petition against the specialist chambers to […]

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CEC certifies election results in 12 municipalities (Telegrafi)

By   /  07/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media, Priority Article  /  No Comments

The Central Election Commission has certified runoff election results for the municipalities of Gjakova/Djakovica, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Dragash/Dragas, Kaçanik/Kacanik, Kamenicë/Kamenica, Mitrovica, Obiliq/Obilic, Podujevë/Podujevo, Shtime/Stimlje, Suharekë/Suva Reka, Vushtrri/Vucitrn and Malishevë/Malisevo, and certified the revote results for the municipality of Partesh/Partes. The CEC also announced the final results for the mayoral elections in the municipality of Kllokot/Klokot. Results for […]

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KSF troops to help relief efforts in Albania (Telegrafi)

By   /  06/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The government of Kosovo has approved the request to send Kosovo Security Force troops to assist in relief efforts in the flood-affected areas in Albania. KSF Deputy Minister, Brahim Mehmetaj, said the request for assistance came from the Embassy of Albania. He said the government would have to approve the request while the President of […]

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LDK and AAK both to appeal against Istog election ruling (Telegrafi)

By   /  30/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, said in a press conference that the decision of the Election Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) for a revote in the municipality of Istog is not what the party requested when it appealed against the mayoral results that showed the candidate of the Alliance […]

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ECAP rules on revote in Istog municipality (Telegrafi)

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

The Election Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) has approved the request by the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) to annul results of runoff mayoral elections in the municipality of Istog. Head of ECAP, Mule Desku, confirmed the decision and said that the Central Election Commission is now tasked to organise a revote in the municipality. […]

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Daka: Final runoff election result to be announced on Wednesday (Telegrafi)

By   /  27/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), Valdete Daka, said that they will not be announcing final results of the second round of mayoral voting today but rather on Wednesday. “Final results for all municipalities will be announced Wednesday morning,” Daka said adding that the timing is linked to possible complaints that political parties may […]

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Police: We have not received arrest warrant for MPs (Telegrafi)

By   /  23/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Basic Court in Pristina has issued on Wednesday an arrest warrant for three Vetevendosje MPs, Albin Kurti, Donika Kadaj-Bujupi and Albulena Haxhiu. Judge ordered their arresting and detention measures due to their absence from the court session with regards to throwing tear gas at the Assembly. However, Kosovo Police has not received the Court’s […]

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Gender equality overshadowed in local elections (RTK/Telegrafi)

By   /  14/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

RTK and Telegrafi both carry a statement issued by the Prizren-based initiative for women’s rights, FEMaktiv, saying that gender equality was overshadowed in local elections while the entire campaign was dominated by men. “In 2013 local elections only 9 of 224 mayoral candidates were women. In 2017 elections, only 8 of 204 candidates were women. […]

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Supreme Court refuses Serbian List appeal on Partesh/Partes revote decision (Telegrafi)

By   /  07/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Supreme Court has refused the appeal from the Serbian List against the decision of the Election Complaints and Elections Panel (ECAP) to repeat local elections in the municipality of Partesh/Partes. Supreme Court spokesperson, Antigona Uka-Lutfiu, said the Serbian List’s request for annulment of ECAP decision has been rejected. Meanwhile, officials from the Central Election […]

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Thaci pledges institutional support for victims of sexual violence (Telegrafi)

By   /  03/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, met a group of activists for the rights of victims of sexual violence during conflict, headed by Feride Rushiti, director of the Kosovo Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims. In the meeting, Thaci expressed appreciation to the activists for their tireless efforts over almost two decades saying that “thanks to […]

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FYROM MIA condemns burning of flags in Kosovo (Telegrafi)

By   /  03/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), has condemned last night’s incidents where the flags of this country were burned in Gjilan and Peja, Kosovo, as a sign of protest to the verdict for the accused of the “Kumanovo Group.” “MIA expresses concern and condemns last night’s burning of […]

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Pacolli: No information on withdrawal of recognition by Suriname (Telegrafi)

By   /  02/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Principal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, said that diplomatic representations have not received any official information on withdrawal of the recognition of Kosovo by Suriname. He however did not exclude this possibility. “So far, we do not have any sign that this state has withdrawn its recognition, which is […]

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