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Kosovo-Serbia status remains biggest challenge in Balkans – EU envoy (EURACTIV)

By   /  06/06/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Normalising relations between Kosovo and Serbia is “the most complicated process in the Balkans at the moment”, according to the head of the EU’s office in Pristina. But both sides need steady encouragement from the international community to reach a final solution and progress towards EU membership.  Kosovo, one of the six Western Balkan states […]

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UNMIK Headlines 20 March

By   /  20/03/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Mustafa will not submit law on army without NATO and US consent (Koha)
• President Thaci insists on the army (Epoka)
• Thaci insists army to be formed in cooperation with internationals (Koha)
• Thaci: Internationals can convince Belgrade in 5 minutes (Epoka)
• Liberalization after demarcation and fight against corruption (Koha)
• Hoxhaj indicates new recognitions in New York (Koha)
• Vucic admits he cannot go to Kosovo without Pristina’s permission (Epoka)
• Recica: Dialogue suspended due to Serbia’s destructive actions (Epoka)
• Kosovo bus attacked in Serbia (Koha/Lajmi)
• Albanian and Serb doctors to meet in Mitrovica today (Telegrafi)

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“Demarcation should not be obstacle to visa liberalisation” (Koha)

By   /  17/11/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Slobodan Vujicic, head of the Association of Montenegrins in Kosovo, through a press statement said that Montenegro and Kosovo can make necessary adjustments to the agreement on border demarcation, adding that demarcation should not be an obstacle to process of visa liberalisation for Kosovo. “The good neighborly relations between Kosovo and Montenegro are at the highest […]

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Veseli: EU unfairly keeps Kosovo citizens isolated (RTKLive)

By   /  08/11/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo Assembly President Kadri Veseli, met today with Croatia’s Ambassador to Kosovo, Marija Kapitanovic, with who he discussed the excellent relations between Kosovo and Croatia. Veseli and Kapitanovic also discussed the steps being undertaken by Kosovo in the path of European integration, with particular emphasis on the process of visa liberalisation for Kosovo citizens. Veseli […]

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Headlines 27 August

By   /  27/08/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Thaci: Bomb attacks touch the red line of terrorism (Zeri)
• Selimi: Members of state committee are Kosovo’s enemies (Indeksonline)
• “MPs in favor of demarcation will be remembered and treated as traitors” (media)
• Dacic to UN chief: UNMIK should remain in Kosovo (media)

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Thaci: Visa recommendation is not a present, it was deserved (RTKlive)

By   /  17/05/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

During his visit to Kosovo, the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, met also with the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, and said during this meeting that there is still work to be done on the rule of law. Thaçi on the other hand stressed that Kosovo’s vision and goal is the European perspective. “I […]

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Hahn thanks opposition for the contribution to integration process (lajmi.net)

By   /  17/05/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

During the last session of the parliamentary Commission for the Stabilization Association Agreement, Johannes Hahn said that the SAA is a historical step and marks contractual relations with the European Union. However, according to him, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary remain a challenge. “The SAA will raise standards and this […]

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Lunacek Urges Kosovo to Ratify Montenegro Deal (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/05/2016  /  International  /  No Comments

With a football in her hands, the Vice President of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek, congratulated Kosovo on its admission into FIFA and UEFA, football’s main international bodies, before going to say that now it’s up to Kosovo if it wishes to secure visa liberalisation with the EU. “When it comes to the next positive thing, […]

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UNMIK Headlines 17 May

By   /  17/05/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• SRSG Tanin explains why UNMIK needs to remain in Kosovo (Insajderi)
• Citaku at UNSC: Do not compare us to ISIS (dailies)
• Hahn brings together government and opposition leaders (Koha)
• EU insists on rule of law in Kosovo (Koha)
• Lunacek not sure when Kosovo will get visa liberalization (Kosova Sot)
• Thaci: Commission for establishing Association/Community (Kosova Sot)
• Fajon: Kosovo will win in the European Parliament (Zeri/Kosovapress)
• PDK, AAK prepare for post-election coalition (Zeri)
• Mustafa: SAA entering into force, a new development chapter (Epoka)
• Prime Minister Mustafa criticizes Maric (Lajmi)

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Border demarcation would not have to be related to visas (Koha Ditore)

By   /  16/05/2016  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

Augustin Palokaj writes in his weekly column for the paper that while the news of visa liberalization for Kosovo is good, it should be received with caution as it is difficult to give an exact estimate of when the visa regime will actually be lifted. According to Palokaj, on one hand, there is no predictability […]

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UNMIK Headlines 16 May

By   /  16/05/2016  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• UN chief concerned over slow implementation of Brussels agreements (media)
• Russia calls for police capacities for UNMIK for special court (Koha)
• UNMIK asked to assist in issuing international arrest warrants (Tribuna)
• Mustafa: Inclusiveness in dialogue (Epoka e Re)
• “Demarcation with Serbia, in third round of talks” (Gazeta Blic)
• Opposition to return to Assembly for demarcation (Zeri)
• Murati: Demarcation should be send to international arbitration (Koha)
• Sporadic protests don’t frighten the government (Zeri)
• Court of Appeals confirms Limaj’s innocence in Klecka case (dailies)
• Decan residents address Court over disputed property (Kosova Sot)

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Mustafa: We must ratify the border demarcation agreement (Kosovapress)

By   /  13/05/2016  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, said today that the fight against corruption and ratification of the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro, are two conditions that Kosovo needs to meet in order to get visa liberalization. “I want to thank the Assembly because we have stepped up certain processes to meet the criteria. The European Commission […]

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