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Viets: Government should be stable, many challenges await Kosovo (Zeri)

By   /  18/07/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

The German Ambassador in Kosovo, Angelika Viets, says that internationals do not want to get involved on creation of the new government. She says however that they only want to remind Kosovo politicians to resolve this matter with great responsibility, being that Kosovo has major problems, which are at the same time major challenges. On […]

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UNMIK Headlines 12 July

By   /  12/07/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

“Haradinaj received support from non-Serb communities” (Zeri)
Elections of PAN candidate for Assembly President, not certain (Koha)
International officials in Kosovo begin meeting political leaders (Koha Ditore)
PDK’s Haxhiu: PAN has so far 63 votes (Koha)
Kusari-Lila: New government by Vetevendosje and LAA (Klan Kosova)
Kurti speaks about plans to form government with LDK (Bota Sot)
Hahn: New government to tackle corruption and demarcation (Epoka)
EU to gather today Western Balkans Prime Ministers in Italy (Epoka) 

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UNMIK Headlines 10 July

By   /  10/07/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Haradinaj to try to form government through individual MPs (Koha Ditore)
• Kosovo at a crossroad (Zeri)
• Apostolova: Leaders to form a strong government to tackle reforms (Zeri)
• Brnabic: Serbia to talk to anyone who represents Kosovo (RTK)
• Veseli, PAN’s candidate for Assembly Speaker (Zeri)
• Negotiations for creation of new government start (Epoka e Re)

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UNMIK Headlines 6 July

By   /  06/07/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Arrests made in connection to police officers’ killing in 2004 (dailies)
Kocijancic: EU has no preferences over who forms government (RTK)
PAN has not yet decided on candidate for Assembly speaker’s post (Zeri)
Abdixhiku: Cooperation with PDK, the biggest sin (Klan Kosova)
Bahtiri: AKR would support Kurti for prime minister (Koha)
Deda calls on AAK and NISMA to join LAA and Vetevendosje (Rrokum TV)
Yee: Western Balkans far from EU integration (Zeri)
Serbia complains to U.S. over Kosovo army (Kosova Sot) 

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UNMIK Headlines 4 July

By   /  04/07/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• Thaci and Vucic speak of a new stage in dialogue (dailies)
• Analysts: Thaci using dialogue to promote himself (Koha Ditore)
• Supreme Court acquits Lushtaku of war crimes charges (dailies)
• AAK responds to Mustafa’s invitation for coalition (Epoka e Re)
• Osmani: Neither coalition nor discussions with PDK (Tribuna Channel)
• CEC orders partial recount of 117 ballot boxes (Koha Ditore)
• Tahiri: Association after removal of parallel structures (RTK)
• Russia requests Kosovo to give up creation of army (Lajmi)
• Youth convicted for putting up IS flag in Pristina (Zeri)

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NISMA’s Sherifi: Thaci heading to Brussels dialogue without Assembly’s consent (Zeri)

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

Initiative for Kosovo (NISMA) secretary, Bilall Sherifi, criticized the decision of Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to meet Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels. In a Facebook post, Sherifi said Brussels dialogue should be preceded by an internal government-opposition dialogue in Kosovo which would result in “a national consensus” on the future course of action. Sherifi […]

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Kosovo’s new assembly composition as “family affair” (B92, Zëri)

By   /  29/06/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

A specific feature of the new Kosovo parliament is that party leaders have made sure to also bring in their family members. Pristina-based Albanian language newspaper Zeri is reporting this, adding that brothers Daut and Ramush Haradinaj are both now members of the Assembly in Pristina – with the latter being one of the candidates […]

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UNMIK Headlines 23 June

By   /  23/06/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

Daka believes certification of elections will conclude this month (Express)
Quint wants a government with stable majority (Zeri)
Main Kosovo parties refuse to give speaker’s post to Serbian List (Zeri)
Mogherini and Hahn write to Hoxhaj (Epoka)
Trump with first decision on Balkans: extends “black list” (Bota)
Northern municipalities still not integrated into Kosovo system (Koha Ditore)

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PAN and Vetevendosje: No need for all-inclusive government (Zeri)

By   /  22/06/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Pal Lekaj, outgoing MP from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), assessed that 11 June elections have shown who the winner and who the loser is. “These elections have shown who the winner is and the winner, in consultation with all relevant factors, will create the government, which will give right solution to […]

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UNMIK Headlines 19 June

By   /  19/06/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

LDK and PDK could opt to remain in opposition (Koha Ditore)
Haradinaj facing a painful compromise (Zeri)
Kurti: Kosovo cannot be given away in exchange for posts (Zeri)
Pacolli against any blockade (Gazeta Express)
Diplomats want a government with democratic legitimacy (Koha)
EU expects Kosovo to resume dialogue with Serbia (Koha Ditore)
Djuric: Serbian List wants leading posts in Kosovo (RTK)

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Hasani: Mandate for forming new government to go to PAN first (Zeri)

By   /  14/06/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Former president of the Constitutional Court, Enver Hasani, said in an interview to Zeri that the first attempt at forming a new government should be given to the coalition between the Democratic Party of Kosovo, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, Initiative for Kosovo coalition, PAN, as the entity that has won the most […]

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UNMIK Headlines 13 June

By   /  13/06/2017  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  No Comments

• LDK, crucial for new government (Zeri)
• Big parties lose support in their traditional strongholds (Zeri/Koha)
• PAN enters post-election silence period (Koha Ditore)
• LDK-AKR-Alternativa vow not to cooperate with PAN (Koha)
• U.S. Embassy: Work on forming new government must begin (Zeri)
• Hahn: Hope it will not take months to establish new government (Epoka)
• Lunacek urges Kosovo to form new government swiftly (Kosova Sot)
• Serwer: LDK the biggest loser of elections (Lajmi)
• Deutsche Welle’s op-ed: Nationalism wins in Kosovo elections (Lajmi)

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