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Kosovo Government congratulates citizens on creation of army (media)

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The government of Kosovo issued a statement following Assembly’s vote to form an army congratulating the citizens of Kosovo and expressing gratitude for NATO, KFOR, the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and all other countries that served for peace in Kosovo. The government said the Law on the Kosovo Security Force defines the […]

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Finland congratulates Kosovo on army (Zeri)

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“The Finnish Embassy congratulates Kosovo for the adoption of three laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force. We encourage Kosovo institutions to continue cooperation with NATO allies and other partners as well as efforts in achieving normalization of relations with Serbia. Dialogue and building trust among communities are vital for the regional […]

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Assembly votes to create Kosovo Army (media)

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Kosovo Assembly MPs approved today the legislation package transforming the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a military force, media report. Koha notes that in a rare show of unity, Assembly of Kosovo Assembly approved the three draft laws giving KSF additional powers and transforming KSF Ministry into a Ministry of Defence.  Zeri writes that with […]

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EU reacts to the creation of Kosovo army (Kallxo)

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European Union has issued a statement following Kosovo Assembly’s adoption of laws giving the Kosovo Security Force additional powers. “The Kosovo Assembly adopted today a legislation on the Kosovo Security Force. Like NATO, the European Union continues to share the view that the mandate of the KSF should only be changed through an inclusive and […]

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Kosovo Parliament Votes to Create an Army, Defying Serbia and NATO (NYT)

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Kosovo’s Parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army from its security forces, a move fiercely opposed by NATO and neighboring Serbia, which said it would threaten peace in the war-scarred Balkan region. All 107 lawmakers present in the 120-seat Parliament voted in favor of passing three draft laws to turn the 4,000-member […]

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Kosovo legislature approves creation of national army (DW)

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Serbia opposed the move, accusing Pristina of “beating war drums.” The law would create a new department of defense and convert the Kosovo Security Force into an army. The US pushed for the move, but NATO reacted warily. https://bit.ly/2SODcmJ

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Mustafa: Kosovo army to serve peace, security and stability (Telegrafi)

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Leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) Isa Mustafa congratulated the people of Kosovo on the creation of the army saying his party has continuously supported the advancement of the Kosovo Security Force. “The Democratic League of Kosovo was committed to ensuring this process be in cooperation with the U.S., NATO, EU and other […]

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Kosovo approves new army despite Serb opposition, NATO criticism (Reuters)

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Kosovo’s parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia’s premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade. The move, coming 20 years after Kosovo Albanians’ uprising against Serbian rule and a decade after independence, was lauded as “historic” by the United States but NATO criticized it as […]

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Kurti: Army is Kosovo’s victory (Kosovapress)

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Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti said creation of Kosovo army is a victory for every person that has made sacrifices, especially the martyrs who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Kurti said that over 70 amendments contained in the three draft laws for transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army have been proposed […]

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Statement from U.S. Embassy on Kosovo Army (media)

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The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo has issued a statement following Kosovo Assembly’s vote today on the creation of army reaffirming support to “gradual transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo’s sovereign right.” The laws approved today, according to the U.S. Embassy do not bring any […]

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Lawmakers In Kosovo Set To Vote On Creation Of Full Army (RFE)

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Lawmakers in Kosovo will vote on December 14 on whether to create a full-fledged army, a move that has inflamed tensions with its former wartime foe Serbia. https://bit.ly/2S0tjST

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Haradinaj: Minutes away from creation of Kosovo army (Zeri)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo army will always be in protecting lives, dignity and integrity of the people. In a Facebook post before the Assembly session is due to vote on the KSF transformation bills, Haradinaj wrote on Facebook: “Few minutes away from the historic decision for creation of Kosovo Army. Today, […]

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