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UNMIK Headlines 19 April

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• Haradinaj reiterates: Agreement with Serbia in current borders (media)
• Thaci: I will request from Merkel and Macron visa liberalisation (Klan)
• “Dual sovereignty” idea rejected in Kosovo and Serbia (Koha Ditore)
• Scott: Comprehensive agreement should contain mutual recognition (RTK)
• O’Connell: Berlin meeting, important initiative (media)
• Djuric: No bilateral meeting with Pristina representatives in Berlin (Telegrafi)
• Veseli writes to internationals about Serbia’s ‘genocide’ (Kosova Sot)
• Haradinaj not afraid of possible early elections (media)
• Serbia’s ultimatum will not lift the tax (Zeri)
• “Specialist chambers to indict Thaci and Veseli” (Express)
• Elections in the north: Serbian List applies last minute (Zeri)
• Government allocates funds for extraordinary elections in the north (media)
• Kosovo pledges €20,000 for Notre-Dame renovation (media)
• EBRD confirms support for Kosovo (media)

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Burim Ramadani appointed national coordinator for NATO membership (media)

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Deputy Minister of the Kosovo Security Force Burim Ramadani has been appointed by the Government of Kosovo to the post of National Coordinator for NATO Integration and Membership.

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Op-ed: A new campaign for dividing Kosovo (Koha)

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Columnist Enver Robelli writes that the statement of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn that possible land swap between Kosovo and Serbia could be discussed ahead of the 29 April Berlin summit of Western Balkans leaders, is not ‘coincidental’. “Ahead of the summit called by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Hahn wants to dig out from the hole […]

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Haradinaj: Patriarch Irinej forgot to encourage Serbs to accept cooperation with Pristina (Klan)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj commented on the visit of the Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej to Kosovo. “In his spiritual message delivered during his visit in Republic of #Kosovo, Serbian #OrthodoxChurch Patriarch #Irinej forgot to encourage KS serbs [sic] to extend their hand in good faith and embrace the help & cooperation that […]

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Veseli: We will never forgive Serbia’s massacres (media)

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Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli paid tribute to the victims of Poklek village, on the twentieth anniversary of their killing and wrote on Facebook: “54 innocent people were killed and burnt in the cruelest way and the files of international justice to this day don’t include the name of Poklek, symbol of Serb genocide in […]

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UNMIK Headlines

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• Thaci: Vucic, difficult person to negotiate with (The Independent)
• Haradinaj: Those acting ‘unfairly’ towards Kosovo will be put to shame (media)
• Veseli: Political parties to come together to conclude agreement with Serbia (KP)
• Hoxhaj: I believe leaders will go with a joint position in Berlin (RTK)
• Serbia threatens with countermeasures (RTK)
• Analysts: Berlin meeting, opportunity for Kosovo and Serbia (RFE)
• EU reignites political ‘battle’ in Kosovo (Zeri)
• Serbia Sentences Ex-Officer to 15 Years for Kosovo Massacre (media)
• CEC appoints members of election municipal commissions (media)

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Haradinaj: Those acting ‘unfairly’ when Kosovo faces Serbia will be put to shame (media)

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Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said today in his birth-village of Gllogjan during a commemoration event for KLA fighters that Albanians are people of sacrifice and respect but will not allow someone offending their pride and deny their pain. “We are respectful people but a line should be crossed with us. Those who think they […]

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Veseli: We need to come together to conclude agreement with Serbia (Kosovapress)

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Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli said in a visit to Kacanik today that Kosovo’s political spectrum needs to come together to conclude an agreement with Serbia but added that territory of Kosovo is nonnegotiable. “I believe that we will come together, government and opposition, leave grudges aside and directly engage in concluding the issue with […]

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Deimel: Mogherini should not have supported secret Thaci-Vucic talks (DW)

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German-based Balkans analyst and deputy director of the Southeast Europe Association, Johanna Deimel, said in an interview with Deutsche Welle in Albanian that Germany is among the countries that have firmly opposed the border change idea as part of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia. “Exchange of territories is in violation to European fundamental values,” […]

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UNMIK Headlines 16 April

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• Merkel, Macron to come out with concrete proposal for Kosovo-Serbia agreement (Express)
• Haradinaj: Border correction idea wasted previous time (media)
• Thaci meets Tusk and Hahn, calls for visa liberalisation (media)
• Commissioner Hahn requests lifting of the trade tariff (Epoka)
• Kosovo “overturns” trade balance with Serbia (Zeri)
• Assembly sets up committee for sanctioning denial of crimes in Kosovo (Koha)
• U.S. Embassy: Denying atrocities insults victims, undermines progress (media)
• Hoxhaj: Serbia should accept responsibility for crimes in Kosovo (RTK)
• Hoti: We will not negotiate Kosovo’s statehood with Serbia (Klan Kosova)
• OSCE will have advisory role during elections in the North (Epoka)
• Kosovo leaders saddened by Paris fire (media)

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Haradinaj: Border correction idea wasted precious time (media)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said today that the discussion on border correction idea has wasted a lot of time for the EU and the Balkans. Attending a commemoration event in Lipjan municipality, Haradinaj was asked to comment on the statement of the EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn that he didn’t rule out the border […]

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My Europe: Merkel’s final battle takes place in the Balkans (Deutsche Welle)

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Bodo Weber, senior associate with the Berlin-based Democratization Policy Council, writes that the conflict between Kosovo and Serbia is putting at stake the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s foreign affairs legacy. Weber says that Germany opposes the border correction idea between Kosovo and Serbia as an “ill-fated alliance of two Balkan authoritarian leaders with the EU […]

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