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Draft law on Kosovo government expected to reduce number of ministries (RTK)

By   /  15/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Draft law on Kosovo government expected to reduce number of ministries (RTK)

The draft law on the government of Kosovo reducing the number of current ministries is expected to be prepared by March, said chairman of the commission in charge of preparing draft law on government, Besnik Tahiri. Tahiri said the commission focused its work on two key aspects: lowering the number of ministries and comparing Kosovo’s […]

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Kosovo leaders commemorate Recak massacre (media)

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On the twentieth anniversary of the Recak massacre, Kosovo leaders have been paying tribute to the 45 Albanian civilians killed by Serbian forces. Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said the event marked a turning point in Kosovo’s fight for freedom. “Two decades ago, a vicious act shook the feelings of democratic world and mobilized […]

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UNMIK Headlines 15 January

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• For U.S., end goal of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue is mutual recognition (Koha)
• U.S. seeks suspension of import tax, warns of consequences (Klan Kosova)
• Arifi: There is no ultimatum from U.S. on tax (Express)
• Haradinaj hints at toning down position on import tax (Koha/RTK)
• Because of tax, Haradinaj faces troubles in obtaining U.S. visa (Al Jazeera/Koha)
• Thaci: No one should hesitate to take responsibility for dialogue (RTK)
• Negotiating team: Kosovo will not make serious compromises in Brussels (Epoka)
• Ahmeti: No taboo topics in dialogue with Serbia (media)
• Limaj: Kosovo interested to reach comprehensive agreement (RTK)
• “LDK on the verge of joining Haradinaj’s government” (Kosova Sot)
• Mustafa, first suspect to be interviewed by Specialist Chambers (Koha)
• Tahiri: Financial aid only for persons indicted by Specialist Chambers (Telegrafi)
• KLA Association: Special Court, discriminating (RTK)
• Vagueness about resignations of northern mayors continues (Epoka)
• Pacolli supports Bahtiri on his initiative to unite Mitrovica (Express)
• GLPS: Border change discussion undermines Kosovo statehood (media)

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Ahmeti pledges transparency in dialogue with Serbia (media)

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Shpend Ahmeti, co-chair of the Kosovo’s negotiating team for dialogue with Serbia, said today after a meeting with Kosovo leaders, Assembly President Kadri Veseli and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, that they now have clearer objectives following the 8 January meeting in Brussels and that there is no more technical dialogue with Belgrade. “There is full […]

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U.S. seeks immediate suspension of import tax, warns of consequences (Klan Kosova)

By   /  14/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on U.S. seeks immediate suspension of import tax, warns of consequences (Klan Kosova)

Klan Kosova is reporting that the U.S. National Security Council and the State Department have worded out their position on current developments in Kosovo, namely with regards to the import tax Kosovo government has imposed on products from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The position of the U.S. administration has been presented in the form […]

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30-day detention for man suspected of threatening PM Haradinaj (media)

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The Basic Court in Pristina has issued a thirty-day detention measure to a man suspected of threatening Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj. The defendant whom the media identify by his initials will be tried on terrorism charges. Kallxo quotes the defendant as saying before the court today that the comments he made on social […]

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Haradinaj declares 2019 year of economic development (Koha/Klan Kosova)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said today at the meeting of the National Council for Economic Development that economy be a focus of Kosovo’s government in the new year. “The previous year was more focused on legal infrastructure, rule and law. This year will be of economy and we will seriously address economic issues,” […]

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Former PDK MP, Bahri Hyseni, elected head of Kosovo Prosecutorial Council (media)

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Online media report that Bahri Hyseni, former Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) MP, has been elected chairman of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council with ten votes in favour and none against. Upon election, Hyseni said he possesses all necessary qualifications for the job and that he would work to ensure efficiency, transparency and accountability of the […]

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Haradinaj: Government will not lift import tariffs (media)

By   /  31/12/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Haradinaj: Government will not lift import tariffs (media)

In his end-of-year press conference, Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said his government will not retract decision on imposing 100-percent import tariff on Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He said the measures will remain in force for so long as “Serbia continues to behave like a mini Russia in the Balkans.” “Kosovo is facing […]

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Haradinaj: Germany, great supporter of Kosovo (RTK)

By   /  31/12/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Haradinaj: Germany, great supporter of Kosovo (RTK)

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said today at a ceremony organised by German KFOR troops in Prizren that Germany is one of the greatest supporters of Kosovo. “Our goal is to come to a day when we won’t only absorb from you but jointly work on all fields of life and you can count […]

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Veseli pledges to support amendment of law on KLA veterans (Koha)

By   /  31/12/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Veseli pledges to support amendment of law on KLA veterans (Koha)

In a meeting today with representatives of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) associations, Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli pledged to undertake steps to amend the law on KLA veterans. Representatives of KLA associations requested Veseli to support changing the current law which prevents families of KLA martyrs, veterans and missing persons to receive pensions.

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President Thaci signs laws on Kosovo army (media)

By   /  28/12/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on President Thaci signs laws on Kosovo army (media)

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci signed in a solemn ceremony today three draft laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force into army.  Thaci signed the laws in the presence of KSF Commander, Lieutenant General Rrahman Rama and other KSF members and said on the occasion: “I would like to thank international supporters, the U.S. […]

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