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U.S. Embassy comments on media reports on “cutting off communication” with KSF minister (Lajmi)

By   /  16/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on U.S. Embassy comments on media reports on “cutting off communication” with KSF minister (Lajmi)

The news website reports that recently there have been reports in the media claiming that the U.S. have cut off all communication with Kosovo Security Force (KSF) Minister, Rrustem Berisha, and his deputy, Agim Ceku, over the indictment for the list of war veterans. Asked to comment on the reports, the U.S. Embassy told the […]

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Daci calls on MPs to return to assembly sessions (RTK)

By   /  15/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Daci calls on MPs to return to assembly sessions (RTK)

Nexhat Daci, President of the Kosovo Academy of Arts and Sciences and former President of the Kosovo Assembly, made numerous negative remarks toward internationals during the inauguration of his latest book in Pristina today, where President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj were also in attendance, the news website reports. Daci began his address […]

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“Russia doesn’t want any kind of agreement between Serbia and Kosovo” (RTK2/Koha)

By   /  15/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on “Russia doesn’t want any kind of agreement between Serbia and Kosovo” (RTK2/Koha)

Jelena Milic, head of the Belgrade-based Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS), said in an interview to RTK2 that Russia doesn’t want any kind of agreement between Serbia and Kosovo and that this is why Serbia is caught in a cross-fire. Commenting on the results of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s visit to Moscow, Milic said that […]

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Hoti: First elections, then dialogue with Serbia (Facebook, media)

By   /  15/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Hoti: First elections, then dialogue with Serbia (Facebook, media)

Avdullah Hoti, head of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) parliamentary group, argued today that Kosovo first needs to go to early general elections and then resume dialogue with Serbia. Hoti wrote in a Facebook post: “First elections, then dialogue – a project that produces institutional stability and avoids the geopolitical risks that threaten Kosovo. […]

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IMF calls for reclassification of war veterans (RTK)

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative in Kosovo, Ruud Vermeulen, told RTK today that there should be a reclassification of war veterans. He said initially €25 million were planned to cover the pensions of this category, for around 12,000-13,000 war veterans. “We have made some comments, including the ceiling of the expenditures and we […]

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LDK, Vetevendosje boycott today’s Assembly session (Indeksonline)

By   /  15/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on LDK, Vetevendosje boycott today’s Assembly session (Indeksonline)

The two biggest opposition parties, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and Vetevendosje (VV), will boycott today’s plenary session of the Kosovo Assembly, the news website reports. LDK MP Armend Zemaj confirmed the news to Indeksonline, adding that LDK MPs will not attend assembly sessions, except for the session on Thursday that will discuss the […]

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UNMIK Headlines 15 October

By   /  15/10/2018  /  UNMIK Media Reports  /  Comments Off on UNMIK Headlines 15 October

• Thaci and Vucic expected to meet on November 11 in Paris (Danas, RTK)
• Ambassador Citaku reacts to Serbian media propaganda (Facebook, RTK)
• Pacolli: Serbia is spreading fake news (Facebook, RTK)
• LDK seeks allies in ruling coalition to bring down government (Kosova Sot)
• Hoxha: We are requesting visa decision be taken this year (Zeri/EO)
• Over 120 draft laws await approval by “lazy” MPs (Koha)
• Assembly presidency to decide date for KSF transformation bill debate (Zeri)
• Ramadani: Kosovo has U.S. support on KSF transitioning process (RTK)
• Pacolli: Special ceremony for reopening of Mitrovica bridge (Zeri/Klan)
• U.S. counterterrorism official to visit Kosovo (RTK)

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Mustafa: LDK won’t cooperate with ruling coalition on dialogue with Serbia (media)

By   /  12/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Mustafa: LDK won’t cooperate with ruling coalition on dialogue with Serbia (media)

Isa Mustafa, leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), said today that his party will not cooperate with the ruling coalition on dialogue with Serbia, because they don’t trust them. Mustafa wrote in a Facebook post: “Cooperation on dialogue with Serbia cannot be made by accusing the LDK that it is fighting for power […]

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Let Serbia and Kosovo define their own peace (The Washington Post)

By   /  12/10/2018  /  International  /  Comments Off on Let Serbia and Kosovo define their own peace (The Washington Post)

Serbia and Kosovo have been talking about a grand bargain to defuse lingering ethnic conflicts. Critics have been quick to weigh in. Some argue that the risks are simply too substantial for the international community to entertain the idea of “border adjustments,” or territorial exchanges, involving Serb-populated territories in northern Kosovo and Albanian-populated territories in […]

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Gabriel: Kosovo has met visa liberalization requirements (media)

By   /  12/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Gabriel: Kosovo has met visa liberalization requirements (media)

The EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, said today in Pristina that Kosovo has met all the requirements for visa liberalization. “Kosovo has worked hard to get visa liberalization and we can congratulate on this. It is important to continue dialogue with all countries in order to have a decision as soon […]

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UNMIK Headlines 12 October

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• Thaci: Macron strongly supports dialogue, possible border correction (TVSH)
• Pacolli: Macron said there can be no open conflict in the Balkans (Klan Kosova)
• No consensus on platform for dialogue (Koha)
• Assembly Speaker Veseli meets Quint ambassadors (social media)
• Veseli: We request recognition from the agreement with Serbia (Klan)
• Phillips: Border correction undermines Kosovo sovereignty (Zeri)
• David Philips resigns, doesn’t want to be part of Kosovo’s partition (Koha)
• Hoxhaj discusses visa liberalisation with Dutch officials (Bota S./social media)
• Kosovo becomes associated member of OIF (dailies)
• “World Bank statements, no impact on Kosova e Re project” (Koha)

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Veseli: We had a very constructive meeting (media)

By   /  11/10/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Veseli: We had a very constructive meeting (media)

Kosovo Assembly President, Kadri Veseli, said he had a very good meeting with the Social Democratic Party of Kosovo (PSD) and Alternativa, on the government’s resolution for dialogue with Serbia. “We had a very constructive meeting. Since May, I have tried to call the parties to these joint meetings. Kosovo must speak with one voice […]

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