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President Thaci meets delegation of Egyptian community (Telegrafi)

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Kosovo President Hashim Thaci met today with a delegation of the Egyptian community led by MP Veton Berisha, congratulating the Egyptian community on the Egyptian Week and on June 24 – Egyptian National Day. “One of Kosovo’s biggest achievements is the integration of communities in society,” Thaci said. He also thanked members of the Egyptian […]

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Business chamber of Kosovo concerned with developments in the north (RTK)

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The chamber of doing business in Kosovo (OAK) issued a press release today expressing concern over the distribution of a document in the northern municipalities which calls on Serb citizens not to purchase any goods from Albanians. OAK calls on the Kosovo Government and institutions to take measures “against these actions which are damaging Kosovo […]

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Kosovo authorities deny claims of humanitarian crisis in the north (Express)

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Jetlir Zyberaj, advisor to Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli, denied today claims about a humanitarian crisis in the mainly Serb-inhabited northern part of Kosovo. “There has been no humanitarian crisis since 1999 when Serbian troops fled Kosovo and there will never be a humanitarian crisis. Kosovo will look after all its citizens. Kosovo Serbs are […]

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Demarcation as continuation of the idea for border changes (Radio Free Europe)

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The border demarcation between Kosovo and Serbia is lately mentioned as an idea that needs to be discussed in the process of dialogue between the two countries. The term ‘border correction’ seems softer compared to ideas for border correction, changes or exchange of territories. There are discussions and dilemmas nowadays in Kosovo when the border […]

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Marko Djuric and a Serbian minister to visit Kosovo on Friday (Lajmi)

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Marko Djuric, head of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo, and Serbia’s Minister of Education, Mladen Sarcevic, will visit Kosovo on Friday, the news website reports. A representative of Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Lajmi today that they have approved the visit requests by the Serbian officials. “These were standard requests. We have approved […]

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UNMIK Headlines 26 June

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• Haradinaj: Evidence that humanitarian crisis in the north is being staged (RTK)
• Pacolli: There is no crisis in the north (Epoka)
• Shala: Lack of food products, Serbia’s propaganda against tariff (RTK)
• Serbia starts implementing plan for a “humanitarian crisis” in the north (Zeri)
• Leaflet calling on Serbs not to buy products from Albanians (Kosovapress)
• Re-evaluation of visa liberalization requirements (Koha)
• Fajon: Lack of visa liberalization for Kosovo, injustice by EU (Zeri)
• Norwegian Foreign Minister: Dialogue to resume as soon as possible (Zeri)
• Government withdraws draft law on funding of political parties (media)
• Coalition of NGOs calls on MPs to adopt child protection act ASAP (Koha)

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Coalition of NGOs calls on MPs to adopt child protection act ASAP (Koha)

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The coalition of NGOs for child protection in Kosovo (KOMF) held a press conference in front of the Kosovo Assembly today calling on MPs to adopt the child protection act as soon as possible, the news website reports. The draft law has been initiated several years ago but has yet to be adopted by the […]

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Government withdraws draft law on funding of political parties (Koha)

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The news website reports that the Kosovo Government today withdrew the draft law on the funding of political parties. The decision comes after many reactions and protests by civil society organizations. Nataliya Apostolova, head of the EU Office in Kosovo, too had called for the draft law to be withdrawn.

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UNMIK Headlines 25 June

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• Thaci: Region can become unstable if agreement is not reached (media)
• Norwegian FM: Agreement with Serbia opens closed doors for Kosovo (Zeri)
• Thaci: Dialogue with Serbia to resume without conditions (RTK)
• Mustafa: Opposition should bring down PAN coalition (Bota Sot, Express)
• Serbia continues to invest in Kosovo, Hoxhaj calls on EU to react (media)
• Bahtiri: We will not allow humanitarian crisis in the north (Telegrafi)
• Kosovo Assembly adopts report on expulsion of Turkish nationals (media)
• U.S. Ambassador praises police work in fighting human trafficking (Indeksonline)

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Egyptian National Day marked, Kosovo leads in respect of minority rights (Indeksonline)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Egyptian National Day marked, Kosovo leads in respect of minority rights (Indeksonline)

The news website reports on a reception held today in Pristina on the occasion of the Egyptian National Day – July 24. At the reception it was said that Kosovo leads in the region in terms of respecting communities’ rights. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said despite the integration of the Egyptian community in the institutions, […]

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Serbia continues to invest in Kosovo, Hoxhaj calls on EU to react (Lajmi)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Serbia continues to invest in Kosovo, Hoxhaj calls on EU to react (Lajmi)

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj has reacted today against Serbia’s investments in mainly Serb-inhabited municipalities in Kosovo, the news website reports. Hoxhaj said that the European Union should condemn and block what he called Serbia’s destabilizing actions. “Serbia continuous colonization projects to change ethnic structure in north of Kosovo. These dangerous acts create tensions, […]

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Thaci: Region can become unstable if agreement is not reached (RTK/Indeksonline)

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Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said today in Pristina that it is in Kosovo’s national interest to reach a legally-binding agreement with Serbia that would include mutual recognition. Speaking at a conference on “Vox populi on the grand finale between Kosovo and Serbia” organized by Pristina-based RIDEA, Thaci said Kosovo wants to clarify its relation as […]

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