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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, March 16

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Four more affected with COVID-19, 13 patients in total (RTK)
Government new measures against coronavirus (media)
Health Minister calls on PM to declare state of emergency (media)
Kosovo govt declares state of emergency for public health (media)
Kurti to people: Once I called you to protest, now it is brave to stay home (media)
PM Kurti thanks MPs for adopting budget (Koha)
Osmani: We passed budget, avoiding govt shutdown (media)
EU Special Representative welcomes budget adoption (media)
PDK’s Krasniqi replies to Apostolova on budget (media)
Kosovo Assembly adopts resolution on dialogue (media)
Opposition leader criticizes resolution on dialogue (media)
Hoti: Tariff must be lifted fully and immediately (media)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 13, 2020

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, February 13, 2020

Albanian Language Media:

• Pompeo writes to Kurti: Lift the tariff for Kosovo and Serbia dialogue to resume (Express)
• Albin Kurti defers a bit to Thaci: Invites him for consultation (Express)
• Thaci travels to Germany to participate at Munich Security Conference (RTK)
• Kurti nominates Jusuf Thaci as Deputy Minister for education (RTK)
• Swiss president congratulates Kurti on election (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Dacic: Compromise is our greatest concession towards Kosovo (Danas)
• “Moscow will find a solution if Belgrade calls on Russia” (Sputnik, B92)
• Carpenter: No progress on Kosovo issue before elections in Serbia (VoA, N1)
• Brnabic: The situation is unstable; Vucic was forced to react promptly (B92)
• Djuric discussed with Falconi security situation in Kosovo (Radio KIM)
• Returnee interviewed by Special Prosecutor’s Office, denied being arrested (KoSSev, Kosovo-online)
• Serbian media: Another country to withdraw recognition of Kosovo (B92, Sputnik)

Opinion:

• Why 2019 was Year Kosovo will Want to Forget (Balkan Insight)

International:

• Kosovo’s new PM, cabinet accept halving of their salaries (Reuters)
• Kurti’s Ambitious Promises Will Test Kosovo Govt’s Resolve (Balkan Insight)
• Kosovo Detains Serb Ex-Policeman as War Crime Witness (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, October 17, 2019

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Albanian Language Media:

• Haziri: Whoever has a vote more will lead the government (media)
• CEC decides on vote recount in additional 530 polling stations (Telegrafi)
• Prosecution receives Dehari’s results from Switzerland (Express)
• Kurti meets in London British MPs (media)
• Specialist Chambers invite former KLA superior from Llapi Operative zone (Express)
• Kosovo’s outgoing Justice Minister says he got death threats last December (Lajmi)
• Vetevendosje movement files a complaint at ECAP (media)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic met Lajcak in Belgrade today (B92)
• Ashton: We did not ask Belgrade and Pristina to cross red lines (RTS, Tanjug)
• Kosovo prosecution continues investigation of alleged poisoning (RTS)
• Dacic: The hypocritical response of the British Embassy (Tanjug, RTS)
• Kurti for NIN: “ZSO – dead letter on paper; Serbs to turn to more moderate Serb parties” (Kontakt plus radio, Danas, N1)
• Zeri: New government without the Serbian List impossible (RTS)
• Hahn warns EU member states (Kosovo online, B92)
• Exhibition in Mitrovica North cancelled, painter prohibited to enter Kosovo with the paintings (Kosovo online)
• Vasilije Bojic arrested in Mitrovica North on Wednesday released
• Montenegrin language school in Pristina banned (Gracanicaonline.info)

Opinions:

• EU Enlargement: The Balkans Brexit Fallout (Balkan Insight)
• What’s next for Pristina? (CEPA)
• Mushkolaj: The bitter taste of defeat (Express)

Humanitarian and Development:

• Countess of Wessex: Let’s fight together stigma that harms survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (media)
• Childhood interrupted: a story from Plemetin (Prishtina Insight)

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UN Human Rights experts statement marking International Day of the Girl Child: Agents for change; Girls take up the fight for a better world

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GENEVA (10 October 2019) – On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN human rights experts* have applauded the energy and sense of urgency, as well as courage and intellect, that girls and young women have brought to recognizing and confronting many of today’s struggles from climate change and gender equality […]

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International Day of the Girl Child- these things you should know (Lajmi.net)

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October 11th is marked as International Day of the Girl Child, but as far as this topic is concerned, there is much to be said and much left to be desired. In the world, nearly 1.1 billion girls are part of a new generation, ready to take the path of the future. However, the gender equality […]

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Kosovo’s Election Winner Says Peace Impossible Unless Serbia Faces Its Past (RFE/RL)

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Albin Kurti, the leader of Kosovo’s leftist-nationalist Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) party that won a plurality of votes in parliamentary elections, said that dialogue with Serbia has to include the “recognition of Kosovo’s independence.” Speaking to RFE/RL on October 10 in Pristina, the country’s likely future prime minister also said that unless Serbia faces its past, there […]

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Serb translator arrested together with UNMIK Russian Official (Klan Kosova)

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Kosovo Police arrested today in Zubin Potok a Russian UNMIK official, Mihajl Aleksandrevic Krasnoshchenkov, who was later released. His local Serb translator was with him, and Klan Kosova has learned that his name is Dejan Tinovic. During the day, there was information that two Russian UNMIK officials were arrested, however the latest information is that […]

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Thaci meets Falatko and Kosnett – says that fight against organized crime will continue (Koha.net)

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The President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci received today the Deputy Director of Office of South Central European Affairs, Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs at United States Department of State, Susan Falatko, accompanied by the US Ambassador Philip Kosnett, a press release informs. Further it reads that Thaci and Falatko talked about the normalization of […]

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Mitrovica chief prosecutor asks from UNMIK to remove the immunity of its Russian staff (Insajderi)

By   /  28/05/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Mitrovica chief prosecutor asks from UNMIK to remove the immunity of its Russian staff (Insajderi)

Mitrovica Chief Prosecutor, Shyqyri Syla, told Insajderi that the Russian citizen, UNMIK employee Mikhail Krasnoschenkov, has been released some moments ago, due to his immunity. Meanwhile, the Kosovar of Serb nationality Dejan Dimic is still under arrest. Syla told Insajderi that there was pressure from UNMIK for their release, however the Serbian staff member has […]

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Haradinaj speaks about the arrested Russian, does not relate him to Russian agenda for destabilization (Express)

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A Russian citizen who tried to impede the work of Kosovo Police was arrested during the action, and speaking about this, Haradinaj said that the law will be implemented towards anyone who tries to endanger security of the country. “We respect immunity of the international organisations’ representatives. Kosovo respects their rights. If one of these […]

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UNMIK Headlines 21 March

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European Commission spares Serbia, blocks statements against it (Koha)
Limaj: I don’t understand the opposition! (RTK)
Kosovo Serb MP Petrovic verbally and physically assaulted in Pristina (media)
Kosnett: Not the laws but politics is the problem of corruption (Klan)
Pacolli: Dacic is lying, I did not chase or threaten him (RTK)
Montenegrin foreign minister visits Pristina (Koha)
Slovenian FM Cerar dismisses possibility of de-recognising Kosovo (Koha)
Selimi: Lifting the tariff would turn Kosovo to an even worse position (Epoka)
Mustafa: No candidacy announced yet for LDK leader (dailies)
Walker optimistic for a Kosovo – Serbia deal this year (media)
Bushati: Term “border correction” doesn’t exist in international law (Koha)
EU allocates funds for Serb returnees (Zeri)
Djuric: Hands off from Pristina parallel University (RTK)

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UNMIK Headlines 14 March

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• UK calls on Kosovo leaders to remove import tariff (Zeri)
• State delegation complains that tariff is damaging dialogue (Koha)
• Three top delegations came and left, tariff remains in force (Zeri)
• Haradinaj: Dialogue was derailed long before tariffs were introduced (media)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo committed to long-term partnership with U.S. (Zeri)
• KFOR refutes Vucic: There are no plans to intervene in the North (RTK)
• Fajon: I have great trust in Mogherini (RTK)
• Government, opposition call on President to nominate CEC members (media)
• U.S. State Department identifies violations of human rights in Kosovo (Epoka)
• Citaku: Proudly shared stories of amazing women from Kosovo at UN (media)

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