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OSCE Broadcast 18 April

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Committee’s resolution will call for Serbia to admit that it committed genocide (KTV)
Veseli calls on friendly countries to draft resolution to recognise Serbia as crime inflictor (KTV)
O’Connell: Agreement with Serbia shouldn’t be quick, but good (KTV)Djuric: No meeting between Kosovo and Serbia delegations in Berlin (Klan Kosova)Srpska Lista, Vetëvendosje and PDK will take part in early elections in north (KTV & RTK)
Veseli to Prosecutors: File charges against corrupt officials (Most monitored broadcasters, Klan Kosova)
Haradinaj considers Kosovo’s ranking as 75th for freedom of speech encouraging  (KTV)
Thaçi: No dialogue with Serbian side in Berlin (Klan Kosova’s summary of Zona e Debatit show) 

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Case of two murdered UNMIK police officers in 2004 on retrial: two more suspects accused (Klan Kosova)

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The Pristina Basic Court has started a hearing on the murder case of two UNMIK police officers in 2004. Shkumbin Mehmeti was the only one sentenced for this case, but the Special Prosecution has filed further testimonies, on two new accused: Alban Dezdari and Bedri Krasniqi, informs Klan Kosova. Prosecutor Bukurije Xhonbalaj said that they […]

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Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks (RFERL)

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Serbia says it wants its ally Russia to play a larger role in EU-mediated talks with Kosovo. Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow that “Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation.” Dacic said Serbia “would not do anything without […]

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OSCE Broadcast 17 April

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Thaçi and Haradinaj say they are not aware of any proposal in Berlin summit (KTV)
EUMP McAllister expects that Berlin summit will contribute to continuation of dialogue (Klan Kosova)
AAK confirms it will not run for elections in north (KTV)
LDK does not have candidates for mayors in local elections in north (RTK)
Action in Belgrade reconstructs Serbian crimes in Kosovo (KTV)
Police Director meets with Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo (GazetaBlic) 

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PM Haradinaj on Berlin Summit (media)

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The meeting of all Western Balkans leaders in Berlin on 29 April, has drawn major attention in Kosovo and the region. Asked about it, Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told the media that he is not aware if this meeting would unblock the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia or not. Asked about eventual agreement between […]

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Thaci: There is no hidden agenda behind Berlin meeting (RTK)

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The President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, said the meeting in Berlin will be continuance of Germany’s and France’s interest for Kosovo and the region. He took to Facebook to write that there will not be any plan proposal on Kosovo – Serbia agreement at this meeting. “Furthermore, there is no hidden agenda after this meeting. […]

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Apostolova: EU remains the biggest donor in Kosovo (RTK)

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Natalya Apostolova, head of the EU Office in Kosovo, said the life of the citizens of Kosovo has improved however according to her, this is not enough. She made these comments at the meeting of the High-Level Forum on coordination of donors. According to Apostolova, EU remains the biggest donor in Kosovo. “We have investments […]

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Kosovo Widens Oliver Ivanovic Murder Investigation (Balkan Insight)

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Syle Hoxha, the prosecutor working on the Oliver Ivanovic murder case, told BIRN on Tuesday that the probe has been widened to include two further suspects with possible links to organised crime. “We have expanded the investigation into the case with two more individuals. We are at the initial phase in which they are suspected […]

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‘God’s Punishment’: Serbian Tabloids Say Notre Dame Fire Result Of Flying Kosovo’s Flag (RFE, Daily Nation, Kuwait Times)

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As investigators comb through the debris to find the cause of the fire that gutted the world-famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, two Serbian tabloids claim to know the real cause of the blaze in the 12th century Gothic church: a fluttering Kosovar flag. The Alo and Informer tabloids — which are closely linked to […]

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Kosovo president says EU will ‘lose a lot of substance’ after Brexit as he eyes membership (The Independent)

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“For us in Kosovo, we would like to see Britain in the European Union – definitely the EU cannot be the same without Britain,” says Hashim Thaci, the country’s president. “We cannot continue to pretend that nothing has changed, nothing is happening, this is a very, very big thing.” He stresses: “Without Britain, the European […]

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OSCE Broadcast 16 April

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OSCE to facilitate elections in north, parties haven’t applied yet (KTV)
The Independent: Specialist Chambers is also investigating Hashim Thaçi (Klan Kosova)
German plan on Kosovo: Dual sovereignty (GazetaExpress)
Serbia to retaliate to Kosovo’s tariffs after May 6 if they still in place (N1)
Veseli’s idea of Tribunal not feasible, experts believe (KTV)UN report on sexual violence in conflict excludes Kosovo (RTK1)

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Two more suspects on Oliver Ivanovic’s case (Express)

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State prosecution is continuing with investigation initiated last year to catch Oliver Ivanovic’s murderer. Two additional suspects are under the loop of the special prosecution. According to prosecutor Syle Hoxhaj, the two wanted suspects live in Mitrovica North and are involved in organized crime. “The investigation is ongoing. We have collected evidence, interviewed different people […]

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