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Quixotic fight of Serbian and Albanian villagers of the Sara mountain against the construction of MHPP (KoSSev)

By   /  17/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Quixotic fight of Serbian and Albanian villagers of the Sara mountain against the construction of MHPP (KoSSev)

Residents of the Strpce municipality, both Serbs and Albanians, have been protesting for months against the construction of a mini hydroelectric power plants in this municipality. The ”Matkos Group” continues with the construction, while the locals want to preserve the nature of the national park they live in. Approximately two hundred Serbs and Albanians, with […]

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Education in central Kosovo and its problems discussed at the Gracanica Civic Energy Center (KIM radio)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Education in central Kosovo and its problems discussed at the Gracanica Civic Energy Center (KIM radio)

Poor working conditions, insufficient space, reduced hours and work in shifts, transportation of students, delivery of books is some of the burdens on the education in central Kosovo, KIM radio reported. However, the quality of children’s education depends mostly on the teachers, agree the participants in the education debate held at the Civic Energy Center […]

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“Kosovo’s Chernobils – the silent assassins” (Koha)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on “Kosovo’s Chernobils – the silent assassins” (Koha)

The paper carries in one of its front-page stories the third part of a series of article titled “Kosovo’s Chernobils – the silent assassins”, highlighting that there are 110 polluted zones in Kosovo as a result of different economic activities. “Mitrovica has the biggest and most dangerous hot-spots in the Balkans created by the remnants […]

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Eleven-year-old girl forcibly married (RTCG, Kontakt plus radio, RTS)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Eleven-year-old girl forcibly married (RTCG, Kontakt plus radio, RTS)

Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG) reported that another case of forced juvenile marriage has been reported to the Police Directorate. Kontakt plus radio quoted RTCG that an eleven-year-old girl from Montenegro was married to a groom from Kosovo, announced Fana Delija from the Center for Roma Initiatives, adding that she expects the girl to be […]

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Court awards family of Diana Kastrati €95,000 in compensation (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  11/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Court awards family of Diana Kastrati €95,000 in compensation (Prishtina Insight)

Eight years after the murder of Diana Kastrati in 2011, the Basic Court in Prizren ruled last week that Diana’s parents, Gezim and Makfire Kastrati, will receive compensation from the Kosovo state, which was deemed responsible for their suffering following the loss of their daughter. The Court confirmed a 2013 decision from the Constitutional Court […]

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Constitutional Court rules sex-change request to be inadmissible and premature (Koha)

By   /  09/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Constitutional Court rules sex-change request to be inadmissible and premature (Koha)

The Kosovo-based Centre for Equality and Liberty (CEL) announced in a statement to the press that the Constitutional Court of Kosovo has ruled Blert Morina’s case against the Civil Registration Agency for recognition of gender identity to be inadmissible and premature. In 2018, Morina had requested the Civil Registration office in Gjakova to change the […]

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Serbia-based organisations encourage return of Serbs to Kosovo (Koha)

By   /  04/09/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Serbia-based organisations encourage return of Serbs to Kosovo (Koha)

Under the EU-funded “Support for sustainable return of internally displaced persons to Kosovo” project, several organisations based in Serbia have published an open call for persons who wish to return to Kosovo to apply for no-return funds and job training, Koha reports quoting JuGmedia vesti media outlet. The project is expected to provide financial support […]

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Kosovo Imam Dismissed for Backing Theory of Evolution (Balkan Insight)

By   /  30/08/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Kosovo Imam Dismissed for Backing Theory of Evolution (Balkan Insight)

The Kosovo Islamic Community has dismissed an imam for “contradicting Islamic principles” and “spreading falsehoods” after he said he accepted that Darwin’s theory of evolution is correct. Drilon Gashi, a young and unconventional cleric who served for two years as imam at the mosque in the village of Vitomirica in Kosovo’s Peja/Pec municipality, said on […]

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Kusari-Lila to run mini marathon in support of non-majority kids in Kosovo (Kallxo)

By   /  28/08/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Kusari-Lila to run mini marathon in support of non-majority kids in Kosovo (Kallxo)

Former Kosovo MP Mimoza Kusari-Lila has announced she plans to run a mini-marathon in support of education for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian children. The mini marathon is being organised by the “Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians” non-government organisation and the funds raised from the event will be dedicated for education of Roma, Ashkali and […]

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Germany, France, UK express concern over accreditation agency deadlock (Indeksonline/Kallxo)

By   /  27/08/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Germany, France, UK express concern over accreditation agency deadlock (Indeksonline/Kallxo)

The embassies of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have expressed concern over the deadlock of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency saying this puts the upcoming academic year at serious risk. “The Embassies regard independent, accountable and transparent institutions as key to regulating the accreditation process of educational programmes and they have full respect for the […]

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Landmark decision of Kosovo court, allows first ever sex change (Klan Kosova)

By   /  22/08/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Landmark decision of Kosovo court, allows first ever sex change (Klan Kosova)

The Appeals Court has confirmed the ruling of the Basic Court allowing a 38-year-old woman to undergo a sex-change. The ruling invalidates provisions from the Law on Civil Status of 2011 by upholding the Law on Gender Equality of 2015, the Constitution of Kosovo and the European Convention on Human Rights. The issue reached the […]

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Minister Lluka meets company tasked with preparing Kosovo Telekom for privatisation (Koha)

By   /  19/08/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Minister Lluka meets company tasked with preparing Kosovo Telekom for privatisation (Koha)

Outgoing Minister of Economic Development Valdrin Lluka met today representatives from the German company “Detecon” selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, on request of the government of Kosovo, to prepare Kosovo Telekom for privatization. “A team from Detecon stayed in Kosovo and met main stakeholders of this important enterprise for the country’s […]

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