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UNMIK Headlines 15 December

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• Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Kosovo
• Statement by the Representative of Secretary General (media)
• Kosovo leaders: Army will serve to peace and stability of the region (Epoka)
• Pacolli’s message on the army addressed to the world countries (RTK)
• Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry responds to Maja Kocijancic (media)
• NATO to look into relation with KSF during its next meeting (media)
• Russia requests from KFOR to demilitarize and disband KSF (Koha)
• France recognizes Kosovo’s army (media)
• Serbian Army Chief of Staff: We are vigilantly monitoring situation in Kosovo (RTK)
• FYROM against creation of Kosovo’s army (Zeri)
• Bolton stresses the need for speedy agreement between Kosovo and Serbia (Koha)
• Haradinaj with a draft-book on issues to be discussed with Serbia (Koha)
• Assembly to gather for extraordinary session today at 14:00 hours (Koha)
• “Harshest condemnation of so-called Kosovo army” (Serbian Government, B92)
• Djuric: Illegal formation in Serbian territory, do not join it (B92)
• UN SC session on Monday, West seeking session “behind closed doors” (Tanjug, TASS)

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UNMIK Headlines 14 December

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• Army Day (dailies)
• Thaci: KSF built as multiethnic force in line with NATO standards (Koha)
• Rama: Army to deploy throughout Kosovo (Zeri)
• Ambassador Kosnett meets KSF Commander Rama (Koha)
• Kosnett: Kosovo’s Army, a historic decision (media)
• O’Connell: Kosovo has a right to army, Serbs should not fear (Kosova Sot)
• Annen: Germany does not question Kosovo’s right for the army (Epoka)
• Schieb: Kosovo has right to army, Serbia should recognize Kosovo (Express)
• Haziri: Government being ungrateful to EU over army (Telegrafi)
• Haradinaj presents draft for normalization of relations with Serbia (Epoka)
• Dobruna: I said no army respected laws more than KLA (dailies)
• Explosive device discovered near Gazimestan (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 13 December

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• Foggo: Kosovo army, sovereign decision (Koha/Zeri)
• AP: Serbia to confront U.S. and NATO if it tries to enter Kosovo into (Kosova Sot)
• UK supports creation of Kosovo army (Epoka e Re)
• Haradinaj: No one should try to evade justice (media)
• Over ten invitations from Specialist Chambers (Zeri)
• Kocijancic: Mogherini’s role is to facilitate dialogue (Zeri)
• Limaj: Kosovo has two very important issues ahead (RTK)
• VV: Haradinaj’s criticism of EU, coverup for his own failures (Koha)
• Arifi: Donations for Mitrovica North hospital released (RTK)
• Kandic calls for regional cooperation on war crimes (Koha Ditore)
• Names of 700 Serbs suspected of war crimes sent to prosecution (Arberesh.info)
• Kosovo government to fund reconstruction of a Bujanovac school (Epoka)

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UNMIK Headlines 12 December

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• Haradinaj: Mogherini has ‘killed’ the dialogue (media)
• Mogherini’s office doesn’t comment on Haradinaj’s statement (Koha)
• German FM reiterates position against border changes (Zeri)
• PSD requests from MPs to support draft resolution for dialogue (Epoka)
• Specialist Chambers say Kosovo institutions have a duty to cooperate (Koha)
• KLA commander refuses to cooperate with Specialist Chambers (Bota Sot)
• Haradinaj: Not the end of the world if freedom fighters to go to Hague (RTK)
• Government has identified additional measures towards Serbia (Koha)
• Kosovo DPM Hoxhaj meets U.S. Defence Secretary Mattis (Bota Sot)

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UNMIK Headlines 11 December

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• Mogherini doesn’t rule out border change option (dailies)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo’s army will serve peace in the world (AP)
• KSF Commander: Consensus in NATO, impossible (Klan Kosova)
• Hahn: Delays on lifting import tax, unacceptable (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj says he cannot talk about “possible measures against Serbia” (Koha)
• Government considering applying full reciprocity measures to Serbia (RFE/Zeri)
• Shala to Serbia: We set the tax, not UNMIK (RTK)
• Sarovic: We will ask for Kosovo’s suspension from CEFTA and SAA (media)
• Sokol Dobruna invited by Specialist Chambers (Bota Sot/T7)
• Kosnett: Officials in Kosovo working for personal interests (Zeri)
• German Ambassador to Serbia: Parties must resume talks (media)
• “President’s involvement in dialogue should be seen as advantage” (Epoka)
• “Serb criminals, mercenaries prepared to destabilize Kosovo north” (Insajderi)

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UNMIK Headlines 10 December

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• Assembly President Veseli in Washington today (RTK)
• Mustafa: Specialist chambers to also try economic crimes (media)
• U.S. Ambassador says corrupt officials should be in jail (Epoka)
• O’Connell: Kosovo has problems with corrupt politicians (Epoka)
• Kurti: Citizens of Kosovo isolated by corrupt politicians (Zeri)
• EU Council to discuss tax and KSF mandate (Epoka e Re)
• Disagreements over President’s role block initiatives for consensus (Koha)
• Gorani: PSD draft resolution on dialogue cannot be negotiated (Epoka)
• Palokaj: Kosovo should not wait for NATO’s consent to form army (Koha)
• Kosovo businesses insist on CEFTA being renegotiated (Epoka)
• Kosovo Customs: “Unconstitutionally-labelled” products not allowed in (Klan)
• Kosovo Serb politician interviewed by Serbian Intelligence Agency (media)

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UNMIK Headlines 8 December

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• Haradinaj: Stoltenberg’s statement for the army is not a “NO” (media)
• Haradinaj implies bigger measures than 100-percent tax (Lajmi)
• Thaci: Blair supports dialogue on final deal between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Limaj supports PSD’s proposal on law on dialogue with Serbia (media)
• The “storm” of the special court (Zeri)

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UNMIK Headlines 7 December

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• Specialist Chambers invite former KLA commander for interview (dailies)
• Kosnett: KSF evolution into Armed Forces, positive and natural step (RTK)
• Pacolli: U.S. is supporting us for the army (Bota Sot)
• Veseli: Kosovo Army will be an army of peace (media)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo army will not impair relations with NATO (media)
• Haradinaj: U.S. would defend Kosovo if Serbia sends army (media)
• Stoltenberg talks with Haradinaj and Vucic (media)
• EU: Kosovo Army only in accordance with Constitution (Lajmi)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo Army will be voted on December 14 (media)
• Serwer criticizes NATO’s stance on Kosovo army (Bota Sot/Epoka)
• UK supports Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic perspective (Epoka e Re)
• The isolating policies of the Haradinaj-led government (Koha)
• CEFTA meeting cut short after Serbia referred to Kosovo as UNMIK (media)
• Bahtiri: Internationals have failed in opening Mitrovica bridge (Epoka e Re)
• Government blocks actions for eventual elections in the north (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 6 December

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• NATO chief criticizes Kosovo for army and import tax (Koha)
• Russia alarms UN over Kosovo Army (media)
• Haradinaj: Our army is not for the north (media)
• Berisha: We cannot wait indefinitely to have an army (Zeri)
• Hoxhaj: EU ignored Kosovo on visa liberalisation (media)
• Brnabic: I hope we won’t have to use our army, it is one of the options (media)
• Shala: Kosovo shouldn’t fear Serbia’s statements for war (KTV)
• China: There will be no war in Kosovo (Koha)
• Shala: Tax will remain in force (Klan Kosova)
• Assembly resolutions will not strip Thaci of his role in dialogue (Koha)
• Limaj calls for broad consensus on dialogue with Serbia (Zeri)
• Molliqaj says PSD will not join Haradinaj-led government (media)
• Trajkovic: Thaci and Vucic, joint mission to divide Kosovo (media)
• Tahiri writes to EU commissioners over visa liberalisation (Epoka)

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UNMIK Headlines 5 December

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• Haradinaj: Tax on Serb products will not be lifted (dailies)
• U.S. calls on Kosovo to lift import tax decision (Zeri)
• Cullen: 100-percent tariff is against CEFTA principles (Koha)
• KFOS with plan for consensual platform on dialogue (Koha)
• Fajon: EU credibility at stake regarding visa liberalisation for Kosovo (Zeri)
• MEPs urge European Council to approve visa liberalisation for Kosovo (Epoka)
• Assembly session on visa liberalisation fails to take place (Epoka)
• Eichhorst: Pristina – Belgrade dialogue has never stopped (Klan Kosova)
• Tahiri: Work of courts in the north has not been suspended (Koha)
• Kosovo improves standing in Press Freedom Index (Koha)

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UNMIK Headlines 4 December

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• Hahn: No visa liberalisation until 2020 (dailies)
• Kosovo leaders react to Hahn’s statement on visa liberalisation (dailies)
• Hahn: EU disappointed with import tax (dailies)
• Haradinaj remains unshaken in import tax on Serbia and Bosnia (dailies)
• Kosnett: U.S. will support Kosovo (dailies)
• Kosovo Assembly to vote on armed forces on December 14 (media)
• PSD and Alternativa to join government team for dialogue (Koha)
• Haradinaj meets Albanian representatives from northern municipalities (media)
• Police confirms it issued arrest warrant for Milan Radojicic (Kosova Sot)

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UNMIK Headlines 3 December

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• Hahn today in Pristina to meet institutional leaders (Zeri)
• Serbian List locked in the Assembly, waiting for Commissioner Hahn (media)
• Hoxhaj: I never said anything about a pact against Serbia (RTK)
• “Tax to remain in force until Serbia changes approach towards Kosovo” (RTV21)
• PSD seeks consensus on dialogue, LDK and Vetevendosje, elections (Zeri)
• Kosovo Assembly presidency to meet today, discuss formation of army (Lajmi)
• Solomon Islands retract recognition of Kosovo independence (media)
• Jablanovic: Serbian List wants to shift attention away from arrests (media)
• Ceric calls on Haradinaj to exclude Bosnia from 100-percent tax (Koha)
• Police ban bus from Serbia from entering Kosovo (media)

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