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PM Brnabic met with Slovenian Assembly Speaker Zidan (Serbian Government, RTS)

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Prime Minister Ana Brnabic spoke yesterday with Slovenian Assembly Speaker Dejan Zidan on the continuation of bilateral cooperation, economic relations, upcoming visit of President Borut Pahor to Serbia as well as Kosovo and Metohija, RTS reported. The officials agreed that the new situation caused by Pristina’s introduction of taxes on goods from central Serbia and […]

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KFOR: ”normal exercises”; Leposavic Mayor: People were upset (N1, Blic)

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KFOR spokesman Vicenzo Grasso confirmed the “movement of KFOR troops today and earlier days” in Kosovo and stressed that it was about “normal exercises,” reported regional broadcaster N1. KFOR is conducting regular training activities to keep ready to be rapidly deployed across Kosovo in accordance with UNSCR 1244, said KFOR and added that convoys moved […]

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KFOR: Armored vehicles Kosovo received are not threat, no indicators of military action (Tanjug, RTS)

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KFOR Spokesperson Vincenzo Grasso said delivery of 24 armored vehicles “Humvee” for the needs of Kosovo Security Forces “does not represent a threat” adding there are no indicators that any military action could occur in the territory of Kosovo. RTK2 published the news two days ago, saying that highly mobile and multipurpose armored military vehicles […]

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Belgrade calls on 53 states to prevent creation of Kosovo army (TV N1)

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Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin wrote a letter to his counterparts in 53 states asking them to prevent Kosovo from forming its army, TV N1 reports. A statement from his office said Vulin sent those letters “so that no one could claim one day they did not know what was happening in Kosovo.” “What is […]

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RTS: The column of KFOR vehicles in the northern Kosovo spotted, carry equipment for blockades

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Radio television od Serbia (RTS) reports that more than 45 KFOR vehicles entered the north of Kosovo, just before 10 am today. According to the information from the field, RTS reports that along with the combat vehicles, members of KFOR also carry equipment for blocking and making barriers, such as construction machines, excavators, reels of […]

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Whereabouts of Remzi Shala, wanted by Specialist Chambers, unknown (media)

By   /  13/12/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Whereabouts of Remzi Shala, wanted by Specialist Chambers, unknown (media)

Media are reporting that the whereabouts of Remzi Shala, former KLA fighter called by the Specialist Chambers in The Hague, are presently unknown after he stated that he will not respond positively to the call as he doesn’t recognise the court. Shala’s attorney, Natal Bullakaj, said in an interview with RTV Dukagjini that his client […]

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Kosovo expected to vote to form army (Euronews)

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Moves by Kosovo to build itself an army have angered neighboring Serbia, which has floated the idea of military intervention. In a vote set for Friday, Kosovo’s 120-seat parliament is expected to easily approve draft government-submitted legislation to turn its existing 4,000-strong paramilitary unit — Kosovo Security Force (KSF) — into an expanded, lightly-armed army. […]

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Kosovo tests Serbia with vote to build an army (Digital Journal, AFP)

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Kosovo will vote Friday on whether to create its own army, in a heavily symbolic show of independence from Serbia that has inflamed tensions between the former wartime foes. Since breaking away from Belgrade in a guerilla war in the late 1990s, Kosovo has relied on NATO-led forces to guarantee its security. But at the […]

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Hasani said tariffs meant to bring greater EU, US engagement (Danas, TV N1)

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Former Kosovo Constitutional Court judge, Enver Hasani told Belgrade-based daily Danas that the decision to impose 100 percent tariffs on goods from Serbia was intended to bring greater engagement by the international community in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. Hasani added this political decision was also intended for domestic consumption. “From the political side, this was an […]

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Draft Civil Code Phase II presented in Gracanica (RTK2)

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The Kosovo Ministry of Justice, within the framework of completing legal infrastructure in the field of justice, presented in Gracanica the “Civil Code Phase 2”, which aims to finalize a comprehensive modern code that meets European standards, reported RTK2. The EU invested more than 2.3 million euros in this project, which continues to provide assistance […]

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Drecun: Kosovo army can seriously endanger Serbian people (RTS)

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Serbian Assembly Committee for Kosovo and Metohija Chairman, Milovan Drecun told RTS Albanians in Kosovo are creating an army with the help of some NATO member states. He added, that the so-called army already exists, it is armed and organized in a military manner. Speaking for RTS morning news edition Drecun said that this army, […]

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Kosovo’s plan to build an army revives old Balkan tensions (Military Times, AP)

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Kosovo is moving to build itself a regular army, angering neighboring Serbia enough to talk of military intervention — a seemingly empty threat. In a vote set for Friday, Kosovo’s 120-seat parliament is expected to approve draft government-submitted legislation to turn an existing 4,000-strong paramilitary force, known as the Kosovo Security Force, […]

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