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UNMIK Headlines 21 September

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• Abbott: We have no red lines on dialogue, but we are against border changes (media)
• EU aims to prevent irregularities in the October 6 elections (Koha)
• U.S. Ambassador sends message to candidates for upcoming elections (media)
• Serbia appoints specialised team to investigate Ivanovic case (Zeri)
• President Thaci attends launch of “Women in Energy” program (media)

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EU chief election observer: There is time for Serbs to get ID cards to vote (Klan Kosova)

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Chief of the EU Election Observation Mission to Kosovo, Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, said at a press conference today that there is plenty of time for members of the Serb community to get equipped with identification documents so that they can vote in upcoming elections. “If there are complaints, we will look into them and report. […]

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Haradinaj says tariff will be lifted when Serbia recognises Kosovo (Express)

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Kosovo’s outgoing Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said in a debate in Pristina today that it was good news when “EU High Representative Federica Mogherini was removed from the table of talks, because the idea for border correction or Kosovo’s partition was alive under her leadership”. “When the dialogue was returned to the table of Chancellor […]

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Specialist chambers comment on Bashota’s remarks (Gazeta Express)

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The news website reports that Sokol Bashota, former deputy commander of the General Staff of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), was interviewed for two days by the specialist chambers as a suspect. Upon his return to Pristina, Bashota told the media that he was concerned because according to him the special court made him an […]

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Osmani: I will lead dialogue with Serbia transparently (RTK)

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Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) candidate for prime minister, Vjosa Osmani, said in a live chat session with citizens organised by the Kosovo Democratic Institute that if elected, she and her team would lead the dialogue with Serbia transparently and in close cooperation with parliamentary parties. Red lines in the dialogue with Serbia, according to […]

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Limaj: Dialogue with Serbia, biggest problem for new government of Kosovo (RTK)

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Fatmir Limaj, candidate for prime minister from the coalition between the Social Democratic Initiative (NISMA) and New Kosovo Alliance (AKR) said in a live chat session with citizens organised by the Kosovo Democratic Institute said that dialogue with Serbia will be one of the biggest problems that the new government of Kosovo will face. According […]

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Djuric: Pristina is dismissing Serbs from their jobs through SLS; Petrovic: “Djuric is a pathological liar” (KoSSev)

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The Head of the Kosovo Office, Marko Djuric blamed Pristina authorities over exerting pressures against Serb employees of the Kosovo Post Office through the Independent Liberal Party of Kosovo Serbs and its leader Slobodan Petrovic. At an extraordinary press briefing, Djuric said that these structures allegedly launched disciplinary proceedings, aimed at taking away votes from […]

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Munter invites Vucic to Berlin, Merkel calls for the meeting in New York (Tanjug/B92)

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Former US Ambassador to Serbia Cameron Munter said he hoped Vucic would participate in a December meeting in Berlin dedicated to the Balkans “I had the privilege of speaking with President Vucic, we discussed the situation in the region in the context of the Berlin Dialogue sponsored by the East-West Institute in December. Many leaders […]

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Blakaj: I am ready to support anyone that serves justice (media)

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Most news websites report that Elez Blakaj, a former prosecutor that worked on sensitive cases of terrorism and alleged abuses in the list of KLA war veterans and who left Kosovo after receiving threats, took to Facebook on Thursday evening after his name was mentioned by several candidates in the election campaign. Blakaj said he […]

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UNMIK Headlines 20 September

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• Veseli: We will clean up the justice and police system (Klan Kosova)
• Haradinaj: I took dialogue out of Thaci’s hands (Zeri)
• Serb campaign against Kosovo fails at Geneva forum (Zeri)
• Scott: Kosovo-Serbia agreement brings stability to Western Balkans (media)
• Thaci thanks Iowa governor for support to Kosovo (media)
• Daka: Election observation critical for CEC (RTK)
• Interviewees urged not to be cooperating witness to Specialist Chambers (Epoka)
• Special prosecution expands investigations in the north (Koha)
• Rakic: Petrovic is lying to justify his role as Pristina’s preferred politician (media)
• Judge arrested on abuse of authority charges (Telegrafi/Kallxo)
• Ministry of Environment political staff spent €46,000 only on telephone calls (Koha)

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Wilson: U.S. should not allow land swap between Kosovo and Serbia (Koha)

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Damon Wilson, vice president of the Atlantic Council, spoke before members of a U.S. senate committee and underlined that Washington’s strategy should be focused on dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia and North Macedonia joining NATO, Tirana-based paper Shekulli reported. He said the achievement of a comprehensive and historic agreement between Kosovo and Serbia would include […]

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Serbian opposition leader has plan for Kosovo without Vucic and his partners in Pristina (FoNet, N1, Beta)

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Serbian opposition leader Dragan Djilas told reporters on Thursday that his Party of Freedom and Justice has a plan for Kosovo which does not include President Aleksandar Vucic and his partners in Pristina. Djilas said that Vucic was out of the plan because “he does not know what the word reconciliation means”. “Our plan includes […]

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