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U.S. calls on Kosovo to immediately suspend import tariff (media)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on U.S. calls on Kosovo to immediately suspend import tariff (media)

Majority of online media outlets are reporting on a U.S. Embassy statement issued today calling on Kosovo to immediately suspend the tarrif on imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina saying it is a necessary step to restore momentum in the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue. The U.S. says an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia is in the […]

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Taxes declined by half export of goods from CEFTA states to Kosovo (RTS)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Taxes declined by half export of goods from CEFTA states to Kosovo (RTS)

Decision of the Kosovo Government to introduce 100 percent taxes on the goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina influenced a rapid decline in the distribution of these products to the market in Kosovo, while there was an increase in distribution of goods from Macedonia and Albania, RTS reports today. According to Kosovo Statistics Office […]

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Haradinaj: Visa liberalisation in June, import tax helps Kosovo’s economic development (media)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Haradinaj: Visa liberalisation in June, import tax helps Kosovo’s economic development (media)

Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj said in a press conference today after the meeting of the government that President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci was right in his estimate that decision on visa liberalisation for Kosovo would be taken in June. “June is a realistic option, but we agreed not to talk too much. I […]

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Kosovo procurement agency invites offers for Serbian goods (N1)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Kosovo procurement agency invites offers for Serbian goods (N1)

Kosovo’s Central Public Procurement Agency has published a tender worth 23.5 million Euros for a number of products including some from Serbia despite the 100 percent tariffs on Serbian goods. The list of products includes Eurokrem, Plazma and Petit Buerre biscuits, Vegeta spices, sardines, Red Bull and other Serbian products. One person at the Agency […]

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Government approves Trepca’s draft statute (Klan Kosova)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Government approves Trepca’s draft statute (Klan Kosova)

The government of Kosovo in its routine meeting today approved draft statute for the Trepca mine. Minister of Economic Development, Valdrin Lluka, said on the occasion that the document enjoys broad support and meets all the necessary criteria. “The document enables implementation of the Law on Trepca, the statute is being proposed by the Trepca […]

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Former KLA commander, Sylejman Selimi, released on parole (Indeksonline/Kallxo)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on Former KLA commander, Sylejman Selimi, released on parole (Indeksonline/Kallxo)

Former Kosovo Liberation Army commander, Sylejman Selimi, is reported to have been conditionally released from prison after serving two-third of his six-year sentence for war crimes. Kallxo is reporting that Selimi will be released today and his terms of release will be monitored by the Kosovo Correction Service until 30 October 2020. Selimi was arrested […]

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PVD: Kosovo-Serbia agreement would not be complete without an answer on position of Presevo valley Albanians (Telegrafi)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on PVD: Kosovo-Serbia agreement would not be complete without an answer on position of Presevo valley Albanians (Telegrafi)

Party for Democratic Action (PVD) in Presevo, has issued a press release which notes that on the verge of the final phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, which should result with a legally binding agreement for the parties and guarantee Kosovo’s seat at the UN, hope for inclusion of the Presevo Valley as […]

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LDK: Except for tax, Kosovo government has nothing to offer to citizens (Kosovapress/Koha)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  Comments Off on LDK: Except for tax, Kosovo government has nothing to offer to citizens (Kosovapress/Koha)

Avdullah Hoti, head of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) parliamentary group, said today that the government of Kosovo is using the import tax on Serbia as a coverup for its failures. “The tax has become a key to hiding problems. Except for the tax, this government has nothing to offer to its citizens,” Hoti […]

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Vucic: I hope, however, I am reserved towards signals on lifting taxes (Tanjug, Dnevnik, TV Pink)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Vucic: I hope, however, I am reserved towards signals on lifting taxes (Tanjug, Dnevnik, TV Pink)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic voiced today reservation towards signals from Pristina on the possible revocation of 100 percent tax imposed on goods from central Serbia, Tanjug news agency reports. “I do not believe they would easily revoke the tax, but I hope they would do so,” Vucic told journalists in Davos. He noted the pressure […]

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Women’s rights in Western Balkans get European parliament support (Emerging Europe)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Women’s rights in Western Balkans get European parliament support (Emerging Europe)

The European Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) has adopted a resolution on women’s rights in the Western Balkans, proposed by Croatian MEP Biljana Borzan, the EU’s Rapporteur for Women’s Rights. See at: https://bit.ly/2CMLUeI

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Jeremic on Vucic, Kosovo, change of borders (Danas, Der Standard)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Jeremic on Vucic, Kosovo, change of borders (Danas, Der Standard)

Leader of Peoples’ Party Vuk Jeremic in an interview to Vienna-based Der Standard said that Serbia is no longer a democratic state but “a corrupted autocracy” in which the President of the Republic grabbed all leverages of power, while he secretly negotiates on redrawing the borders in the region, Danas daily reports. “Regional stability and […]

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Is the Serbia-Kosovo border change still on the table? (European Weastern Balkans)

By   /  25/01/2019  /  International  /  Comments Off on Is the Serbia-Kosovo border change still on the table? (European Weastern Balkans)

Last summer, shockwaves were sent when the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vučić and Hashim Thaci, presented the idea of territorial changes as a solution to the longstanding Serbia-Kosovo dispute. This news surprised many, having in mind that since the inception of the EU facilitated Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in 2011, the issue of border was […]

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